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In arutunain, Arutiunian was awarded the Stalin Prize for his cantata Motherland[3] a graduation piece he wrote as a student at the Moscow Conservatory.

InArutiunian married Irina Tamara Odenova. However, in the s he tended towards classical forms and clearer tonality. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Arutiunian in atutunian Yerevan. After the war he moved to Moscowwhere between and he participated in the workshops of House of Armenian Culture, studied composition with Genrikh Litinsky.

At the time the concerto was written, his compositional style was similar to Khachaturian’s. However, Vartasarian died in the war and the concerto was not completed untilso Aykaz Messlayan was the first performer of the Concerto and Timofei Dokschitzer was the first to recording this concerto. Retrieved from ” https: Other works of that kind include The tale of Armenian peopleOde to Lenin and Hymn to the brotherhood Their marriage produced two children, a daughter, Narine bornwho is a pianist and lawyer; and a son, Suren bornwho is an artist-designer.


The premiere took place in Yerevan in After graduation he returned to Yerevan to teach at the local Conservatory and in he was appointed artistic director of the Armenian State Philharmony.

Alexander Arutiunian – Wikipedia

Views Read Edit View history. Alexander Grigori Arutiunian Armenian: He died, aged 91, in his home city of Yerevan.

The concerto’s introduction to the United States is solely due to Dokschitzer, a leading Soviet Russian trumpeter. Arutiunian originally intended to write it in for a student of Tabakov, Zsolak Vartasarian, who was the principal trumpet in the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. His extended family includes 3 granddaughters and a grandson.

Alexander Arutiunian

Arutiunian is buried at the Komitas Pantheon which is located in the city center of Yerevan. His father was a military serviceman.

As a composer, he expressed his nationality by incorporating the flavor of ashughner folk minstrel improvisations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Some of Arutiunian’s works for wind instruments include his concerto for trumpetthe concerto for tubaand the brass quintet Armenian Scenes.