Aram Khachaturian

1903 - 1978

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Aram Ilyich Khachaturian (; Russian: Арам Ильич Хачатурян, IPA: [ɐˈram ɨˈlʲjitɕ xətɕɪtʊˈrʲan] (listen); Armenian: Արամ Խաչատրյան, romanized: Aram Xačʿatryan, IPA: [ɑˈɾɑm χɑtʃʰɑt(ə)ˈɾjɑn]; 6 June [O.S. 24 May] 1903 – 1 May 1978) was a Soviet and Armenian composer and conductor. He is considered one of the leading Soviet composers.Born and raised in Tbilisi, the multicultural capital of Georgia, Khachaturian moved to Moscow in 1921 following the Sovietization of the Caucasus. Without prior music training, he enrolled in the Gnessin Musical Institute, subsequently studying at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Nikolai Myaskovsky, among others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aram Khachaturian has received more than 926,933 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Aram Khachaturian is the 57th most popular composer (down from 56th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Georgia and the most popular Georgian Composer.

Aram Khachaturian is most famous for his composition "Sabre Dance" which was featured in the film "Lawrence of Arabia."

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Among composers, Aram Khachaturian ranks 57 out of 1,228Before him are Jean-Philippe Rameau, Vincenzo Bellini, Georg Philipp Telemann, Guido of Arezzo, Anton Bruckner, and Domenico Scarlatti. After him are Edward Elgar, Henry Purcell, Alexander Borodin, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Johann Pachelbel, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

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Among people born in 1903, Aram Khachaturian ranks 5Before him are George Orwell, John von Neumann, Konrad Lorenz, and Theodor W. Adorno. After him are Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Olav V of Norway, Mark Rothko, Vladimir Horowitz, Habib Bourguiba, and Marguerite Yourcenar. Among people deceased in 1978, Aram Khachaturian ranks 4Before him are Pope John Paul I, Pope Paul VI, and Golda Meir. After him are Kurt Gödel, Adolf Dassler, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Jacques Brel, Aldo Moro, Giorgio de Chirico, Ramón Mercader, and Margaret Mead.

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Aram Khachaturian ranks 3 out of 292Before him are Joseph Stalin (1879) and Darius the Great (-550). After him are Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Shota Rustaveli (1172), Lavrentiy Beria (1899), Tamar of Georgia (1166), Tigran Petrosian (1929), Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Aleksei Brusilov (1853), and Sergei Parajanov (1924).

Among COMPOSERS In Georgia

Among composers born in Georgia, Aram Khachaturian ranks 1After him are Zacharia Paliashvili (1871), Lev Knipper (1898), Mikael Tariverdiev (1931), Edvard Mirzoyan (1921), and Vano Muradeli (1908).