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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Coppelia, suite for orchestra
>Walton, William : Facade, for reciter & ensemble
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : Dance of the Hours, ballet (from La Gioconda)
>Chopin, Frédéric : Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement)
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaite Parisienne
>     Overture
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Lanchbery, John : Tales of Beatrix Potter, ballet
>Sullivan, Arthur : Pineapple Poll
>     Opening Dance
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Cinderella
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh
>     Sabre Dance
>Hérold, Ferdinand : La Fille Mal Gardee, ballet

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Coppelia, suite for orchestra
>Walton, William : Facade, for reciter & ensemble
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : Dance of the Hours, ballet (from La Gioconda)
>Chopin, Frédéric : Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement)
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaite Parisienne
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Lanchbery, John : Tales of Beatrix Potter, ballet
>Sullivan, Arthur : Pineapple Poll
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Cinderella
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh
>Hérold, Ferdinand : La Fille Mal Gardee, ballet
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Notes & Reviews:

These two richly-filled CDs provide a perfect introduction to the joys of ballet music. The set is intended to appeal specifically to young girls who are interested in ballet, but will also be enjoyed by all grown ups who are young at heart. It contains the best-loved and most familiar items from many of the popular ballets that are frequently performed by all the great dance companies around the world.



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Coppélia, suite for orchestra
  • Conductor: Jean-Baptiste Mari
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1883

>Walton, William : Façade, for reciter & ensemble
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle
  • Conductor: Robert Irving
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : Dance of the Hours, ballet (from La Gioconda)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 9 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Les sylphides, ballet (arrangement)
  • Conductor: Robert Irving
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Overture
  • Conductor: Manuel Rosenthal
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, ballet
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1876

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Conductor: Louis Frémaux
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Lanchbery, John : Tales of Beatrix Potter, ballet
  • Conductor: John Lanchbery
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet

>Sullivan, Arthur : Pineapple Poll :: Opening Dance
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1951

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Cinderella
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1940-1944

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh :: Sabre Dance
  • Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Ferdinand Hérold (1791 - 1833) : La Fille Mal Gardée, ballet
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1828