Arno Babadzhanyan (Arno Arutyunovich Babadzhanyan)

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Eriwan, Armenia
Arno Arutyunovich Babajanian (Babadzhanyan) was born on January 22, 1921, in Erevan (now Yerevan), Armenia. His father, named Arutyun Babajanian, was a mathematician and also an excellent flute player of the Armenian folk music. At the age of 5, he was noticed by composer Aram Khachaturyan, who recommended that Babajanian must study music seriously.

In 1928 he was admitted to the group of gifted children at the Yerevan Conservatory. At the age of 9, Babajanian wrote his first composition, 'Pioneer's March'. He was very good at sight-reading and had a remarkable memory. Read more...


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Armyanskiy kontsert 1954