Great Ballet

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Great Ballet

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8501055
(8.501055)

Discs:

10

Release date:

26th March 2012

Barcode:

0730099105545

Length:

12 hours 26 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Great Ballet


Adam:

Giselle (excerpts)

Delibes:

Coppelia (highlights)

Sylvia (highlights)

Glazunov:

The Seasons, Op. 67

Raymonda, Op. 57: highlights

Khachaturian:

Gayane Suite No. 2

Spartacus Ballet Suite No. 2

Prokofiev:

Cinderella Suite No. 1, Op. 107

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 - excerpts

Ravel:

Daphnis et Chloé

Stravinsky:

The Firebird Suite

Petrushka (1947 version)

The Rite of Spring

1913 version

Tchaikovsky:

Swan Lake, Op. 20 (excerpts)

Sleeping Beauty (highlights)

The Nutcracker Ballet, Op. 71 (Excerpts)


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Ballet was born from the late Renaissance movement in Europe, combining the classical skills of music, dance and drama. Its origins can be traced back to the dance traditions of the nobility in the French and Italian courts of the fifteenth century. The creation of classical ballet as we know it was developed under the auspices of Louis XIV, and was then further refined in France and Russia in the nineteenth century into the hugely influential and highly skilled concert dance form with which we are familiar today.

Fittingly this collection starts in France, with one of the most haunting and memorable examples of the ballet form: Adam’s Giselle. We are then swept along in a whirlwind tour of some of the greatest Russian ballets by such great composers as Prokofiev, Khachaturian and Shostakovich, while no ballet anthology would be complete without Tchaikovsky’s three Romantic masterpieces Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. From Delibes to Stravinsky, this collection amply demonstrates why ballet remains one of the most loved musical genres.

Adolphe Adam: Giselle

Act I: Introduction

Act I: Entree joyeuse des vendangeurs et vendangeuses (Entry of the Grape-Pickers)

Act I: Entree de Loys

Act I: Entree de Giselle

Act I: Retour de la vendange et valse (The Grape-Pickers Return)

Act I: Marche des vignerons (Grape-Pickers' March)

Act I: Pas seul - Pas de deux des jeunes paysans

Act I: Polacca

Act I: Andante

Act I: Allegretto pesante

Act I: Allegro un peu loure

Act I: Galop general

Act I: Finale du 1er Acte et Scene de folie (Finale of Act 1 and Mad Scene)

Act II: Introduction, halte des chasseurs et apparition des feux follets (The Huntsmen Rest…)

Act II: Apparition de Myrthe et evocation magique (Myrthe Appears - Magical Evocation)

Act II: Entree d'Hilarion, scene et fugue des Wilis - Grand pas de duex

Act II: Adagio

Act II: Variation 1: Andante

Act II: Variation 2: Andante moderato

Act II: Valse

Act II: Ensemble des Wilis

Act II: Finale

Act II: Lever du soleil et arrivee de la cour (Sunrise and the Arrival of the Court)

Leo Delibes: Coppelia

Act I: Prelude

Act I: Valse

Act I: Mazurka

Act I: Theme slave varie

Act I: Czardas - Danse hongroise

Act II: Musique des automates

Act II: Scene

Act II: Valse de la poupee

Act III: Marche de la cloche, Fete de la cloche - Divertissement

Act III: Valse des heures

Act III: L'aurore

Act III: Variation

Act III: Danse de fete

Act III: Galop final

Leo Delibes: Sylvia

Act I: Prelude

Act I: Valse lente

Act I: Scene

Act I: Cortege rustique

Act III: Marche

Act III: Cortege de Bacchus

Act III: Divertissement: Pizzicati

Act III: Divertissement: Andante

Act III: Divertissement: Pas des esclaves

Act III: Divertissement: Variation - Valse

Act III: Divertissement: Strette - Galop

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20

Introduction

Act I: Scene

Act I: Waltz

Act I: Pas de trois: Intrada

Act I: Pas de trois: Allegro semplice - Presto

Act I: Pas de trois: Moderato

Act I: Pas de trois: Allegro

Act I: Pas de trois: Coda: Allegro vivace

Act I: Dance of the goblets

Act I: Finale: Flight of the Swans

Act II: Dances of the swans: I. Tempo di valse

Act II: Dances of the swans: II. Moderato assai

Act II: Dances of the swans: IV. Allegro moderato

Act II: Dances of the swans: V. Andante- Allegro

Act II: Dances of the swans: VII. Coda: Allegro vivace

Act II: Scene: Moderato

Act III: Allegro giusto

Act III: Dance of the corps de ballet and dwarves

Act III: Arrival of the guests and waltz

Act III: Mazurka

Act III: Scene: Allegro

Act IV: Dance of the cygnets: Moderato

Act IV: Allegro agitato

Act IV: Finale

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Introduction

Le Prologue: Marche - Entree du Roi Florestan et sa cour (Entrance of King Florestan and Court)

Le Prologue: Scene dansante - Entree des fees bonnes (Entrance of the Good Fairies)

Le Prologue: Pas de six: Adagio

Le Prologue: Coulante, Fleur de Farine (Variation II)

Le Prologue: Fee aux Miettes (Variation III)

Le Prologue: Canari qui chante (Variation IV)

Le Prologue: Violente (Variation V)

Le Prologue: Fee des Lilas (Variation VI)

Le Prologue: Coda

Act I: Valse

Act I: Pas d'action: Adagio (Rose Adagio)

Act I: Coda

Act I: Finale

Act II: The Vision and the Sleeping Beauty Awakened: Entr'acte et Scene

Act II: Panorama

Act II: Entr'acte symphonique (Le Sommeil) et Scene - The Sleep

Act II: Finale

Act III: The Wedding: Marche - Festive Procession

Act III: Polacca - Cortege des Contes de Fees (The Good Fairies)

Act III: Pas de quatre: Introduction

Act III: La Fee-Argent (Variation II)

Act III: La Fee-Diamant (Variation IV)

Act III: Pas de quatre - Adagio

Act III: Cendrillon et le Prince Fortune (Variation I) (Cinderella and Prince Fortune)

Act III: Coda

Act III: Apotheose

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Act I: Overture

Act I: Scene: Decorating the Christmas Tree

Act I: March

Act I: Scene: Galop for the Children

Act I: Scene dansante

Act I: Scene and Grandfather's Dance

Act I: Scene

Act I: Waltz of the Snowflakes

Act II: Divertissements

Act II: Waltz of the Flowers

Act II: Pas de deux: The Sugar-Plum Fairy and Prince Orgead

Act II: Closing Waltz and Apotheosis

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov: Vremena goda (The Seasons), Op. 67*

Winter: Introduction

Winter: 4 Variations

Winter: Frost

Winter: Ice

Winter: Hail

Winter: Snow

Winter: Coda

Spring: Scene

Summer: Scene

Summer: Waltz of the Cornflowers and the Poppies

Summer: Barcarolle

Summer: Variations

Summer: Coda

Autumn: Bacchanale and Appearance of the Seasons (Winter - Spring - Bacchanalian Dance - Summer)

Autumn: Petit Adagio

Autumn: Scent and Apotheosis

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov: Raymonda, Op. 57

Act I: Introduction - Premier tableau

Act I: Scene I

Act I: La traditrice

Act I: Grande valse

Act I: Pizzicato

Act I: Reprise de la valse

Act I: Grand Adagio

Act I: Valse fantastique

Act II: Scene III

Act II: Variation I

Act II: Variation II

Act II: Variation III

Act II: Variation IV

Act II: Grand pas espagnol

Act III: Galop

Aram Il'yich Khachaturian: Gayane Suite No. 2

I. Harvest Holiday

II. Dance of the Girls

III. Dance of the Boys

IV. Choosing the Bride

V. Lullaby

VI. Sabre Dance

Aram Il'yich Khachaturian: Spartacus Suite No. 2

Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia

Entrance of the Merchants - Dance of a Roman Courtesan - General Dance

Entrance of Spartacus - Quarrel - Treachery of Harmodius

Dance of the Pirates

Sergey Prokofiev: Cinderella Suite No. 1, Op. 107

I. Introduction

II. Pas de Chale

III. Quarrel

IV. Fairy Godmother and Winter Fairy

V. Mazurka

VI. Cinderella Goes to the Ball

VII. Cinderella's Waltz

VIII. Midnight

Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

Act I: Introduction

Act I: The Street Wakens

Act I: Morning Dance

Act I: The Young Juliet

Act I: Masks

Act I: Dance of the Knights

Act I: Mercutio

Act I: Madrigal

Act I: Gavotte

Act I: Balcony Scene

Act I: Romeo's Variation

Act I: Love Dance

Act II: Dance with Mandolins

Act II: Romeo at Friar Laurence's

Act II: Public Merrymaking

Act II: The Duel

Act II: Death of Mercutio

Act II: Finale

Act III: Introduction

Act III: Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell

Act III: Aubade

Act IV: Juliet's Funeral

Act IV: Juliet's Death

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe

Part I: Introduction

Part I: Danse religieuse

Part I: Les jeunes filles attirent Daphnis - Danse generale

Part I: Daphnis s'approche tendrement de Chloe

Part I: Danse grotesque de Dorcon

Part I: Danse legere et gracieuse de Daphnis

Part I: Danse de Lyceion

Part I: Une lumiere irreelle enveloppe le paysage

Part I: Danse lente et mysterieuse

Part I: Derriere la scene, on entend des voix

Part II: Anime et tres rude

Part II: Danse suppliante de Chloe

Part III: Aucun bruit que le murmure des ruisselets amasses par la rosee qui coule des roches

Part III: Chloe figure la jeune nymphe errant das la prairie

Part III: Devant l'autel des Nymphes - Danse generale

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite *

I. Introduction

II. The Firebird

III. Firebird Variation

IV. Round of the Princesses

V. King Kastchei's Infernal Dance

VI. Lullaby

VII. Finale

Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1948 version)

Tableau I: The Shrove-Tide Fair

Tableau I: The Mountebank

Tableau I: Russian Dance

Tableau II: In Petrushka's Cell (Impetuoso)

Tableau III: The Blackamoor

Tableau III: The Ballerina

Tableau III: Valse - Ballerina and Blackamoor (Lento cantabile)

Tableau IV: The Shrove-Tide Fair

Tableau IV: The Dance of the Wet-Nurses

Tableau IV: Peasant with Bear

Tableau IV: Gypsies and a Rake Vendor

Tableau IV: Dance of the Coachmen

Tableau IV: Masqueraders

Tableau IV: The Scuffle (Blackmoor and Petrushka)

Tableau IV: Death of Petrushka

Tableau IV: Police and the Juggler

Tableau IV: Vociferation of Petrushka's Ghost

Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Introduction

Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls

Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of Abduction

Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds

Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of the River Tribes

Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth

Part II: The Sacrifice: Introduction

Part II: The Sacrifice: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls

Part II: The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Chosen One

Part II: The Sacrifice: Evocation of the Ancestors

Part II: The Sacrifice: Ritual Action of the Ancestors

Part II: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance

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