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    You said that already!

    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Favorite: Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Nothing else even comes close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celloman View Post
    You said that already!
    But it's that good.
    Current status: not Photoshopping an arched back while blindfolded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celloman View Post
    You said that already!
    It shows I'm consistent in my beliefs. Imagine if I wrote "Romeo and Juliet" back in March and now, "Le Sacre du Printemps" as my all time favorite.

    Also, who reads an entire thread? Folks usually concentrate on the last page, so I'm bringing them "up to date".

    Add all this up and it simply means:

    I MADE A MISTAKE!!!!
    Last edited by hpowders; Apr-11-2014 at 17:33.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirepoix View Post
    But it's that good.
    You know, it really is that good. Whenever I'm fortunate enough to see it performed, I always feel it's worth the money spent.
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    ^^^I'm still waiting to see it live, in person, before my eyes. One day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Favorite: Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Nothing else even comes close.
    I couldn't agree more. i saw it today for the second time.
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    when i saw it for the first time, there were teen girls ahead of me in the box. even they recognised Dance of the Knights.

    when i saw it for the first time tuba sounded unmusical in the 3rd act, this time it was much better.
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    back home from La Sylphide. Shoko Nakamura was the star of the evening.

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    I qualify as a ballet music person, though the dancing isn't really for me.
    Only here to mention some beautiful music recently discovered - glancing through the posts, it had a very brief 'nod' to it earlier but that's all, I think:
    Mikhail Nosyrev 'The Song of Triumphant Love'...gee, the guy could write some sumptuous tunes !
    Clive

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    Am I alone in my preferring Cinderalla over Romeo and Juliet?

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    Giselle! The variation in the 1st act is so beautiful! And the ballone sur la pointe...it's so fun to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avey View Post
    Am I alone in my preferring Cinderalla over Romeo and Juliet?
    Probably! Ha! Ha! I adore Romeo and Juliet. It is my favorite ballet and have seen it performed by American Ballet Theater at the Met in NYC. Unforgettable!
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avey View Post
    Am I alone in my preferring Cinderalla over Romeo and Juliet?
    They're certainly close! I've listened to them both recently and haven't formed a definitive opinion yet. You've gotta love his wonderful orchestrations.

    At this point, I still have to give my vote to Tchaikovsky. Which one? Can't say for sure but today I'll say Sleeping Beauty
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    I enjoy La Boutique Fantasque by Rossini / Respighi. Not so much for the Diaghilev's pastiche ballet, but just for the music.

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    Antiquarian: Antiquarian: My all-time favorite ballet has to be Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe. I love the music from beginning to end. I've only seen a filmed performance of it, and from what I was able to tell (I am not a dance person), the choreography told the story well.
    Probably mine as well; though the Rite of Spring , the Firebird, Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty come close. Ha. Ha. Ha.
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    I'd have to go with the Rite of Spring. Is that allowed here?

    After Stravinsky, also up there are the ballets of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.

    Adam's Giselle is IMO more interesting than we usually appreciate. I'm also a bigger fan of Coppélia than many of our more elite friends here.

    And Glazunov's The Seasons. Seems to be a filler every time it's recorded but it rewards a bit of attention.
    Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.

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