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Khachaturian , Khachaturyan , Khachadurian or Khachatourian (Armenian : Խաչատուրյան) is an Armenian surname. Khachaturian means "cross bearer". People with the name include the following:

Armenian language Indo-European language

The Armenian language is an Indo-European language that is the only language in the Armenian branch. It is the official language of Armenia as well as the de facto Republic of Artsakh. Historically being spoken throughout the Armenian Highlands, today, Armenian is widely spoken throughout the Armenian diaspora. Armenian is written in its own writing system, the Armenian alphabet, introduced in 405 AD by Mesrop Mashtots.

Aram Khachaturian Soviet composer and conductor

Aram Il'yich Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer and conductor. He is considered one of the leading Soviet composers.

Gayane Khachaturian Georgian-Armenian painter and graphic artist

Gayane Khachaturian was a Georgian-Armenian painter and graphic artist.

Karen Surenovich Khachaturian was a Soviet and Russian composer of Armenian ethnicity and the nephew of composer Aram Khachaturian.

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Sabre Dance Movement in Khachaturians ballet Gayane

"Sabre Dance" is a movement in the final act of Aram Khachaturian's ballet Gayane (1942), where the dancers display their skill with sabres. It is Khachaturian's best known and most recognizable work. He apparently felt that its popularity "deflected attention from his other works."

<i>Gayane</i> (ballet) Ballet by Khachaturian

Gayane ; is a four-act ballet with music by Aram Khachaturian. Originally composed in or before 1939, when it was first produced as Happiness. Revised in 1941–42 to a libretto by Konstantin Derzhavin and with choreography by Nina Aleksandrovna Anisimova, the score was revised in 1952 and in 1957, with a new plot. The stage design was by Nathan Altman (scenery) and Tatyana Bruni (costumes).

Anthem of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic national anthem

The State Anthem of the Armenian SSR was the national anthem of Armenia when it was a republic of the Soviet Union and known as the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic. It was used between 1944 and 1991. Its music was composed by world-famous Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian and the lyrics were written by Sarmen".

<i>Spartacus</i> (ballet) ballet by Aram Khachaturian

Spartacus is a ballet by Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978). The work follows the exploits of Spartacus, the leader of the slave uprising against the Romans known as the Third Servile War, although the ballet's storyline takes considerable liberties with the historical record. Khachaturian composed Spartacus in 1954, and was awarded a Lenin Prize for the composition that same year. It was first staged, with choreography by Leonid Yakobson, in Leningrad 1956, but only with qualified success since Yakobson abandoned conventional pointe in his choreography. The ballet received its first staging at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow in 1958, choreographed by Igor Moiseyev; however it was the 1968 production, choreographed by Yury Grigorovich, which achieved the greatest acclaim for the ballet. It remains one of Khachaturian's best known works and is prominent within the repertoires of the Bolshoi Theatre and other ballet companies in Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Alexander Arutiunian Armenian composer, pianist

Alexander Grigori Arutiunian, also known as Arutunian, Arutyunyan, Arutjunjan, Harutyunian or Harutiunian, was a Soviet and Armenian composer and pianist, widely known for his 1950 trumpet concerto. A professor at Yerevan State Conservatory, he was recognized with many awards for his work, including the Stalin Prize in 1949 and People's Artist of the USSR in 1970, as well as numerous honors from his homeland of Armenia.

Edward Manukyan Armenian musician

Edward Manukyan is an Armenian-born composer residing in Southern California, United States. His main works are orchestral and chamber compositions, which lean heavily upon elements of Armenian national folklore.

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The Gnessin State Musical College and Gnesins Russian Academy of Music is a prominent music school in Moscow, Russia.

Arno Babajanian

Arno Babajanian was an Armenian composer and pianist during the Soviet era.

Ruben Simonov Soviet actor, theatre and film director

Ruben Simonov (Russian: Рубен Николаевич Симонов was a Soviet actor and director, People's Artist of the USSR, Professor. Awarded by the State Prize of the USSR title.

Aram is an Armenian patriarch in the History of Armenia, and a popular masculine name in Armenian. It appears in Hebrew, Aramaic, and in cuneiform as Arame of Urartu.

House-Museum of Aram Khachaturian musical museum in Yerevan, Armenia

The Aram Khachaturian House-Museum opened in Yerevan, Armenia in 1982 and is devoted to the exhibition of the Armenian composer Aram Khatchaturian's personal artifacts, as well as to the research and study of his creative output.

Armenians in Tbilisi

The Armenians have historically been one of the main ethnic groups in the city of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Armenians are the largest ethnic minority in Tbilisi at 4.8% of the population. Armenians migrated to the Georgian lands in the Middle Ages, during the Muslim rule of Armenia. They formed the single largest group of city's population in the 19th century. Official Georgian statistics of 2014 put the number of Armenians in Tbilisi 53,409 people.

Masquerade was written in 1941 by Aram Khachaturian as incidental music for a production of the play of the same name by Russian poet and playwright Mikhail Lermontov. It premiered on 21 June 1941 in the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. The music is better known in the form of a five-movement suite.

Pavel Emilyevich Feldt (1905-1960) was a Soviet conductor and composer. Working for the Kirov Theater he conducted several ballet premieres including Shostakovich's The Limpid Stream and Khachaturian's Gayane.

Katchadourian is an Armenian surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Symphony No. 2 (Khachaturian) symphony

The Symphony No. 2 in E minor, is one of the Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian's most well-known pieces of music. Completed in 1944, it was nicknamed The Bell or Symphony with Bells by Georgi Khubov for its bell motif that begins and ends the piece. A typical performance lasts about 50 minutes.