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Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty

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  1. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Introduction $0.99 on iTunes
  2. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - March $0.99 on iTunes
  3. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Scène dansante $0.99 on iTunes
  4. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Pas de six: Entrée $0.99 on iTunes
  5. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Pas de six: Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  6. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Pas de six: Variation I (Candide) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Pas de six: Variation II (Coulante. Fleur de farine) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Pas de six: Variation III (Miettes qui tombent) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Pas de six: Variation IV (Canari qui chante) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Pas de six: Variation V (Violente) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Pas de six: Variation VI (La Fée des Lilas) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Pas de six: Coda $0.99 on iTunes
  13. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Prologue - Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  14. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act I - Scène $0.99 on iTunes
  15. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act I - Valse $0.99 on iTunes
  16. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act I - Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  17. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act II - Colin-maillard $0.99 on iTunes
  18. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act II - Scène $0.99 on iTunes
  19. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act II - Panorama $0.99 on iTunes
  20. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act II - Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  21. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act III - Marche $0.99 on iTunes
  22. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act III - Pas de caractère (Le chat botte et la chatte blanche) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act III - Pas de quatre $0.99 on iTunes
  24. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act III - Pas de deux: Entrée $0.99 on iTunes
  25. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act III - Pas de deux: Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  26. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act III - Pas de deux: Variation I $0.99 on iTunes
  27. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act III - Pas de deux: Variation II $0.99 on iTunes
  28. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act III - Pas de deux: Coda $0.99 on iTunes
  29. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Act III - Polacca $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

The Sleeping Beauty is considered Tchaikovsky's greatest ballet, with its illustrative score that includes favourite moments such as the Rose Adagio and the great Sleeping Beauty Waltz. Conductor Barry Wordsworth is one of the UK's foremost ballet conductors, and currently holds the position of Music Director of the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden. This disc completes the set of three Tchaikovsky ballets recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (followingThe Nutcracker and Swan Lake).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Cadogan Hall (05/31/2010-06/02/2010).



Reviews

A Sparkling Jewel in the Crown of Classical Ballet
Often referred to as Tchaikovskys finest ballet score, Sleeping Beauty is undoubtedly gorgeous, spanning three acts and a prologue in majestic, imperial fashion. This recording is arguably the best in current production. Wordsworth is a master in his conducting style; more so than most other recordings, he draws out the majestic crescendos and decrescendos in the style that one would think Tchaikovsky originally intended. The timbre of the piece is warm, sparkling, and lush; every scene glimmers like a panoramic vista of Auroras kingdom. The only possible flaw one could find with this stunning and loyally classical approach to the Sleeping Beauty is that, what sounds so resplendent in person, the dramatic dynamics flowing from soft to booming, can be confusing on a home stereo. If you have neighbors, be careful to monitor your volume; portions such as the entrance of the Lilac Fairys entourage are charming and soft, while anything involving Carabosse may well blow your speakers off. All in all, this recording should be a requirement for any lover of ballet, Tchaikovsky, or classical music. Wordsworth and his orchestra are brilliant, and lead the listener on an enchanting journey from Prologue to wedding.
Submitted on 05/20/11 by Sarynka 
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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
  • Performers: Jessica Burroughs (Cello); Clio Gould (Violin)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall (05/31/2010-06/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889