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Minkus: Don Quixote / Ballet Nacional de Cuba/Duarte [DVD]

Album Summary

>Minkus, Léon : Don Quixote
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

If there is one country in the world where classical ballet is still an art form for the people and by the people, it is Cuba. A veritable artistic miracle, the Cuban National Ballet was born of the unshakeable will of a heroic woman: Alicia Alonso. "Madame" Alicia created this improbable ballet company in 1948, and sixty years later, the octogenarian prima ballerina whose sight started to fail at 20 years old but who continued to dance, is still the director. It took courage and a crazy vision to impose (in the Caribbean – the land of salsa and Latin rhythms) such a supremely European choreographic tradition, founded on a structure and a musical repertoire completely opposed to those of Cuba. But Alicia Alonso is a tenacious warrior who quickly shared her passion with all the Cuban people.


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Works Details

>Léon Fyodorovich Minkus (1826 - 1917) : Don Quixote
  • Conductor: Giovanni Duarte
  • Ensemble: Symphonic Orchestra of the Great Theater of Havana
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1869