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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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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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Brahms, Abenddämmerung, Op. 49/5

Stephanie Iranyi, mezzo-soprano & Helmut Deutsch, piano  

23. February 2013 by Matthew Hall
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Wagner, Overture from die Meistersinger, WWV 96

Christian Thielemann & Vienna Philharmonic

23. February 2013 by Matthew Hall
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