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Essential Ballet - 37 of the Greatest Ballet Masterpieces

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
>Delibes, Léo : Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail, ballet
>Delibes, Léo : Sylvia
>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : Dance of the Hours, ballet (from La Gioconda)
>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version)
>Copland, Aaron : Rodeo
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: The Magic Castle
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Clara and Prince Charming
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Chocolate (Spanish Dance)
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Coffee (Arabian Dance)
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Tea (Chinese Dance)
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Trépak (Russian Dance)
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Dance of the Reed Pipes
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Polichinelle (The Clown)
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Waltz of the Flowers
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Introduction
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Adagio - Pas d'action
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Pas de caractère
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Panorama
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a :: Waltz
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Delibes, Léo : Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail, ballet :: Prelude and Mazurka
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: Suisse Romande Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1870

>Delibes, Léo : Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail, ballet :: Valse lente
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: Suisse Romande Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1870

>Delibes, Léo : Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail, ballet :: Thème slave varié
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: Suisse Romande Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1870

>Delibes, Léo : Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail, ballet :: Czárdás - Sortie
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: Suisse Romande Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1870

>Delibes, Léo : Sylvia :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1876

>Delibes, Léo : Sylvia :: Les Chasseresses (Fanfare)
  • Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1876

>Delibes, Léo : Sylvia :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1876

>Delibes, Léo : Sylvia :: Divertissement
  • Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1876

>Delibes, Léo : Sylvia :: Cortège de Bacchus
  • Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1876

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Retour des vendangeurs - Valse
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Pas de deux
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Variation de Giselle
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Finale
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : Dance of the Hours, ballet (from La Gioconda)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: Tableau IV. The Shrove-Tide
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: Tableau IV. Wet-Nurses' Danc
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: Tableau IV. Peasant with Bea
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: Tableau IV. Gypsies and Rak
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: Tableau IV. Dance of the Coa
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: Tableau IV. Masqueraders
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: Tableau IV. The Scuffle
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: Tableau IV. The Death of Pet
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: Tableau IV. Police and the J
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) :: Tableau IV. Apparition of Pe
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Copland, Aaron : Rodeo :: Hoe-Down
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
  • Performer: Mischa Maisky (Cello)
  • Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
  • Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886