Glazunov: Raymonda, Op. 57

Arthaus Musik: 108051

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Glazunov: Raymonda, Op. 57

Catalogue No:

108051

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th March 2012

Barcode:

0807280805192

Medium:

Blu-ray

Region:

all
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Glazunov: Raymonda, Op. 57

Live Recording from The Teatro Alla Scala, 2011


Olesia Novikova (Raymonda), Friedemann Vogel (Cavaliere Jean de Brienne) & Mick Zeni (Abdéráhman)

Orchestra and Corps de Ballet of The Teatro Alla Scala, Michail Jurowski

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Original sets OREST ALLEGRI, PËTR LAMBIN and KONSTANTIN IVANOV (1898)

Recreated by ELENA KINKULSKAYA and BORIS KAMINSKY

Original Choreography by MARIUS PETIPA (1898)

Choreographic revival SERGEI VIKHAREV

Original costumes IVAN VSEVOLOŽSKIJ (1898)

Recreated by IRENE MONTI

The last great work from the glorious era of the Imperial ballets has never before been performed by the La Scala ballet. Its La Scala premiere marks the most faithful version of Raymonda yet to the original, which met with triumphant success in St. Petersburg in 1898.

Based on a medieval legend, with ladies, knights, crusaders and Saracens, cathedrals and castles, the libretto had all the ingredients needed to spark the imagination of the young Alexander Glazunov in his first ballet score, and the infinite wisdom of Marius Petipa, who complemented it with an enormously rich and endless succession of dances, classical variations, exotic dances and character dances, with a grandiose finale, pantomime, lyrical pas de deux and a heavily featured corps de ballet. Drawing on notation from the Harvard archives, original designs housed in the St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Theatre Library, La Scala presents the last great work from the glory days of the Imperial Ballet.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

Resolution: 1080i FULL HD

Running Time: 154 mins

Blu-ray Disc: 25 GB (Single Layer)

FSK: 0

MusicWeb International

August 2012

“From her first entrance, Olesia Novikova successfully conveys the girlish, rather vacant naivety that is, to be honest, Raymonda’s primary characteristic... the extra clarity and definition offered by the Blu-ray technology might very well have been invented just for the lavishly fabricated, sumptuously staged and triumphantly successful production that it here records and preserves for posterity.”

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