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Russian Ballets


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Towards the end of the 19th century, ballet was declining in popularity in Western Europe but acquired an increased significance in Russia. This was thanks in part to the music for dancing which had been part of native operas ever since Glinka founded a school and tradition with Ruslan and Ludmila and A Life for the Tsar. However, it was also due to a succession of gifted French choreographer such as Marius Petipa that the St Petersburg ballet flowered. Minkus, Delibes and Adam, among many others, were commissioned for scores by Petipa, but it was with Tchaikovsky that ballet music would alter radically, away from its incidental, accompanimental role and towards a symphonic status which is recognized by the ballets on this compilation being at least as famous for their music as their dancing. Petipa was responsible for commissioning the composer’s most familiar ballet – perhaps the best-loved ballet of all, The Nutcracker, on which the composer exercised all his mastery of timing and orchestration. Although Serge Diaghilev was the great innovator in commissioning and choreographing music for dancing at the turn of the last century, his example was ignored in Russia under Soviet rule. The great state companies in Leningrad and Moscow continued the 19th century tradition of full-evening ballets to which these examples by Prokofiev (Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and the more rarely encountered Stone Flower) and Khachaturian (Spartacus and Gayaneh) belong. ‘Dancing,’ said the Danish choreographer August Bournonville, ‘is an expression of joy, a desire to respond to the rhythm of the music.’ That joy is amply illustrated by the suites from eight ballets in this compilation, which would make an invaluable introduction to the artform.
Facts
Item number BRI95409
Barcode 5028421954097
Release date 12/9/2016
Category Ballet
Label BRILLIANT
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 3
Performers
Classical Artist Various Artists
Disc: 1
Swan Lake, Op. 20a00:37:01
1 Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince 00:07:17 Moldoveanu, Nicolae Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2 Act II By a Lake: No. 10. Scene: Moderato 00:06:31 Moldoveanu, Nicolae Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
3 Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: IV. 00:01:27 Moldoveanu, Nicolae Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
4 Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: V. 00:08:04 Moldoveanu, Nicolae Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
5 Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball 00:03:46 Moldoveanu, Nicolae Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6 Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball 00:02:28 Moldoveanu, Nicolae Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 6602:53:00
7 Act I The Spell: Valse (Allegro: Tempo di valse) 00:05:00 Wordsworth, Barry Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
8 Act I The Spell: Pas d'action: I. Adagio a la rose 00:06:32 Wordsworth, Barry Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
9 Act II The Vision: Panorama (Andantino: The Awaken 00:02:07 Wordsworth, Barry Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
10 Act III The Wedding: Pas de caractere (Puss-in-Boo 00:02:30 Wordsworth, Barry Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
11 Act III The Wedding: Pas de deux (Aurora and Flori 00:04:43 Wordsworth, Barry Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
12 Act III The Wedding: Pas de deux (Aurora and Flori 00:01:19 Wordsworth, Barry Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
13 Act III: Finale 00:04:02 Wordsworth, Barry Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, TH 1401:10:44
14 Overture 00:03:21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Maninov, David
15 Act I Tableau 1: March 00:02:19 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Maninov, David
16 Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: b. Coffee - Arab 00:03:23 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Maninov, David
17 Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: c. Tea - Chinese 00:01:06 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Maninov, David
18 Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: d. Trepak - Russ 00:01:09 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Maninov, David
19 Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: e. Dance of the 00:02:21 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Maninov, David
20 Act II Tableau 3: Variation 2: Dance of the Sugar- 00:04:29 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Maninov, David
21 Act II Tableau 3: Waltz of the flowers 00:06:42 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Maninov, David
Cinderella-Suite Nr. 1, Op. 10700:13:23
22 I. Introduction 00:02:15 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
23 II. Pas de Chale 00:03:43 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
24 III. Quarrel 00:03:28 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
25 IV. Fairy Godmother and Winter Fairy 00:04:57 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
26 V. Mazurka 00:04:49 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
27 VI. Cinderella Goes to the Ball 00:02:45 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
28 VII. Cinderella's Waltz 00:02:47 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
29 VIII. Midnight 00:02:10 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
Wedding Suite from The Tale of the Stone Flower, O00:17:00
30 I. Amorous Dance 00:07:55 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
31 II. Dance of the fiancee's girl-friends 00:02:09 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
32 III. Maiden's Dance 00:03:47 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
33 IV. Ceremonial Dance 00:02:19 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
34 V. Wedding Dance 00:03:28 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter00:21:24
35 I. Montagues and Capulets 00:05:00 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
36 II. The Young Juliet 00:03:51 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
37 III. Friar Laurence 00:03:01 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
38 IV. Dance 00:02:00 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
39 V. Romeo at Juliet's before Parting 00:09:33 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
40 VI. Dance of the Antilles Girls 00:02:20 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
41 VII. Romeo at the Grave of Juliet 00:06:23 Katz, Arnold Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra
Gayane01:36:00
42 Dance of the Rose Maidens 00:02:42 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
43 Ayesha's Dance 00:04:22 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
44 Dance of the Highlanders 00:01:57 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
45 Lullaby 00:05:53 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
46 Noune's Dance 00:01:44 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
47 Armen's Var 00:01:58 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
48 Gayane's Adagio 00:04:00 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
49 Gayane: VIII. Lezghinka 00:02:57 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
50 Dance with Tambourines 00:02:59 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
51 Sabre Dance 00:02:30 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
Spartacus02:00:00
52 Act I: Introduction 00:06:04 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
53 Aegina's Dance 00:04:00 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
54 Scene and Dance with Crotalums 00:03:52 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
55 Act III: Adagio de Spartacus et Phrygie 00:09:43 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
56 Act II: Danse des filles de Dades et victoire de S 00:08:10 Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Svetlanov, Evgeny
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