ARAM KHACHATURIAN MUSEUM
The world famous Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian’s music constitute a precious contribution to the treasure- house of the world classical music. His museum in Yerevan was established in 1978, just after the composer`s death. Its purpose is to provide information about Aram Khachaturian to the public and to care and transfer to descendants his rich musical heritage. The residence was presented to Aram Khachaturian by the government in 1947. It was a one-storied house with five specious rooms and a garden behind it. A Khachaturian liked this house and lived here during his stay in Yerevan. The two-storied museum complex was built after the composer’s death. The former residence has remained without changes. The garden had been converted into a small courtyard. Soon the museum became the worldwide-acknowledged meeting point of Khachaturian`s admirers, the connoisseurs of music, the young, the musicians and those simply interested in Khachaturian and his music. Ten spacious, light halls are intended for the permanent exposition which was first opened on February 23th 1984 on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the outstanding composer. Here Aram Khachaturian is presented as a great composer, outstanding conductor, skilled teacher, well-known public figure. Materials from the museum collection-photos, documents, letters, manuscripts and different editions of compositions, programs, booklets, posters of the author`s concerts and ballet performances, anniversary addresses , diplomas, awards and medals are presented according to the chronology of the composer`s life and the evolution of his creation. Exhibits help to inform yourself about Aram Khachaturian`s childhood, youth, his family, the environment where the musical outlook of the future composer, love and aspiration to music were formed. They represent the years of study in Moscow, the first serious steps to the world of music, the symphonic and instrumental works written at the top of his creative way, testify to the huge popularity of his music all over the world, the scenic destiny of his creations. The prominent performers of Aram Khachaturian`s works, the people of art and science, well known public figures from composer`s environment are introduced. You can also see A. Khachaturian among the representatives of Armenian Diaspora.