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Armenian National Anthem - performed by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Eduard Topchjan. September 2011 (click to download)


Armenian National Anthem - performed by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Armenian State Academic Capella. Conductor Eduard Topchjan. September 2011 (click to download)
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ARAM KATANYAN (1926-1998)

Conductor, pedagogue, People’s Artist of RA
Worked with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor in 1970-1973.

Aram Katanyan graduated from Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory class of Constantine Saradjian in 1950. He has been the conductor of the Radio Symphonic Orchestra in Sverdlovsk. Since 1958 has been a conductor at Yerevan Opera Theatre, from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1982 has been the Principal Conductor of the same theatre. He staged I. Stravinsky’s Opera-Oratorio “Oedipus Rex”, L. Bernstein’s Musical Drama “Westside Story”, Vincenzo Bellini’s Opera “Norma”, Jan Carlo Menotti’s Opera “Consul”, as well as Aram Khachaturian’s “Spartacus”, Ed. Hovhannisyan’s “Eternal Idol”, Grigor Yeghiazaryan’s “The Lake of Dreams” and “Ara the Beautiful and Shamiram”, Alexander Arutiunian’s “Sayat Nova” and many other works.
For the years of the work with the APO Katanyan presented Mahler’s Symphony No.4, “Harold in Italy” Symphony by Mahler, modern works by European, Russian and Armenian composers. On November 5, 1970 the newly laced organ at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall was presented for the first time with performing of Symphony No.3 by Aram Khachaturian.

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      Cellist Alexander Chaushian is wonderful artist with excellent technique and musicianship, conveying a wide range of emotions and styles of music. The Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Eduard Topchjan is an excellent accompaniment to the cellist, equally capable of evoking man

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      Празднование 100-летия Арама Ильича Хачатуряна не только дань памяти и преклонение перед великим композитором. Это еще и дар всем поклонникам музыки, ибо программа юбилейного года насыщена сюрпризами, полными незабываемых арт-удовольствий. Одним из таких подарков для меломанов станет концерт, который состоится 18 апреля в концертном зале им. А.Хачатуряна. Вместе с Филармоническим оркестром Армении под управлением маэстро Эдуарда Топчяна на самую авторитетную концертную сцену страны выйдет пианис
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