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Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category BalletOrchestral
Catalogue 8.501055
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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,


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GREAT BALLET (10-CD Box Set) 12:13:19   
  Giselle (Highlights)          
      Act I: Introduction 2:35       
      Act I: Entree joyeuse des vendangeurs et vendangeuses (Entry of the Grape-Pickers) 1:36       
      Act I: Entree de Loys 1:33       
      Act I: Entree de Giselle 5:47       
      Act I: Retour de la vendange et valse (The Grape-Pickers Return) 4:38       
      Act I: Marche des vignerons (Grape-Pickers' March) 3:16       
      Act I: Pas seul - Pas de deux des jeunes paysans 1:58       
      Act I: Polacca 1:04       
      Act I: Andante 1:49       
      Act I: Allegretto pesante 0:49       
      Act I: Allegro un peu loure 2:33       
      Act I: Galop general 3:11       
      Act I: Finale du 1er Acte et Scene de folie (Finale of Act 1 and Mad Scene) 5:41       
      Act II: Introduction, halte des chasseurs et apparition des feux follets (The Huntsmen Rest…) 3:18       
      Act II: Apparition de Myrthe et evocation magique (Myrthe Appears - Magical Evocation) 3:52       
      Act II: Entree d'Hilarion, scene et fugue des Wilis - Grand pas de duex 2:31       
      Act II: Adagio 5:36       
      Act II: Variation 1: Andante 0:51       
      Act II: Variation 2: Andante moderato 0:37       
      Act II: Valse 0:52       
      Act II: Ensemble des Wilis 2:00       
      Act II: Finale 0:54       
      Act II: Lever du soleil et arrivee de la cour (Sunrise and the Arrival of the Court) 4:06       
  Coppelia (Highlights)          
      Act I: Prelude 4:30       
      Act I: Valse 2:21       
      Act I: Mazurka 4:08       
      Act I: Theme slave varie 7:12       
      Act I: Czardas - Danse hongroise 3:42       
      Act II: Musique des automates 2:06       
      Act II: Scene 1:12       
      Act II: Valse de la poupee 2:04       
      Act III: Marche de la cloche, Fete de la cloche - Divertissement 2:53       
      Act III: Valse des heures 4:08       
      Act III: L'aurore 2:36       
      Act III: Variation 1:08       
      Act III: Danse de fete 1:28       
      Act III: Galop final 3:02       
  Sylvia (Highlights)          
      Act I: Prelude 4:43       
      Act I: Valse lente 4:44       
      Act I: Scene 4:32       
      Act I: Cortege rustique 3:07       
      Act III: Marche 1:58       
      Act III: Cortege de Bacchus 4:44       
      Act III: Divertissement: Pizzicati 2:14       
      Act III: Divertissement: Andante 4:11       
      Act III: Divertissement: Pas des esclaves 1:52       
      Act III: Divertissement: Variation - Valse 1:15       
      Act III: Divertissement: Strette - Galop 2:48       
  Swan Lake (Highlights)          
      Introduction 2:24       
      Act I: Scene 3:09       
      Act I: Waltz 6:40       
      Act I: Pas de trois: Intrada 2:27       
      Act I: Pas de trois: Allegro semplice - Presto 1:04       
      Act I: Pas de trois: Moderato 1:21       
      Act I: Pas de trois: Allegro 1:03       
      Act I: Pas de trois: Coda: Allegro vivace 1:39       
      Act I: Dance of the goblets 3:51       
      Act I: Finale: Flight of the Swans 1:45       
      Act II: Dances of the swans: I. Tempo di valse 2:15       
      Act II: Dances of the swans: II. Moderato assai 1:38       
      Act II: Dances of the swans: IV. Allegro moderato 1:33       
      Act II: Dances of the swans: V. Andante- Allegro 7:29       
      Act II: Dances of the swans: VII. Coda: Allegro vivace 2:15       
      Act II: Scene: Moderato 2:19       
      Act III: Allegro giusto 2:39       
      Act III: Dance of the corps de ballet and dwarves 2:51       
      Act III: Arrival of the guests and waltz 3:22       
      Act III: Mazurka 3:31       
      Act III: Scene: Allegro 3:30       
      Act IV: Dance of the cygnets: Moderato 3:49       
      Act IV: Allegro agitato 3:10       
      Act IV: Finale 6:33       
  The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 (Highlights)          
      Introduction 3:20       
      Le Prologue: Marche - Entree du Roi Florestan et sa cour (Entrance of King Florestan and Court) 5:23       
