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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    Interesting article on the ballet's history.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/a...e=sectionfront

    I've seen Cranko and Martins live, MacMillan on DVD.
    Interesting reading, thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhdanov View Post
    Stalin was spot on as always.
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    A couple of reviews of recent releases for home viewing...

    From London: http://www.musicweb-international.co...eo_OA1100D.htm

    From Paris: http://www.musicweb-international.co...2564646990.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsilius View Post
    A couple of reviews of recent releases for home viewing...

    From London: http://www.musicweb-international.co...eo_OA1100D.htm

    From Paris: http://www.musicweb-international.co...2564646990.htm
    The Nureyev as Dancer and Choreograph box looks very tempting.
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    Let's keep this thread alive, people!

    A beautiful melody and impressive counterpoint in the choral sections, Serende Matinale was arranged at a really strange part in the third act, given the depressing atmosphere before and following this piece in the ballet.




    I made an arrangement with intent to perform at a chamber concert! The Mandolin is a nice new change of pace for me, and I have some really talented individuals in their respetive part.

    By my opinion, I really enjoyed the second act finale, and there was no better way to conclude that act! So much anguish and anxiety!
    Would it save everybody a lot of time if I gave up and went mad now?

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    The new La Scala production is excellent IMHO

    http://intoclassics.net/news/2017-01-17-42055

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miserere nobis View Post
    The new La Scala production is excellent IMHO

    http://intoclassics.net/news/2017-01-17-42055
    Thank you for sharing! I've been itching for some newer interpretation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Macduff View Post
    Thank you for sharing! I've been itching for some newer interpretation!
    The Joffrey Ballet presented their version in NYC last month. The New York Times was not impressed.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/a...led-romeo.html

    Edit - when I clicked on the link to the La Scala production, I got a warning from my virus protection software.
    Last edited by jegreenwood; Apr-14-2017 at 20:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    The Joffrey Ballet presented their version in NYC last month. The New York Times was not impressed.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/a...led-romeo.html

    Edit - when I clicked on the link to the La Scala production, I got a warning from my virus protection software.
    I had no issue downloading the .mkv, the virus may be a hoax.


    I could agree with some criticism, I didn't like how the director deleted certain phrases as if he had somewhere to be. A bit frustrating to hear a bassoon cut off and enter the next phrase, and on rare occasions even skipping phrases. Some of the minuets were arranged out of order from Prokofiev's original intent. Just minor issues with me, although I read the review and I can understand certain issues with the performance of the Ballet.
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    I really like the Boston/Ozawa. My favorite is Kitajenko with the Danish National SO on Chandos. I have the Maazel and it is very good to but I keep going back to Kitajenko or Ozawa.

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