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In the spring of 1896, Alexander Glazunov received a commission from Ivan Vsevolozhsky, the director of the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre, to compose the score to the ballet Raymonda. It was the composer's first experience with a score for a ballet performance. The libretto was written by Princess Lidya Pashkova, a traveler and columnist for the Parisian newspaper Le Figaro. The story involved characters that actually existed alongside fictional ones, and although it was historically inaccurate, the performance was a triumph.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: 1961.
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Works DetailsGlazunov, Alexander : Raymonda, Op. 57
- Performers: Oleg Usachev (Trumpet); Sergei Kalinovsky (Violin); Vera Dulova (Harp)
- Conductor: Evgeny Svetlanov
- Ensemble: Orchestra of the USSR State Academic Bolshoi Theatre
- Running Time: 65 min. 33 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Ballet
- Written: 1896-1897