Spendiaryan [Spendiarov], Aleksandr Afanasy
- Svetlana Sarkisyan
(b Kakhovka, Crimea, Nov 1, 1871; d Yerevan, May 7, 1928). Armenian composer and conductor. Together with Komitas he was one of the founders of the 20th-century Armenian national school; like The Five, and in particular Rimsky-Korsakov, he drew on a wide range of east European and Near Eastern folk music. His early years were spent in the Crimea, first at Kakhovka, then at Simferopol′ (...