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Symphonic Suite "Masquerade"

£14.99

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78 rpm

Khachaturian was asked to write music for a production of Masquerade being produced by the director Ruben Simonov. The famous waltz theme in particular gave Khachaturian much trouble in its creation: moved by the words of the play's heroine, Nina - "How beautiful the new waltz is! ... something between sorrow and joy gripped my heart." - the composer struggled to "find a theme that I considered beautiful and new". His former teacher, Nikolai Myaskovsky, attempted to help Khachaturian by giving him a collection of romances and waltzes from Lermontov's time; though these did not give immediate inspiration, Khachaturian admitted that "had it not been for the strenuous search" for the appropriate style and melodic inspiration, he would not have discovered the second theme of his waltz which acted "like a magic link, allowing me to pull out the whole chain. The rest of the waltz came to me easily, with no trouble at all." Khachaturian dedicated the waltz to the actress who played Nina, Alla Kazanskaya.Masquerade was the last production staged by the theatre before the invasion of the USSR by Germany, and the production run was cut short.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Boston Promenade Orchestra conducted by Arthur Fiedler
Catalogue number:
C.3728
Condition:
Good
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
His Master's Voice
Sleeve condition:
Good
Title:
Symphonic Suite "Masquerade"

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78 rpm

Khachaturian was asked to write music for a production of Masquerade being produced by the director Ruben Simonov. The famous waltz theme in particular gave Khachaturian much trouble in its creation: moved by the words of the play's heroine, Nina - "How beautiful the new waltz is! ... something between sorrow and joy gripped my heart." - the composer struggled to "find a theme that I considered beautiful and new". His former teacher, Nikolai Myaskovsky, attempted to help Khachaturian by giving him a collection of romances and waltzes from Lermontov's time; though these did not give immediate inspiration, Khachaturian admitted that "had it not been for the strenuous search" for the appropriate style and melodic inspiration, he would not have discovered the second theme of his waltz which acted "like a magic link, allowing me to pull out the whole chain. The rest of the waltz came to me easily, with no trouble at all." Khachaturian dedicated the waltz to the actress who played Nina, Alla Kazanskaya.Masquerade was the last production staged by the theatre before the invasion of the USSR by Germany, and the production run was cut short.

Band/artist(s):
Boston Promenade Orchestra conducted by Arthur Fiedler
Catalogue number:
C.3728
Condition:
Good
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
His Master's Voice
Sleeve condition:
Good
Title:
Symphonic Suite "Masquerade"

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