Արամ Խաչատրյան (Soviet-Armenian composer, Aram Khachaturian)
A list of works, compiled by Onno van Rijen, can be found here
Aram Khachaturian (Russian: Ара́м Ильи́ч Хачатуря́н; Armenian: Արամ Խաչատրյան) (June 6 [O.S. May 24] 1903 – May 1, 1978) was a Soviet Armenian composer. Alongside Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, Khachaturian is sometimes called one of the three "titans" of Soviet music. He is also considered "one of the major musicians" of the 20th century. Khachaturian's works were often influenced by classical European music and Armenian folk music.
Born in Tiflis to an Armenian family, Khachaturian moved to Moscow at the age of 19. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1934. Khachaturian is famous for the Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from his ballet Spartacus, and for the "Sabre Dance" from his ballet Gayane and the adagio from the same ballet, much used in films and TV series around the world.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license