Aram Khachaturian
Date of Birth
Jun 06, 1903
Birth Place:
Tiflis, Georgia, Russian Empire


This post-Romantic Russian composer of earthy, directly emotional scores has had his music excerpted in approximately 25 feature-length productions. The majority of these feature the music of Khachaturian's popular ballets Gayane (1942) and Spartak (Spartacus, 1954). In the Coen Brothers film The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), after the original Mr. Hudsucker jumps out of the skyscraper window for...