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b Tiflis, 6 June 1903
d Moscow, 1 May 1978, aged seventy-four

The son of an Armenian bookbinder, he had no particular interest in music until he was nineteen, when he approached Gnesin, a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov, because he wanted to compose but knew nothing about music. In 1929 he entered the Moscow Conservatory, staying there for five years. His Violin Concerto of

1940 won for him the Stalin Prize.

1927 (24)

Poeme, for piano

1932 (29)

Violin Sonata

String Quartet in C major

Trio in G minor, for clarinet, violin and piano

1933 (30)

Symphony No 1 (1933-4)

Dance Suite

1936 (33)

Piano Concerto

1937 (34)

Song of Stalin for chorus and orchestra

1939 (36)

Happiness, ballet

Masquerade, incidental music

1940 (37)

Violin Concerto

1942 (39)

Gayane, ballet

Symphony No 2

1944 (41)

Concerto for violin and cello

Masquerade Suite

1945 (42)

Solemn Overture, To the End of the War

1947 (44)


1950 (47)

Cello Concerto

1954 (51)

Spartacus, ballet

1955 (52)

Three Suites for orchestra

1956 (53)

Ode of Joy, for soloist, chorus and orchestra

1957 (54)

Lermontov Suite

1958 (55)

Sonatina for piano

1960 (57)

Rhapsody for violin and orchestra

Ballade, for bass with orchestra

1961 (58)

Piano Sonata

1962 (59)

Cello Sonata

1965 (62)

Concerto-Rhapsody, for cello and orchestra

1966 (63)

Suite for Orchestra No 4


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