Overview

Spartacus
A Musical Epic

When Soviet-Armenian composer Aram Khachaturyan began the score for what was to become Spartacus he described a feeling of “enormous creative excitement”. He worked on the score from 1950-1954 and it was revised many times before reaching its definitive form for the Bolshoi Ballet production in 1968.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Michael Sterzinger and QSO musicians explore the epic tapestry of Spartacus and the rich and brilliant orchestration for which Khachaturyan is famous.

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