Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Post-modern Russian ballet composers-does that even exist?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Clouds Weep Snowflakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Trail of notes
    Posts
    588
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Post-modern Russian ballet composers-does that even exist?

    No, really-just like we have present day composers like Salonen (Finnish composer and conductor, google that) that write all sorts of Classical music-are there any people who still write ballets? Just wondering.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Becca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    San Diego, California
    Posts
    3,713
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Why just Russian? There are contemporary western composers writing ballet music, James MacMillan, Joby Talbot are two who come immediately to mind.

  3. Likes Clouds Weep Snowflakes liked this post
  4. #3
    Senior Member Clouds Weep Snowflakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Trail of notes
    Posts
    588
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Becca View Post
    Why just Russian? There are contemporary western composers writing ballet music, James MacMillan, Joby Talbot are two who come immediately to mind.
    Can you give me some more information and an example or two?
    Last edited by Clouds Weep Snowflakes; Apr-02-2019 at 23:05.

  5. #4
    Senior Member Becca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    San Diego, California
    Posts
    3,713
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Look them up for yourself. Try searching for the choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
    Last edited by Becca; Apr-02-2019 at 23:57.

  6. Likes Clouds Weep Snowflakes liked this post
  7. #5
    Senior Member jegreenwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    1,957
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Becca View Post
    Look them up for yourself. Try searching for the choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
    I’ve several ballets set to Jody Talbot’s music. Chroma (choreography by Wayne McGregor) incorporates music by the rock duo The White Stripes. The Winter’s Tale, based on Shakespeare’s play (choreography by Christopher Wheeldon), is a rewarding full length piece.

    Also, check out the music used by Alexei Ratmansky. He often uses music by modern Russian composers, although I don’t know how much of it was expressly closed for ballet.

  8. Likes Clouds Weep Snowflakes liked this post
  9. #6
    Senior Member SuperTonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX, USA
    Posts
    1,654
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Alfred Schnittke wrote several ballets, the most famous one being Peer Gynt.

  10. Likes Clouds Weep Snowflakes liked this post
  11. #7
    Senior Member Zhdanov's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    moscow, russia.
    Posts
    951
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    even though not in music or dance, but at least in feel, somewhat as 'postmodern' could be seen the ballet "Ivan The Terrible" set to Prokofiev music score for the 1944 film (of the same title) and with staging by most famous and best, since the legendary Marius Petipa, choreographer Yuri Grigorovich:





  12. Likes Clouds Weep Snowflakes liked this post
  13. #8
    Senior Member Zhdanov's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    moscow, russia.
    Posts
    951
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    a little closer to what 'post-modern' means. Shostakovich "The Bolt" -






  14. Likes Clouds Weep Snowflakes liked this post

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •