Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Babajanian, Arno

Arno Harrtynn Babajanian (1921-1985), Soviet Armenian composer and pianist, People's Artist of the Armenian SSR(1956) and Soviet Union(1971). He was awarded the State Prizes of USSR(1951,1953) and Armenian SSR(1967,1983). At age of 7 he entered the Yerevan State Musical Conservatory by the recommendation of Khachaturian, then later taught there. His music is rooted in Armenian folk songs and folklore.

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