Prokofiev, R&J scenes

Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris

The Young Juliet

Dance of the Knights

Friar Lawrence

Romeo and Juliet together

Romeo at Juliet’s grave

Bolshoi

Dance of the Knights

Friar Lawrence

Romeo and Juliet together

Romeo at Juliet’s grave

 

24. June 2013 by Matthew Hall
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Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet

Complete Stage performances

Bolshoi Theatre (Algis Juraitis, conductor)

Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris (Vello Pähn, conductor)

The Royal Ballet (John Lanchbery, conductor)

Concert performances

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (Andrew Mogrelia, conductor)

Ballet suite

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (Sergei Prokofiev, conductor)

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (Evgeny Mravinsky, conductor)

03. June 2013 by Matthew Hall
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Stravinsky, Rite of Spring [Week II]

Consider how the following scenes from the Rite are “classical” in their conception; that is, in what ways do they adhere to the conventions of classical ballet forms (both musical and dance forms)?

DANCES OF THE YOUNG GIRLS (finishes around 6:24)

SPRING ROUNDS (finishes around 11:37)

20. May 2013 by Matthew Hall
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Stravinsky, Rite of Spring (1913)

Concert Performances

Igor Markevitch/Japan Philharmonic (1968)

Pierre Boulez/London Symphony Orchestra (2004)

Jaap van Zweden/Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (2010)

Choreographies

Maurice Béjart (1959/1970)

Vaslav Nijinsky/Robert Joffrey (1987/89)

Part I Part II Part III

Vaslav Nijinsky/Millicent Hodson (1987/2003)
(Mariinsky Ballet, dir. Valery Gergiev)

Five Different Choreographies of the Danse Sacrale
(Vaslav Nijinsky, Millicent Hodson, Pina Bausch, Angelin Preljocaj, Tero Saarinen)

Documentaries & Interviews

Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (1987) Rehearsal with Leonard Bernstein

Stravinsky and Boulez on the Sacre

Michael Tilson Thomas, Keeping Score Documentary

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI

Riot at the Rite (BBC Dramatization)

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI

07. May 2013 by Matthew Hall
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Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty Op. 66

Full Ballet Videos

Teatro alla Scala

State Academic Bolshoi Theatre: Part I

State Academic Bolshoi Theatre: Part II

Scenes

Garland Waltz

Royal Ballet London

Teatro alla Scala

Bolshoi

Grand pas d’action (“Rose adagio”)

Teatro alla Scala

Bolshoi

Concert Performances

Orquestra Sinfónica de Amsterdam (Suite, Op. 66a)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Orchestra of the Bolshoi (Complete ballet, Op. 66)

29. April 2013 by Matthew Hall
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Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake Op. 20

Kirov Ballet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rJoB7y6Ncs

American Ballet Theatre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfmc6ZVl7uA

Orquestra Sinfónica de Amsterdam (Ballet Suite Op. 20a)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AztXAn6j8c

29. April 2013 by Matthew Hall
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Brahms, Fourth Symphony in E minor, fourth movement

Leonard Bernstein & Vienna Philharmonic

23. February 2013 by Matthew Hall
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Wagner, Tristan and Isolde, end of act 3

1995 Bayreuth production (Müller & Barenboim)

Synopsis

Discussion with Stephen Fry

23. February 2013 by Matthew Hall
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Stephen Fry on the “Tristan Chord”

23. February 2013 by Matthew Hall
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Brahms, Abenddämmerung, Op. 49/5

Stephanie Iranyi, mezzo-soprano & Helmut Deutsch, piano

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23. February 2013 by Matthew Hall
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