He wrote the suite in 1932 while studying at the Moscow Conservatory under Nikolai Myaskovsky. However, the Toccata became so well known so quickly that it is now considered a separate piece; the suite from which it came is little known. The first performance was given by then-classmate Lev Oborin, who also recorded it.

Date of composition 1932
Type Suite
Tonality E-flat Minor
Instruments Piano
Autotranslations beta Aram Khatchatourian: Suite en mi bémol mineur
Aram Il'ič Chačaturjan: Suite in mi bemolle minore
Aram Chatschaturjan: Suite es-moll