Ole Larson's Folks

No close family anniversaries. Born to Armenian parents in Tblisi, republic of Georgia, on this date in 1903: composer Aram Khachaturian.


While he composed symphonies and incidental music for plays and films, his ballets were most popular. Khachaturian is best known today for a single two-minute excerpt from his ballet Gayne, the “Sabre Dance,” performed below by the Armenian National Dance Ensemble.

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