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Jewels of Russian Ballet: 22 popular highlights by Drigo, Glazunov, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky / Royal OH Covent Garden Orch.

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : The Firebird
>Glazunov, Alexander : Raymonda
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Cinderella
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus
>Minkus, Léon : Don Quixote
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker
>Drigo, Riccardo : Le Corsaire
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty
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Notes & Reviews:

A Gramophone-praised collection of Russian ballet favorites performed and recorded marvelously! Contains: Stravinsky (Firebird); Khachaturian (Spartacus, Gayeneh); Prokofiev (Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet); Tchaikovsky (Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty); Glazunov (Seasons, Raymonda); Minkus (Don Quixote); and Drigo (Le Corsaire).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: All Saint's Tooting, London, England (1989); St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, England (1989).



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>Stravinsky, Igor : The Firebird :: Danse Infernale
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1910

>Glazunov, Alexander : Raymonda :: Galop
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1896-1897

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Cinderella :: Finale
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1940-1944

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus :: Variation of Aegina; Bacchanal
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Minkus, Léon : Don Quixote :: Basile's Variation
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1869

>Minkus, Léon : Don Quixote :: Variation II
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1869

>Minkus, Léon : Don Quixote :: Finale
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1869

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Nutcracker :: Waltz of the Flowers
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Minkus, Léon : Don Quixote :: Variations 40 & 41
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1869

>Drigo, Riccardo : Le Corsaire :: Adagio
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet

>Drigo, Riccardo : Le Corsaire :: Variation I
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet

>Drigo, Riccardo : Le Corsaire :: Variation 11
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet

>Drigo, Riccardo : Le Corsaire :: Galop
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Dance of the Knights
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet :: Romeo and Tybalt Fight
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake :: Act I, no 2
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons :: Bacchanal
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons :: Waltz of the Cornflowers and Poppies
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus :: Adagio of and Phrygia
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh :: Sabre Dance
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty :: Act I, no 7
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Stravinsky, Igor : The Firebird :: Finale
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1910