The Musical Oeuvres of Aram Khachaturian

Keywords: Khachaturian’s musical legacy, evolution, foundational principles, stylistic features.


The previous issues of the journal featured
publications of lectures about such outstanding
20th century Russian composers as Sergei
Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei
Prokofiev, Nikolai Myaskovsky and Dmitri
Shostakovich. This series is continued with
a lecture about Aram Khachaturian’s music.
After a general characterization of his musical
legacy (in the preamble), the respective sections
of the first part of the lecture (the trajectory
of the artistic path, “The Feast of Music”)
examines the foundational principles
of the composer’s bright individual style
and evaluates the significance of his
contribution to the treasury of Russian art
of the mid-20th century. During the exposition
of the lecture fragments of his musical
compositions will be offered for analysis,
in their sum giving a perspective of the most
substantial aspects of Khachaturian’s musical

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