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Adagio from Spartacus, a ballet by Aram Khachaturian

Updated: Jun 26

The ballet, composed in 1954, follows the exploits of Spartacus, the leader of a slave uprising against the Romans. Spartacus and his wife, Phrygia, are taken captive during battle. True to such dramatic representations, Spartacus escapes and saves his wife from the Roman consul Crassus' harem. The "Adagio" celebrates the reunion of the lovers. The music is lush, evocative, and speaks easily to anyone who has endured separation from a loved-one.



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El ballet, compuesto en 1954, sigue las hazañas de Espartaco, el líder de un levantamiento de esclavos contra los romanos. Spartacus y su esposa, Frigia, son llevados cautivos durante la batalla. Fiel a tales representaciones dramáticas, Spartacus escapa y salva a su esposa del harén del cónsul romano Craso. El "Adagio" celebra la reunión de los amantes. La música es exuberante, evocadora y habla fácilmente a cualquiera que haya soportado la separación de un ser querido.


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