Masquerade was written in 1941 by Aram Khachaturian as incidental music for a production of the play of the same name by Russian poet and playwright Mikhail Lermontov. It premiered on 21 June 1941 in the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. The music is better known in the form of a five-movement suite.

Librettist Mikhail Lermontov (Music for a production of the play "Masquerade" by Russian playwright Mikhail Lermontov)
Date of composition 1941
Premiered 1941, June 21st in Moscow, Russia
Type Incidental music
Instruments Orchestra
Arrangements Aram Khatchaturian: Waltz from Masquerade
Aram Khatchaturian: Romance of Nina
Aram Khatchaturian: Nocturne from "Masquerade" for violin and piano
In listings Famous Works
Autotranslations beta Aram Khatchatourian: Masquerade
Aram Il'ič Chačaturjan: Masquerade
Aram Chatschaturjan: Masquerade