The music of Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978), an outstanding composer of our time is well known all over the world. His highly original, life-asserting music merits universal acknowledgement. The imagery of his vividly and essentially theatrical music is plastic to the point of tangibility; his harmony and color pallets are exuberant. His music has won the love of the audience by its deep and direct emotionality, its wealth of ideas and feelings.
Aram Khachaturian raised the Armenian composition school to a new level securing it recognition as a noteworthy school holding a fitting place in the world culture. He succeeded in combining Eastern and West-European musical traditions reaching fundamental unity and on this basis realizing in a new way the rich potentialities of traditional oriental music. His famous ballets, concertos, concerto-rhapsodies, symphonies, incidental music to plays and films and other works enrich the treasure house of the world culture.
For more than 20 years visitors from all over the world visit the museum of the great master in Yerevan. You will appreciate a great number of his photos, editions of scores, programs, booklets, and posters of concerts and performances, books in different languages, international awards and prizes, medals and orders, diplomas of honored professor of various musical Academies. Other interesting documents, exhibited in the new-fashioned exhibition halls, illuminate the work of the great composer, his concert tours in more than 50 countries and meetings with outstanding people. Numerous interesting stories about him cast a new light on his life. In the museum you can also enjoy his wonderful music performed by famous musicians and orchestras.
3 Zarobyan St (off Marshal Bagramyan Ave), Yerevan 0009, Armenia. Tel: (374-10) 58.94.18.