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Arno Babajanyan – 100th Anniversary of Birth
100-летие со дня рождения Арно Бабаджаняна
Presented by
Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia
Nominal value
1000 dram
Weight
33,6 g
Diameter
40 mm
Metal
Silver 925°
Mintage
500 pcs
Production quality
Proof
Designer
Vardan Vardanyan
Producer
The Lithuanian Mint
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.

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