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Price: $800.00

FINE CONDITION

ARAM KHATCHATURIAN - COMPOSER

Autographed, mounted 8.75 x 10.75 (mount) photograph of the Georgian born, Russian composer of Armenian decent, conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. (Based upon the column and chandelier) He writes, To dear Rafic from A. Khatchaturian, Moscow. (Rafic is a diminutive nickname for Raphael)

 

Khatchaturian (1903-1978) subsidized his composing activities as a conductor. He not only conducted in Russia, but from the 1950s to the 1970s toured Europe, the United States and South America conducting his own works. The composer was a great favorite with the Vienna Philharmonic while on tour. He also recorded several of his works with that orchestra.

 

The photograph is an outstanding action image and signed on the front, which is uncommon in photographs of this size. The image was developed on the usual thin Russian photograph paper and was mounted later to thick mat board.

 

Would make an excellent display piece.