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What's currently on your stereo or which ballet score have you been into lately?

I have this one on CD and my first listen was not particularly enjoyable as I was doing household chores whilst it played. The main point of frustration had to do with volume levels and trying to keep up with the musical storyline - I generally multi-task well. But the sound levels were so extreme that I gave up, turned off the player and saved a listen until today. Sitting in front of the stereo and being surrounded with Tchaikovsky's splendid score has been, of course, another experience altogether. The aural dynamics are absolutely integral to the drama. Don't need to see nymphs, The Queen Swan or princes - Andre Previn and The London Symphony are more than ample inspiration. :)




Swan Lake
André Previn, The London Symphony Orchestra, Ida Haendel

(1976, Angel Records)

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This morning I have the Sleeping Beauty on. It was my gateway to classical music. The recording is a rare one: the Moscow New Philharmonia with Vladimir Ponkin. It just feels so right, is 100% complete and the sound is splendid.
 

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Ah, Bonynge - I'd love to have this box set! If you're going to own a serious set of ballet scores I'd say this would be a standout. I'll check to see if it's still available. How has the listening experience been so far?
It has a very good sound, they've done their best at Decca with the remastering. (my humble opinion)
Not trough it completely yet but no regrets , this music was beside bel canto Bonynge's passion.
 
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Nutcracker by Kader Belarbi - Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse

A Swan Lake, choreography by Alexander Ekman

Triple Bill #1 de Jann Gallois | Kader Attou | Mikey, Biennale de Danse de Lyon

Twenty-Seven Perspectives by Maud Le Pladec, Montpellier Danse

Sadeh 21 by Ohad Naharin | Batsheva - The young Ensemble Ohad Naharin, Chaillot

Meyer & Writing Ground d'Alonzo King. Maison de la Danse de Lyon




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a midsummer night's dream felix mendelssohn
overture (op. 21, 1826) and incidental music (op. 61, 1842)
orchestra of the 18th century
frans brüggen
 

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don juan complete ballet (1968, decca)
academy st. martin in the fields
neville marriner
, conductor

It's tough finding a full ballet performance of this on the web. Highlights of the 2016 Vanemuine Theater production -

 

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Delibes: Sylvia

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

I need something cheerful .
 

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Prokofiev: Roméo et Juliette (1997, Musique Classique)
Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo
David Garforth


The requiste post, but a darned good version. :)
 

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Messager: The Two Pigeons (complete ballet)

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Richard Bonynge
 
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Messager: The Two Pigeons (complete ballet)

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Richard Bonynge
You inspired me to watch the Royal Ballet production last night. I'd never heard of it prior to purchasing the video box set. More than anything else, it made me want to see more Ashton.
 

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You inspired me to watch the Royal Ballet production last night. I'd never heard of it prior to purchasing the video box set. More than anything else, it made me want to see more Ashton.
That is the DVD with Rhapsody on it isn't it ?
 
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