Orchestral suites by Prokofiev & Chatschaturjan
Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Summer Night Suite, op. 123
Scythian Suite, op. 20
Aram Chatschaturjan (1903–1978)
Dmitrij Kitajenko, Conductor
This recording brings together unique orchestral suites by the
Soviet composer Sergei Prokofiev and the Soviet-Armenian
composer Aram Khachaturian.
Summer Night Suite is based on the music from Prokofiev’s
opera Betrothal in a Monastery and Scythian Suite was derived
from his ballet Ala and Lolly.
Aram Khachaturian wrote his Masquerade Suite in 1941 to
accompany Mikhail Lermontov’s play of the same name. His
ballet Spartacus (1954) portrays the defeat the Romans by the
hero Spartacus who leads an uprising of ...more