      Le Prologue: Scene dansante - Entree des fees bonnes (Entrance of the Good Fairies) 4:48       
      Le Prologue: Pas de six: Adagio 4:47       
      Le Prologue: Coulante, Fleur de Farine (Variation II) 0:33       
      Le Prologue: Fee aux Miettes (Variation III) 1:13       
      Le Prologue: Canari qui chante (Variation IV) 0:36       
      Le Prologue: Violente (Variation V) 1:02       
      Le Prologue: Fee des Lilas (Variation VI) 1:20       
      Le Prologue: Coda 1:53       
      Act I: Valse 4:44       
      Act I: Pas d'action: Adagio (Rose Adagio) 6:36       
      Act I: Coda 2:42       
      Act I: Finale 7:57       
      Act II: The Vision and the Sleeping Beauty Awakened: Entr'acte et Scene 3:02       
      Act II: Panorama 3:43       
      Act II: Entr'acte symphonique (Le Sommeil) et Scene - The Sleep 8:00       
      Act II: Finale 2:28       
      Act III: The Wedding: Marche - Festive Procession 3:32       
      Act III: Polacca - Cortege des Contes de Fees (The Good Fairies) 4:22       
      Act III: Pas de quatre: Introduction 1:57       
      Act III: La Fee-Argent (Variation II) 0:53       
      Act III: La Fee-Diamant (Variation IV) 0:49       
      Act III: Pas de quatre - Adagio 2:48       
      Act III: Cendrillon et le Prince Fortune (Variation I) (Cinderella and Prince Fortune) 1:01       
      Act III: Coda 1:37       
      Act III: Apotheose 2:35       
  The Nutcracker (Highlights)          
      Act I: Overture 2:50       
      Act I: Scene: Decorating the Christmas Tree 4:06       
      Act I: March 2:29       
      Act I: Scene: Galop for the Children 2:23       
      Act I: Scene dansante 5:51       
      Act I: Scene and Grandfather's Dance 6:13       
      Act I: Scene 7:04       
      Act I: Waltz of the Snowflakes 6:40       
      Act II: Divertissements 11:31       
      Act II: Waltz of the Flowers 6:50       
      Act II: Pas de deux: The Sugar-Plum Fairy and Prince Orgead 9:24       
      Act II: Closing Waltz and Apotheosis 5:23       
  Vremena goda (The Seasons), Op. 67          
      Winter: Introduction 2:15       
      Winter: 4 Variations 1:27       
      Winter: Frost 1:03       
      Winter: Ice 1:17       
      Winter: Hail 0:55       
      Winter: Snow 0:52       
      Winter: Coda 2:21       
      Spring: Scene 5:21       
      Summer: Scene 2:36       
      Summer: Waltz of the Cornflowers and the Poppies 1:59       
      Summer: Barcarolle 2:11       
      Summer: Variations 1:06       
      Summer: Coda 4:11       
      Autumn: Bacchanale and Appearance of the Seasons (Winter - Spring - Bacchanalian Dance - Summer) 3:46       
      Autumn: Petit Adagio 3:47       
      Autumn: Scent and Apotheosis 2:44       
  Raymonda, Op. 57 (excerpts)          
      Act I: Introduction - Premier tableau 2:08       
      Act I: Scene I 4:07       
      Act I: La traditrice 1:32       
      Act I: Grande valse 3:28       
      Act I: Pizzicato 1:19       
      Act I: Reprise de la valse 1:28       
      Act I: Grand Adagio 4:57       
      Act I: Valse fantastique 3:53       
      Act II: Scene III 4:42       
      Act II: Variation I 1:07       
      Act II: Variation II 1:56       
      Act II: Variation III 1:04       
      Act II: Variation IV 0:59       
      Act II: Grand pas espagnol 2:19       
      Act III: Galop 2:33       
  Gayane Suite No. 2          
      I. Harvest Holiday 2:33       
      II. Dance of the Girls 2:31       
      III. Dance of the Boys 2:18       
      IV. Choosing the Bride 3:04       
      V. Lullaby 5:16       
      VI. Sabre Dance 2:26       
  Spartacus: Suite No. 2          
      Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia 8:36       
      Entrance of the Merchants - Dance of a Roman Courtesan - General Dance 5:16       
      Entrance of Spartacus - Quarrel - Treachery of Harmodius 5:41       
      Dance of the Pirates 1:26       
  Cinderella Suite No. 1, Op. 107          
      I. Introduction 2:57       
      II. Pas de Chale 4:00       
      III. Quarrel 3:41       
      IV. Fairy Godmother and Winter Fairy 5:19       
      V. Mazurka 5:52       
      VI. Cinderella Goes to the Ball 2:59       
      VII. Cinderella's Waltz 2:44       
