Lazar Sarian

Composer (1920-1998)

He was born in 1920 in Rostov-on Don, died in Yerevan in 1998.

From 1934 to 1938 he studied in the class of creative work of V. Talian and S. Barkhudarian of the Yerevan Conservatory, then he studied in the music college after the Gnesins in Moscow, and was the student of V. Shebalin. In 1950 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, the class of compositions after D. Kabalevski, D. Shostakovich, A. Alexandrov.

From 1950 to 1958 he lectured in the Yerevan Conservatory, the class of instrumentation. He was the rector and teacher (the class of compositions) of the Conservatory since 1960, and professor since 1972.

“Themes and variations” for symphonic orchestra (1947)
“Poem” for symphonic orchestra (1950)
“Symphonic works” (1955)
“Festival overture” for symphonic orchestra (1957)
“ Armenia ” for symphonic orchestra (1966)
“Passacalia” for symphonic orchestra (1994, Yerevan, 1995, Mets)
Symphony, devoted to Martiros Sarian (1980)
“Adadjio and dance” for violoncello and piano (1948)
“Aria and toccata” for violin and piano (1965)
String quartet No 1 (1949)
3 “Posludes” for piano (1990).
String quartet No 2 (1986)
Sonata for violoncello and piano

A member of the Composers’ Union of Armenia.