“Spartacus” is a ballet by Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, and it’s one of his most acclaimed works. He composed four orchestral suites with music from the ballet, and the “Adagio Of Spartacus And Phrygia” is the opening piece of the second suite. Parts of it have been widely used on movies and TV, being a well-known example the British television series “The Onedin Line”. In Colombia, it was used as the intro theme for a long-running TV series called “Teatro Popular Caracol” in the seventies. That’s why this piece brings so many fond childhood memories to me.
The version in this video was released in 1962, recorded by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Khatchaturian himself. This copy of the LP is an early 70s reissue on the (narrow band) Decca label.
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