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20th Century Classics - Ballet

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Bartók: The Wooden Prince / Alsop, Bournemouth Symphony
Bartók: The Wooden Prince / Alsop, Bournemouth Symphony

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-03-25

Works: Béla Bartók: Wooden Prince, Op. 13/Sz 60
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

'The Wooden Prince' is a fairy tale ballet with an original story by Bartok’s literary acquaintance Bela Balazs, who had also written the libretto to...continue...
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Bliss: Checkmate, Melée Fantastique / Lloyd-Jones
Bliss: Checkmate, Melée Fantastique / Lloyd-Jones

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-09-20

Works: Arthur Bliss: Melée Fantasque, for orchestra, Op. 22, F. 199; Checkmate, ballet for orchestra, Op. 57, F. 2a
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Sir Arthur Bliss, Master of the Queen's Music from 1953, was one of the leading British composers of his generation. The sparkling 'Melee Fantastique', which...continue...
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Prokofiev: Suites from Romeo and Juliet, etc
Prokofiev: Suites from Romeo and Juliet, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1997-09-25

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b; Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60; Cinderella Suite no 1, Op. 107; Love for Three Oranges
Conductors: Mogrelia, Andrew; Kuchar, Theodore
Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra; National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine; Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
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Prokofiev: Orchestral Suites (Kije/Romeo)
Prokofiev: Orchestral Suites (Kije/Romeo)

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1990-10-24

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60; Love for Three Oranges; Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75; Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b; Cinderella Suite no 1, Op....
Conductors: Mogrelia, Andrew
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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet highlights, Cinderella Suite
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet highlights, Cinderella Suite

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1995-11-17

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite no 3 for orchestra, Op. 101; Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75; Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b; Cinderella Suite no 1, Op. 107
Conductors: Mogrelia, Andrew; Kuchar, Theodore
Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice; Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
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Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Pushkin Waltz No. 2 / Gerard Schwarz, Seattle SO
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Pushkin Waltz No. 2 / Gerard Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-07-31

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75; Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b; Two Pushkin Waltzes, Op. 120
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Sergey Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet was completed after the composer's final repatriation to Soviet Russia after a period abroad. It was written for the Kirov...continue...
Recording information: Seattle Center Opera House, USA (03/11/1986/10/14/1986)....continue...
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Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet, excerpts Arr. for Viola And Piano / Jones, Golani, violas; Hampton, piano
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet, excerpts Arr. for Viola And Piano / Jones, Golani, violas; Hampton, piano

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-08-30

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
Performers: Golani, Rivka; Hampton, Michael; Jones, Matthew

One of Prokofiev's best loved works today, Romeo and Juliet was initially declared 'impossible to dance to'. The composer resorted to making Symphonic Suites of...continue...
Recording information: Wyastone Hall, Monmouth, Wales (02/27/2009-02/28/2009); Wyastone Hall, Monmouth, Wales (04/30/2009)....continue...

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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (highlights) / Andrew Mogrelia, National SO of Ukraine
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (highlights) / Andrew Mogrelia, National SO of Ukraine

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-08-28

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
Conductors: Mogrelia, Andrew
Ensemble: ; National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

"Living people can dance, the dying cannot", Prokofiev wrote to explain the problems he faced when writing music for the ballet Romeo and Juliet. His...continue...
Recording information: Concert Hall of Ukrainian Radio (09/02/1994-09/12/1994)....continue...
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Prokofiev: Cinderella Suites 1-3, etc / Kuchar, Ukranian SO
Prokofiev: Cinderella Suites 1-3, etc / Kuchar, Ukranian SO

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1994-09-21

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Cinderella Suite no 1, Op. 107; Cinderella, Suite no 2 for orchestra, Op. 108; Cinderella, Suite no 3 for orchestra, Op. 109; Scythian Suite, Op. 20; On the Dnieper (Sur le Borysth&...
Conductors: Kuchar, Theodore
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

"...excellently recorded by Naxos, with a wide, natural soundstage...well played and conceived, with just the right amount of cocky vulgarity in the 'Pas de Chale,'...continue...
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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet / Mogrelia, Ukrainian NSO
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet / Mogrelia, Ukrainian NSO

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1995-11-17

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Conductors: Mogrelia, Andrew
Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra

"The sound of the orchestra is deep and rich...it plays zestfully...this disc is more than a bargain--this disc is a fine performance that suffers only...continue...
Recording information: Concert Hall of Ukrainian Radio, Kiev, Ukraine (09/02/1994-09/12/1994)....continue...
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Shostakovich: Ballet Suites no 1-4 / Yablonsky, Russian PO
Shostakovich: Ballet Suites no 1-4 / Yablonsky, Russian PO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-10-19

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Ballet Suite no 1, Op. 84b; Ballet Suite no 2, Op. 89b; Ballet Suite no 3, Op. 91d; Ballet Suite no 4, for orchestra (assembled by Atovmyan)
Performers: Tokathev, Oleg; Yablonsky, Dmitry
Conductors: Yablonsky, Dmitry
Ensemble: Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

Although the symphonies, string quartets and concertos represent the core of his achievement, Shostakovich entered into the spirit of 'light music' with enjoyment and enthusiasm....continue...
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Stravinsky: Firebird, Petrushka, etc / Rahbari, BRT PO
Stravinsky: Firebird, Petrushka, etc / Rahbari, BRT PO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1990-08-03

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite; Pétrouchka; Suite no 2 for small Orchestra; Suite no 1 for small Orchestra
Performers: Groslot, Robert
Conductors: Rahbari, Alexander
Ensemble: Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
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Stravinsky: The Firebird, Petrushka / Craft
Stravinsky: The Firebird, Petrushka / Craft

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-03-22

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version)
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

This 1996 recording is the first ever of the complete original version of Stravinsky's most popular work, 'The Firebird'. Among the many differences between the...continue...
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Stravinsky: Later Ballets / Robert Craft, et al
Stravinsky: Later Ballets / Robert Craft, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-12-11

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes; Danses concertantes, for chamber orchestra; Scènes de ballet, for orchestra; Variations; Capriccio, for piano & orchestra
Performers: Wait, Mark
Conductors: Craft, Robert
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra; Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble

Commissioned by George Balanchine, 'Jeu de cartes' is a prime example of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas emerging helter-skelter from Stravinsky’s imagination. Unlike his other...continue...
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Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet; Fireworks, Op. 4 / Schwarz, Seattle SO
Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet; Fireworks, Op. 4 / Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-11-13

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Fireworks, Op. 4
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony

The scintillating orchestral effects of Fireworks so impressed Sergey Dyagilev that the impresario was prompted to commission a new work from Stravinsky for his Ballet...continue...
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