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    Quote Originally Posted by Crudblud View Post
    I don't enjoy watching ballet but tend to enjoy listening to the scores. Maybe this will change when I get a 10 foot HD ego inflater of my own.
    Haha! Jealous!

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    oh man, can I even pick one? There's too many brilliant works! Some of the best music ever written ever... The Rite of Spring, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Daphnis and Chloe, The Firebird, Parade, The Seasons, La Sylphide, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Mo N' Herb's Vacation, Lumpy Gravy... jeez. Ballet is like the coolest thing there is

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Haha! Jealous!
    Unfortunately for you, I find it nigh on impossible to be envious of braggarts.

    As for works in the genre; Daphnis et Chloé, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Miraculous Mandarin, Peer Gynt (Schnittke), Sinister Footwear, Bacchus et Ariane and Petrushka are among my favourites.

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    Grouchy bear!

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    Khachaturian: Gayaneh
    Delibes: Sylvia, Copplia
    Tchaikovski: Nutcarcker
    Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
    Glazunov: Raymonda

    I don't watch Ballets, I just listen to them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurningDesire View Post
    oh man, can I even pick one? There's too many brilliant works! Some of the best music ever written ever... The Rite of Spring, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Daphnis and Chloe, The Firebird, Parade, The Seasons, La Sylphide, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Mo N' Herb's Vacation, Lumpy Gravy... jeez. Ballet is like the coolest thing there is
    we should get along well, then! so glad to be meeting so many people with such great taste! I really love ballet, it's quite fantastic. I'm constantly in awe at the great combination that is the art of dance and the art of music, and it's so beautiful. I've never actually been to the ballet (besides the Nutcracker many times, but I don't even like the Nutcracker a whole lot), so I'm really looking forward to it.
    Last edited by oogabooha; Sep-07-2012 at 01:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oogabooha View Post
    we should get along well, then! so glad to be meeting so many people with such great taste! I really love ballet, it's quite fantastic. I'm constantly in awe at the great combination that is the art of dance and the art of music, and it's so beautiful. I've never actually been to the ballet (besides the Nutcracker many times, but I don't even like the Nutcracker a whole lot), so I'm really looking forward to it.
    I've only seen The Nutcracker, and a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (to music by Cage and Brian Eno) live. My school's orchestra and dance department are performing Swan Lake this fall :3 so that is exciting (I'm playing horn in the orchestra).

    If I may make a recommendation to a fellow lover of ballet and music, I HIGHLY recommend the anime Princess Tutu, which is heavily based in ballet. The heroine is a duck who turns into a girl who is a ballet student who turns into a magical prima ballerina who uses dancing to fight evil and save people. The story is really really great, the characters are great, the art and animation is very beautiful, and the music is amazing. Not only is the musical score primarily great music from the 19th (and a bit from the 18th and 20th) Century, particularly ballet, but it is also used so effectively in every scene, so poetically, its perfect. The music includes works by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Chopin, Beethoven, Wagner, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Satie, Debussy, Delibes, Adam, Borodin, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, Badarzewska, Løvenskiold, Offenbach, Glinka... Its awesome :3 and you can watch it free and LEGALLY on Youtube :3 I recommend the english dub personally. The acting in it is generally quite good.
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    [PHP][/PHP]Coppelia, Nutcraker, La Valse. Firebird and Petruska.

    And Daphnis et Chloé.
    Last edited by Morgante; Sep-07-2012 at 13:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Le sacre, Petrushka, Daphnis et Chloe.
    Signed.

    I'm talking about the music though, I haven't really seen that much ballet.. But from what I have seen I definetely prefer modern ballet.
    Last edited by Norse; Sep-08-2012 at 10:06.

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