Adam: Giselle (excerpts)

Naxos: 8572924

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Adam: Giselle (excerpts)

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Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572924
(8.572924)

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th May 2012

Barcode:

0747313292479

Length:

75 minutes

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Of his many works for the stage, Adolphe Adam’s ballet Giselle ou Les Wilis is the best known. The story is based on a legend in which the Wilis, or ghosts of unmarried girls, seek revenge on the living. Speedily written amidst a hotbed of Parisian infatuations and given a timeless parochial setting, this archetypal romantic ballet has everything from unrequited love to deceit, drama, tragedy, and conciliatory resolution. Andrew Mogrelia has been acclaimed for conducting of ‘warmth, grace and vitality’. (The Penguin Guide on Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty 8550490-92)

Adolphe Adam: Giselle

Act I: Introduction

Act I: Entree joyeuse des vendangeurs et vendangeuses

Act I: Entree de Loys

Act I: Entree de Giselle

Act I: Retour des vendangeurs et valse

Act I: Marche des vignerons

Act I: Pas seul - Pas de deux

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

Act II: Introduction, halte des chasseurs

Act II: Apparition de Myrthe

Act II: Entree d'Hilarion

Act II: Grand pas de deux: 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

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