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Tigranian, Armen (Tigran)

Tigranian, Armen (Tigran)

Tigranian, Armen (Tigran), Armenian composer and teacher; b. Alexandropol, Dec. 26, 1879; d. Tbilisi, Feb. 10, 1950. He studied flute and theory in Tiflis. He returned to Alexandropol in 1902 and organized a choral society, specializing in Armenian music; in 1913 he settled in Tiflis, where he became an esteemed music pedagogue; received the Order of Lenin in 1939. He composed the operas Anush (1908-12; Alexandropol, Aug. 17, 1912) and David-bek (1949; Yerevan, Dec. 3, 1950), Dance Suite for Orch. (1946), The Bloody Night, cantata (1936), Suite of Armenian Dances for Piano (1938) and numerous other piano pieces, songs, and theater music.

Bibliography

K. Melik-Wrtanessian, A. T.(Moscow, 1939); R. Atanian and M. Muradian, A. T.(Moscow, 1966).

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