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    Default Khachaturian - Spartacus question

    There's a piece from it that I can't remember what it's called. It's the really romantic one. Any ideas?

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    It's probably the Adagio of Spartacus. The one with the descending series of 7th chords. Very exotic music. It has a big climax toward the end.

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    The adagio is definetly my favourite Katchaturian piece! I don't understand, however, why his Sabre Dance is so popular! It just gives me a headache!
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    Try the Heifetz's transcription for violin and piano.

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    It's the 'Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia' from Act 2 (it's also the first number of Suite No 2 extracted from the ballet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oisfetz View Post
    Try the Heifetz's transcription for violin and piano.
    Or Cziffra's.

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    I think that the Spartacus Adagio is some of the most beautiful music ever written.

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    Ah...The Onedin Line theme! The whole suite is great shame that part is the one that always gets the airtime ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shsherm View Post
    I think that the Spartacus Adagio is some of the most beautiful music ever written.
    Agreed. But what a shame that Khachaturian is most often remebered for the Saber Dance.
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