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Autographed and inscribed 3” x 5” pebble grained original photograph of the great Armenian-Soviet composer, The Hague, July 19, 1964.  The original recipient has written some biographical details on the verso.

 

Khatchaturian (1903-1978) was of Armenian descent.  Born in Tiflis, he rose to become one of the leading  Russian composers of the 20th Century.  A pupil of Mikhail Gnessin at the Moscow Technicum, he graduated and then went on to the Moscow Conservatory where he studied composition with Vissarion Shebalin and piano with Heinrich Neuhaus.  He was appointed an Instructor at the Moscow Conservatory in 1961 and full Professor in 1968.  He joined the Communist Party in 1947.

 

The composer is best remembered for his “Sabre Dance” from his ballet “Gayane” which he turned into multiple symphonic suites.  He is also well remembered for his ballet “Spartacus” as well.  Both are in the regular repertory and performed around the world.  For orchestra he wrote three symphonies, dance suites, a piano concerto, a violin concerto, a piano rhapsody and a violin rhapsody with orchestra, symphonic odes, fantasies and dances.  He also wrote Communist Party patriotic music for orchestra.  On the smaller scale he wrote quite a bit of chamber music, solo music, songs and film music.

           ARAM KHATCHATURIAN - COMPOSER

NEAR MINT CONDITION