Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: a treble clef, a stylized rose and vinyl, a wedding couple associated with the Babajanyan’s popular song “Wedding”.
Reverse: Arno Babajanyan’s portrait, stylized images of vinyl, piano keys, notes and pen.
A brief annotation
Arno Babajanyan (1921-1983) is a famous Armenian composer, pianist, People’s Artist of the USSR.
A. Khachatryan and S. Rachmaninoff had an influence on formation of Babajanyan’s creative style. A celebrated piano virtuoso, Babajanyan was known for performing his own works, composed in different styles - classical, pop, jazz.
In 1951, his “Heroic Ballad” took the USSR State Prize.
As one of much-loved composers of the Soviet people, Babajanyan holds a special place in the history of Armenian and Soviet music thanks to his unique natural talent, deep sensitivity and musical expression.