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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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  • Came to Yerevan for a meeting of the new year. Got just a fairy tale. Three days went snow. Overnight the city became unfit for the movement of transport. Strolled across the snow on foot. The statue suddenly emerged. Can someone and decided to see who it is. I had no doubt-Arno Babadzhanyan! Composer works. The characteristic profile Babajanyan and sway hands. Wonderfully communicated the mood of the composer.
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  • One of the most beautiful statues I've ever seen. It's very well designed and it is so alive that you feel he is playing a piano for you. Very nice and a must see in Yerevan.  more »
  • It is a beautiful sculpture must see while visiting Yerevan, you can see it from far and while approaching to it you can notice the details, it is really piece of Art.  more »
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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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