Aram Khachaturian

One of the three "titans" of soviet music

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by Peter Rosen

February 24, 2003

Our story takes place in the former Soviet Union – a place of unique juxtapositions; of idealism and terror, heroism and corruption, of high culture and foolish pretension. What kind of art could flourish under these conditions, and how did artists, writers, and composers cope with the arbitrary nature of Socialist Realism?

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