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Famous Ballet Music - works by Adam, Delibes, Massenet, Khachaturian, Tchaikovsky

Audio Samples

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty, suite, Op. 66a
>     Introduction - La Fée des Lilas
>     Valse
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh, suite
>     Sabre Dance
>     Dance of the Rose Maidens
>     Lullaby
>     Lezghinka
>     Aysha's Dance
>     Gopak
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus, suite
>     Adagio
>     Dance of the Gaditanian Maidens
>     Scene & Dance with Crotales
>     Variation of Aegina and Bacchanalia
>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade, suite
>     Romance
>     Nocturne
>     Waltz
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Sylvia, suite
>     Prélude
>     Intermezzo
>     Pizzicati
>     Cortège de Bacchus
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme
>     Flower Duet
>     Bell Song
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Le roi s'amuse, suite
>     Gaillarde
>     Pavane
>     Madrigal
>     Passepied
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Coppelia, suite
>     Prelude & Mazurka
>     Danse de fête & Danse des heures
>     Notturno
>     Musique des automates
>     Czardas
>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle
>     Act 1. Introduction
>     Act 1. Les vendangeurs
>     Act 1. Entrée du Prince
>     Act 1. Loys seul et entrée de Giselle - Scène d'amour
>     Act 1. Retour de vendangeurs - Valse
>     Act 1. Pas de deux
>     Act 1. La Chasse
>     Act 1. Marche des vignerons
>     Act 1. Variation de Giselle
>     Act 1. Final
>     Act 2. Apparition des faux follets
>     Act 2. Apparition et scène de Myrthe
>     Act 2. Apparition de Giselle
>     Act 2. Entrée de Loys - Pas de deux
>     Act 2. Scène des Wilis
>     Act 2. Grand pas de deux
>     Act 2. Variation de Loys
>     Act 2. Variation de Giselle
>     Act 2. Final
>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid, ballet suite
>     Castillane
>     Andalouse
>     Aragonaise
>     Aubade
>     Catalane
>     Madrilène
>     Navarraise
>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon, ballet suite
>     Le Sommeil de Cendrillon
>     Les Filles de Noblesse
>     Menuet de Cendrillon
>     Les Tendres Fiances
>     Les Mandores
>     Le Florentine
>     Marche des Princesses
>Massenet, Jules : Thais, ballet suite
>     Andante - Allegro vivo - Largo - Allegro moderato - Lento - Presto vivace
>     Andante cantabile
>     Scherzetto molto vivace
>     Allegro moderato - Tres lent
>     Allegro maestoso
>     Andante religioso
>     Allegro vivace - Frenetico

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty, suite, Op. 66a
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh, suite
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus, suite
>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade, suite
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Sylvia, suite
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Le roi s'amuse, suite
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Coppelia, suite
>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle
>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid, ballet suite
>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon, ballet suite
>Massenet, Jules : Thais, ballet suite
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For lovers of ballet music, this superb 5-disc set is an attractive collection of famous ballet music, featuring such immortal ballets from Tchaikovsky, Adam, Khatchaturian, Delibes and rarely heard ballet suites of Jules Massenet. This captivating exploration of 19th and 20th century ballet music, in which listeners will find popular favorites alongside new discoveries, is an ideal introduction to the world of ballet.



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
  • Conductor: Enrique Bátiz
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 21 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty, suite, Op. 66a :: Introduction - La Fée des Lilas
  • Conductor: Enrique Bátiz
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Sleeping Beauty, suite, Op. 66a :: Valse
  • Conductor: Enrique Bátiz
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
  • Conductor: Enrique Bátiz
  • Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 22 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh, suite :: Sabre Dance
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh, suite :: Dance of the Rose Maidens
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh, suite :: Lullaby
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh, suite :: Lezghinka
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh, suite :: Aysha's Dance
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayaneh, suite :: Gopak
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus, suite :: Adagio
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus, suite :: Dance of the Gaditanian Maidens
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus, suite :: Scene & Dance with Crotales
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus, suite :: Variation of Aegina and Bacchanalia
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade, suite :: Romance
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1944.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade, suite :: Nocturne
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1944.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade, suite :: Waltz
  • Conductor: Yuri Simonov
  • Notes: Composition written: 1944.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Sylvia, suite :: Prélude
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Sylvia, suite :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Sylvia, suite :: Pizzicati
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Sylvia, suite :: Cortège de Bacchus
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: Flower Duet
  • Performers: Lillian Watson (Soprano); Christine Cairns (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: Bell Song
  • Performers: Lillian Watson (Soprano); Christine Cairns (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Le roi s'amuse, suite :: Gaillarde
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Le roi s'amuse, suite :: Pavane
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Le roi s'amuse, suite :: Madrigal
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Le roi s'amuse, suite :: Passepied
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Coppélia, suite :: Prelude & Mazurka
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1883

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Coppélia, suite :: Danse de fête & Danse des heures
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1883

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Coppélia, suite :: Notturno
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1883

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Coppélia, suite :: Musique des automates
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1883

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Coppélia, suite :: Czardas
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1883

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 1. Introduction
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 1. Les vendangeurs
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 1. Entrée du Prince
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 1. Loys seul et entrée de Giselle - Scène d'amour
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 1. Retour de vendangeurs - Valse
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 1. Pas de deux
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 1. La Chasse
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 1. Marche des vignerons
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 1. Variation de Giselle
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 1. Final
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 2. Apparition des faux follets
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 2. Apparition et scène de Myrthe
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 2. Apparition de Giselle
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 2. Entrée de Loys - Pas de deux
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 2. Scène des Wilis
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 2. Grand pas de deux
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 2. Variation de Loys
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 2. Variation de Giselle
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Adam, Adolphe : Giselle :: Act 2. Final
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/21/1994-11/23/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1841

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid, ballet suite :: Castillane
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid, ballet suite :: Andalouse
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid, ballet suite :: Aragonaise
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid, ballet suite :: Aubade
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid, ballet suite :: Catalane
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid, ballet suite :: Madrilène
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid, ballet suite :: Navarraise
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon, ballet suite :: Le Sommeil de Cendrillon
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon, ballet suite :: Les Filles de Noblesse
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon, ballet suite :: Menuet de Cendrillon
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon, ballet suite :: Les Tendres Fiances
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon, ballet suite :: Les Mandores
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon, ballet suite :: Le Florentine
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Cendrillon, ballet suite :: Marche des Princesses
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs, ballet suite :: Andante - Allegro vivo - Largo - Allegro moderato - Lento - Presto vivace
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs, ballet suite :: Andante cantabile
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs, ballet suite :: Scherzetto molto vivace
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs, ballet suite :: Allegro moderato - Tres lent
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs, ballet suite :: Allegro maestoso
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs, ballet suite :: Andante religioso
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs, ballet suite :: Allegro vivace - Frenetico
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: St. Jude's, London (11/23/1994-11/25/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892