Notes & Reviews:
Of his many works for the stage, Adolphe Adam's ballet Giselle ou Les Wilis is the best known. The story is based on a legend in which the Wilis, or ghosts of unmarried girls, seek revenge on the living. Speedily written amidst a hotbed of Parisian infatuations and given a timeless parochial setting, this archetypal romantic ballet has everything from unrequited love to deceit, drama, tragedy, and conciliatory resolution. Andrew Mogrelia has been acclaimed for conducting of 'warmth, grace and vitality'. (The Penguin Guide on Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty 8.550490-92). Andrew Mogrelia has had a varied career of concerts, recording and work with major dance companies. He has worked with the English National, Dutch National, Finnish National, Norwegian National ballets, Netherlands Dance Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Australian Ballet, West Australian Ballet and American Ballet Theater.
Fanfare Magazine, November/December 2012
The CD of orchestral highlights is well-enough performed by Andrew Mogrelia and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, of particular interest for the music with hunting fanfares that are rarely heard at the start of act II before Myrtha's entrance.
Recording information: Concert Hall of Slovak Radio, Bratislava (04/05/1994-04/14/1994).
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Works DetailsAdam, Adolphe : Giselle
- Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
- Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Notes: Concert Hall of Slovak Radio, Bratislava (04/05/1994-04/14/1994)
- Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Ballet
- Written: 1841