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Arno Babajanyan Statue, Yerevan

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See Arno Babajanyan Statue and judge for yourself if its whimsical expression deserved so much criticism from Armenia's conservative public. The statue represents a famed composer and songwriter playing a massive piano. When first revealed, the statue caused such public outcry that its creator David Bejanian was forced to modify it. He agreed to make some subtle alterations--shortening the composer's fingers and toning down his facial features--but kept the overall expression. The statue still provokes strong reactions, though the younger natives gladly take pictures with "the big-nosed man." For Arno Babajanyan Statue and beyond, use our Yerevan trip builder site to get the most from your Yerevan vacation.
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  • An original photo motif and you can also choose it so that the artificial lake and the opera of Yerevan is in the background.
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  • The music that Babadzhanyan wrote is beautifully shown. Flying, light. It was possible to express it in stone.
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  • Like this statue and the big nose :) Arno Babajanian was an Armenian composer and pianist during the Soviet era. From Wiki: As a composer, Babajanian was active in most genres and even wrote many popular songs in collaboration with the leading poets such as Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Robert Rozhdestvensky among others. Much of Babajanian’s music is rooted in Armenian folk music and folklore. But generally, the way in which he uses Armenian folk music is in the virtuosic style of Rachmaninov and Khachaturian. His later works were influenced by Prokofiev and Bartók.
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