      VIII. Midnight 2:10       
  Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (Highlights)          
      Act I: Introduction 2:53       
      Act I: The Street Wakens 2:30       
      Act I: Morning Dance 2:24       
      Act I: The Young Juliet 3:34       
      Act I: Masks 2:47       
      Act I: Dance of the Knights 5:50       
      Act I: Mercutio 2:27       
      Act I: Madrigal 4:02       
      Act I: Gavotte 3:49       
      Act I: Balcony Scene 3:50       
      Act I: Romeo's Variation 1:14       
      Act I: Love Dance 5:50       
      Act II: Dance with Mandolins 2:06       
      Act II: Romeo at Friar Laurence's 3:32       
      Act II: Public Merrymaking 3:52       
      Act II: The Duel 1:31       
      Act II: Death of Mercutio 2:56       
      Act II: Finale 2:18       
      Act III: Introduction 1:18       
      Act III: Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell 5:46       
      Act III: Aubade 2:35       
      Act IV: Juliet's Funeral 6:20       
      Act IV: Juliet's Death 3:57       
  Daphnis et Chloe          
      Part I: Introduction 2:51       
      Part I: Danse religieuse 4:48       
      Part I: Les jeunes filles attirent Daphnis - Danse generale 2:50       
      Part I: Daphnis s'approche tendrement de Chloe 0:42       
      Part I: Danse grotesque de Dorcon 1:49       
      Part I: Danse legere et gracieuse de Daphnis 4:28       
      Part I: Danse de Lyceion 3:12       
      Part I: Une lumiere irreelle enveloppe le paysage 1:50       
      Part I: Danse lente et mysterieuse 3:26       
      Part I: Derriere la scene, on entend des voix 2:45       
      Part II: Anime et tres rude 4:47       
      Part II: Danse suppliante de Chloe 6:06       
      Part III: Aucun bruit que le murmure des ruisselets amasses par la rosee qui coule des roches 5:34       
      Part III: Chloe figure la jeune nymphe errant das la prairie 5:56       
      Part III: Devant l'autel des Nymphes - Danse generale 4:44       
  The Firebird Suite          
      I. Introduction 2:58       
      II. The Firebird 0:19       
      III. Firebird Variation 1:17       
      IV. Round of the Princesses 6:25       
      V. King Kastchei's Infernal Dance 4:42       
      VI. Lullaby 4:17       
      VII. Finale 3:33       
  Petrushka (1946 version)          
      Tableau I: The Shrove-Tide Fair 5:12       
      Tableau I: The Mountebank 1:49       
      Tableau I: Russian Dance 2:42       
      Tableau II: In Petrushka's Cell (Impetuoso) 4:24       
      Tableau III: The Blackamoor 2:26       
      Tableau III: The Ballerina 0:45       
      Tableau III: Valse - Ballerina and Blackamoor (Lento cantabile) 3:12       
      Tableau IV: The Shrove-Tide Fair 1:09       
      Tableau IV: The Dance of the Wet-Nurses 2:33       
      Tableau IV: Peasant with Bear 1:23       
      Tableau IV: Gypsies and a Rake Vendor 1:10       
      Tableau IV: Dance of the Coachmen 2:02       
      Tableau IV: Masqueraders 1:35       
      Tableau IV: The Scuffle (Blackmoor and Petrushka) 0:51       
      Tableau IV: Death of Petrushka 0:44       
      Tableau IV: Police and the Juggler 1:13       
      Tableau IV: Vociferation of Petrushka's Ghost 0:51       
  Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (1913 version)          
      Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Introduction - 3:16       
      Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls - 3:14       
      Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of Abduction - 1:19       
      Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds - 3:09       
      Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of the River Tribes - 3:10       
      Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth 1:18       
      Part II: The Sacrifice: Introduction - 3:31       
      Part II: The Sacrifice: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls - 3:08       
      Part II: The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Chosen One - 1:37       
      Part II: The Sacrifice: Evocation of the Ancestors - 0:41       
      Part II: The Sacrifice: Ritual Action of the Ancestors - 2:59       
      Part II: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance 4:37       
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