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Aram Khachaturian's ballet, Gayaneh, tells a love story set on an Armenian collective. The Philadelphia Orchestra, under the direction of Eugene Ormandy, plays excerpts from the ballet suite. Here are "Dance of Young Maidens" and the "Sabre Dance" from Khachaturian's colorful ballet.



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