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    Quote Originally Posted by Becca View Post
    ...and which was used by George Balanchine for his 1952 ballet Scotch Symphony
    Truly Balanchine could "see the music" like no one else. It's a shame so little of his work has been captured on video. I have the 1970's Dance in America programs of his work on DVD (one of which may be out of sync in whole or in part). I also have the much more recent Paris Opera Ballet video of Balanchine's "Jewels," which uses wonderful music by Faure, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky (although the dancing does not match the best I've seen at City Ballet).

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    Offenbach/Rosenthal: Gaite Parisienne.

    Ravel: Bolero.
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    Go random, see what appeals to you, and think over tea why it does.
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    [delete please]
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    Swan Lake of Tchaikovsky.

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    No matter how far away is Christmas and how many times I listen to The Nutcracker I never get bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clouds Weep Snowflakes View Post
    No matter how far away is Christmas and how many times I listen to The Nutcracker I never get bored.
    I was executive director of a small regional dance company for seven years. The last five of those years we did The Nutcracker. I came to really the work.

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    Another recommendation for Stravinsky’s Petrushka, perhaps his most charming and delightful ballet:

    Last edited by Larkenfield; Mar-03-2019 at 03:39.
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