Avet Terterian

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Avet Terterian
Born (1929-07-29)July 29, 1929
Died December 11, 1994(1994-12-11) (aged 65)
Nationality Armenian
Known for Composer

Avet Terterian (also Alfred Roubenovich Terterian or Terteryan) (July 29, 1929 in Baku, Transcaucasian SSR, Soviet Union – December 11, 1994 in Yekaterinburg, Russia) was an Armenian composer, awarded the Konrad Adenauer Prize.[2] He was a friend and colleague of Giya Kancheli, Konstantin Orbelyan, and Tigran Mansuryan. Dmitri Shostakovich praised Terterian as "very talented" and "with great future" in one of his letters, published by his friend Isaak Glikman, having heard a recording of Terterian's works at Armenia's "House of Composers" summer resort, in Dilijan, Armenia.

He composed eight (completed) symphonies, an opera and several chamber works.

Several of his symphonies are recorded, as noted in one of the pages linked.[which?] (The date 1973 in the Musicweb review of the Melodiya recording of symphony 3 is probably a typographical error, since the publisher's listing also gives 1975 for the first performance of that work.)

Yekaterinburg's annual music festival is named after him.

List of works[edit]

  • Cello sonata (premiered 1956)
  • First string quartet (in two movements) (1963)
  • Symphony No. 1 (in four movements) (1969)
  • Symphony No. 2 (in three movements) (1972)
  • Symphony No. 3 (in three movements) (1975)
  • Symphony No. 4 (in one movement) (1976)
  • Symphony No. 5 (in one movement) (1978) (dedicated to Gennady Rozhdestvensky)
  • Symphony No. 6 (in one movement) (1981)
  • Das Erdbeben, opera 1984 (after Heinrich von Kleist)
  • Symphony No. 7 (in one movement) (1987)
  • Symphony No. 8 (in one movement) (1989)
  • Second string quartet (1991)
  • Symphony No. 9 (1994) incomplete.

Much of his music is available from Sikorski Music Publishers.


As composer[edit]

  • Poeti veradardze (Return of the Poet, 2005)
  • Vaveragrogh (Documentarist, 2003)
  • Verjin kayan (Last Station, 1994)
  • Hin astvatzner (Ancient Gods, 1993)
  • Dzayn barbaro... (1991)
  • Veradardz avetyats yerkir (Return to the Promised Land, 1991)
  • Qamin unaynutyan (Wind of Oblivion, 1990)
  • Vrag naroda - Bukharin (Public Enemy Bukharin, 1990)
  • Yerazahan (1989)
  • Yerevanyan oreri khronikan (Chronicle of Yerevan Days, 1974)

As actor[edit]

  • Dzayn barbaro... (1991)


  1. ^ http://www.sikorski.de/348/en/terteryan_avet.html
  2. ^ [1] Петр Поспелов, "Не надо преувеличивать свое значение на этой земле", Коммерсантъ-Daily, 16.12.1994 г.

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