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Suite from "Masquerade"

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Aram Khachaturian

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General Info

Year: 1941 / 1944 / 2016
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: U.S. Marine Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Waltz
2. Nocturne
3. Mazurka
4. Romance
5. Galop


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None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Suite from Masquerade contains a selection of three movements collected from the incidental music that Khachaturian composed for the play Masquerade, written in 1835 by Russian writer Lermontov. Masquerade is set in 1830s aristocratic Russia and follows the life of the rebellious and strong-willed Arbenin. The play is often compared thematically to Shakespeare’s Othello. The music that Khachaturian composed for this play uses his characteristic combination of Armenian and Western music styles to create an energetic and exotic suite.

- Program Note from U.S. Marine Band concert program, 20 July 2016

Masquerade was written in 1941 by Aram Khachaturian as incidental music for a production of the play of the same name by Russian poet and playwright Mikhail Lermontov. It premiered on 21 June 1941 in the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. The music is better known in the form of a five-movement suite which the composer created out of the incidental music in 1944.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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