Ever heard of Aram Khachaturian?

You may not recognize the name of this great Armenian composer but you may recognize his music.


This beautiful piece of music is perhaps most famous for its incredibly evocative use in 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was also heavily borrowed from by James Horner for his soundtrack to Aliens.

3 thoughts on “Ever heard of Aram Khachaturian?

  1. Stephen Kessler says:

    I’ve enjoyed your varied taste in music, so it is a surprise to find your education in serious music is so limited as to regard Khachaturian as exotic and unfamiliar. That suggests there is a tremendous amount of wonderful music out there for you to still discover. Enjoy!


  2. frankaquin0 says:

    Marvellous stuff, but hard to beat his Spartacus theme. Unfortunately I’m a bit of a music philistine, and can’t hear Spartacus without thinking of the Onedin Line TV series from back in the day. Ditto for Rossini’s William Tell Overture and the Lone Ranger.
    Oh dear…

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