Edgar Hovhannisyan

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Birthday
14, 1930
Birthplace
Armenia
Death Date
Dec 28, 1998 (68)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1930
Birthplace
Armenia
Death Date
Dec 28, 1998 (68)

About

Important 20th-century Armenian composer who wrote choral-orchestral works, as well as music for ballet, opera, and film. He was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1979.

Before Fame

He trained at the Yerevan State Conservatory and at the Moscow Conservatory.

Trivia

He served as director of the State Opera and Ballet Theater in Yerevan during the 1960s.

Family Life

He was born in the Armenian capital of Yerevan and lived and worked there for most of his life.

Associated With

He and Benjamin Britten were both influential classical composers of the 20th Century.

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