In 1940, Khachaturian has been composing
music to Lope de Vega's "The Valencian Widow".
The composer was very impressed by splendid comedy,
created in Renaissance, the time when situations,
intrigues served for establishment of humanistic ideas,
glorification of power, dignity and spiritual beauty
of individuals. This bright and festive music is not
only maximum adequate to the style and character of
source of literature, but also includes in itself
new capabilities of music-intonation realization of
characters of classic drama. The composer succeeded
in reflection of national Spanish coloring and characteristics
of characters in the play.
The spirit of the times was perfectly reflected in