Aram Khachaturian

Categories: Documentary, Music, Biography
1hr 24min | 2003
This multi-part documentary is based on the memoirs of Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978). Rare archival materials have been gathered from Russian archives in Moscow and Armenia, family members have been interviewed on camera, and research is underway for a film that will be the first in the West to document the life and music of one of the world's most loved composers.

Khachaturian was the President of the powerful Composer's Union of the Soviet Union, and as a communist party functionary wielded great influence over the course of Russian music. However, he was also a comrade and personal friend to the dissident composers of the time - Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and others. ARAM KHACHATURIAN is about the fine line a man had to tread between being a loyal party functionary on the one hand, and a fighter for artistic freedom on the other.

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Topics: Classical, Talent, Russia, Performing Arts, Political, Musician, Composer, Symphony, History, Closed Caption
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Ruslan Taimasov
Ruslan Taimasov
December 25, 2013
A+
Jonathan Nuss
Jonathan Nuss
December 10, 2013
A+
aram
aram
August 26, 2013
A+
Artin Ohanian
Artin Ohanian
December 4, 2012
What an amazing man. He personifies the Armenian people itself, often joyous and prominent but delicate, torn and tragic. In my heart I have a fragile yet wonderful love for him, and I always will. Everytime I hear his music I shed a tear or two, something unique in him speaks to something special in me, in all of us. You are missed Maestro, and you will always be a loved son of our great people. You said you were proud to be one of us, but it is actually us that should be proud for we can say we were the same as you. May God Bless Your Immortal Soul.
Priscilla Norfolk
Priscilla Norfolk
February 4, 2012
My father was great friends with Mr. Khachaturian. He was my grandfather figure and even named me after his ballet, Gayane. I was a little girl when he died. I recall a rainy afternoon when my father came home after his funeral with tears in his eyes. I had never seen my father that sad. Sadly, my father, Sarkis Shirikchian who was a violin maker, died 2 months after Aram Khachaturian. Thank you for this program. It means more to me than anyone would know.
Priscilla Norfolk
Priscilla Norfolk
October 15, 2011
A great composer, musician, husband and father. Makes me proud to be an Armenian.
Priscilla Norfolk
Priscilla Norfolk
October 15, 2011
A great composer, musician, husband and father. Makes me proud to be an Armenian.
Virginia Benemio
Virginia Benemio
October 15, 2011
Thank you.
Virginia Benemio
Virginia Benemio
October 15, 2011
Thank you.