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    Default Prokofiev - Cinderella

    The State Kremlin Ballet (1994)



    The Kirov (TV version 1985)


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    I like the work a lot - I haven't a DVD but this blisteringly good 1966 recording from Rozhdestvensky/USSR Radio & TV SO has served me well enough for over 15 years.

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    Last edited by sprite; Mar-25-2017 at 10:37.

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    You are a ballet fan, aren't you Zhdanov?
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    You are a ballet fan, aren't you Zhdanov?
    yes, besides being into opera, i am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhdanov View Post
    yes, besides being into opera, i am.
    NICE I LIEK CINDERELLA! he is pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julius Seizure View Post
    NICE I LIEK CINDERELLA! he is pretty!
    He is a she, know you fairy tales .
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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    A wonderful ballet! The music is Romantic and sardonic and enchantingly strange. When I was a small child I had a 45 rpm record telling the story of Cinderella, and bits of the music were used. The big waltz, the terrifying clock, and the love theme made a big impression on me before I knew what classical music was, and when I heard the score again after ten or twelve years had passed I had a moment of delighted recognition. I love the piece to this day.

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    I feel that CINDERELLA is one of the most under-rated ballet music works.

    I cannot understand why Prokofiev's ROMEO & JULIETTE generally attracts much greater praise. To my ears, CINDERELLA is far more memorable.

    Which begs the question... Which version is your top pick?

    Here's a few of mine.

    PROKOFIEV CINDERELLA Temirkanov SPPO.jpg

    PROKOFIEV CINDERELLA Pletnev RNO.jpg

    PROKOFIEV CINDERELLA Davis LSO.jpg

    PROKOFIEV Cinderella Previn with LSO.jpg

    Enjoy!


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    I have never seen this work performed as I don't presently have a DVD or Blu Ray of it but I really love the music, I have Andre Previn's recording which is a treasure. I am surprised how underrated the music seems to be, it has such a wonderful quality which stands independently of the visual elements. I do aspire to pick up visual performance when I can decide on a version.

    My thanks to Sprite also for sharing tha Argerich/Pletnev suite arranged for two Pianos. After streaming it, I will definitely pick it up.
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    For anyone who, like AClockworkOrange, doesn't own a Blu-ray/DVD version, here are a couple of reviews of recent releases. The second may perhaps be rather too off-the-wall for some tastes.

    http://www.musicweb-international.co...la_MAR0555.htm

    http://www.musicweb-international.co...lla_109183.htm

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