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Remembering Aram Khachaturian, A 'Titan' Of Soviet Music

Composer Aram Khachaturian was born on June 6, 1903 to an Armenian family in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Alongside Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, Khachaturian is referred to as one of the three titans of Soviet music. Khachaturian's works span a broad range of musical types, including ballets, symphonies, concertos, and numerous film scores. Although he was born in Georgia and lived most of his life in Russia, he has been an iconic figure to generations of Armenian composers. Most of his works are saturated with centuries-old motifs from Armenian culture. (19 PHOTOS)

Conductor and composer Aram Khachaturian in 1972
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Conductor and composer Aram Khachaturian in 1972

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