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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhdanov View Post
    unlikely that Hoffmann would have been this simple... in fact the story is Drosselmeyer creates an imaginary world, and when it disappears, the girl is left with merely a doll instead of the prince, in the end; this leaves you with a feeling how elusive happiness is and that we have to put up with what we got.
    In the original Hoffman novel yes, but in Tchaikovsky's ballet it really is as on the surface as it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tchaikov6 View Post
    In the original Hoffman novel yes, but in Tchaikovsky's ballet it really is as on the surface as it seems.
    no, the author story ends differently, its all in the ballet, watch thoroughly -



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    As Becca points out elsewhere, it depends on the choreography/production. Balanchine's version ends with Marie and the Prince flying off to the heavens in a reindeer driven sleigh..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    As Becca points out elsewhere, it depends on the choreography/production.
    those productions that are too far fetched from the original ones can be watched later.

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    for example, this one version sure can wait -






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    My absolute favorite ballet is Prokofiev's ROMEO and JULIET.

    It has everything and more than all the ballets of his time and (even in the group peasant dances) manages to be interesting throughout.
    My numbers of the masterpiece are "Juliet's Death",the "Madrigal" directly after the ball at the Capulet's, and the fight music for the "Tybalt confronts Mercutio" scene.
    Naturally my favorite recording is Valery Gergiev's with the LSO.

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    I have always been very fond of Tsjaichovsky's Swan Lake, from my childhood on I loved its varying smooth, lovable, haunting, tempestuous, fairytale-like temper and the sometimes sudden shifts in mood. My mother 'warned' me when I went to the local library in search of Tsjaichovsky, waving away his music as being 'too heavy', and that's why she didn't like it. I did, and played my cassettes and LP's until she went mad :-D

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    For me, ballet was actually my door into music in many ways. My first two jobs were with dance companies and I was married to a ballerina for many years. Favourites? To name but two...

    The Four Temperaments (Balanchine)
    L'Allegro, Il Pensoroso ed Il Moderato (Mark Morris)
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    My favorite ballet remains Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet.

    I've seen it three times with American Ballet Theater at the MET in NYC and have quite a few recordings at home of the wonderful music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GodotsArrived View Post
    For me, ballet was actually my door into music in many ways. My first two jobs were with dance companies and I was married to a ballerina for many years. Favourites? To name but two...

    The Four Temperaments (Balanchine)
    L'Allegro, Il Pensoroso ed Il Moderato (Mark Morris)
    That was a good dance company, bringing works from outside the box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GodotsArrived View Post
    For me, ballet was actually my door into music in many ways. My first two jobs were with dance companies and I was married to a ballerina for many years. Favourites? To name but two...

    The Four Temperaments (Balanchine)
    L'Allegro, Il Pensoroso ed Il Moderato (Mark Morris)
    Seeing The Four Temperaments (for the third time) on Wednesday. There's a DVD from the 1970s TV series "Dance in America" that includes it. One of the very few New York City Ballet videos.

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    Mine are, of course, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, and damn near anything well done, but there is a special place in my heart for Glazunov's The Seasons in a version choreographed for ice by the great skater, the late John Curry, who died much too young. Even now, while simply remembering, I find myself getting emotional, almost teary, and never hear the music without remembering that production. It was gorgeous and soaring, movement at its most sublime. I saw his The Seasons once on television and never forgot it.
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    Anyone see the actual ballet for a Rite of Spring with original choreography by Nijinsky? I have it on DVD. amazing, especially the sacrificial dance.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Stravinsky-Bal.../dp/B0023T9ZR0

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    My favorite ballet remains Prokofiev's greatest work:
    Romeo & Juliet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    Anyone see the actual ballet for a Rite of Spring with original choreography by Nijinsky? I have it on DVD. amazing, especially the sacrificial dance.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Stravinsky-Bal.../dp/B0023T9ZR0
    That is a great tip, thanks for sharing.

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