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The Nutcracker


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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker, a celebrated ballet by Tchaikovsky, tells the story of a young girl whose Christmas gift of a nutcracker turns into a prince and leads her to a magical land. In 1954, George Balanchine choreographed and premiered his New York City Ballet version, which was later made into a feature film. Mikhail Baryshnikov choreographed another enormously popular version for the American Ballet Theatre. What novel instrument did Tchaikovsky use in the Nutcracker score? More… Discuss
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The Nutcracker Suite (Full Album) – Tchaikovsky

Published on Oct 27, 2014

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Song titles for Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker in order:
1. Op. 71 – 2. March 0:00
2. Op. 71 – 4. Dance 2:47
3. Op. 71 – 5. Scene & The Grandfather Dance
4. Op. 71 – 6. Scene
5. Op. 71 – 7. Scene
6. Op. 71 – 8. Scene
7. Op. 71 – 12. Arabian Dance, “Coffee”
8. Op. 71 – 13. Waltz Of The Flowers
9. Op. 71 – 14. Pas De Deux
10. Op. 71 – 15. Closing Waltz & Grand Finale

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Leonard Bernstein – Maria (from West Side Story) , great compositions/performances


English: Leonard Bernstein, conductor and musi...

English: Leonard Bernstein, conductor and musical director of New York City Symphony Español: Leonard Bernstein, director de orquesta y director musical de la New York City Symphony (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

George Balanchine


George Balanchine

Balanchine was one of the 20th century’s foremost choreographers. His stark ballets emphasized “pure” dance and formed a bridge between classical and modern ballet. Born in Russia, he moved to the US in 1933 and became director of ballet for the Metropolitan Opera House and co-founder of the School of American Ballet. He later helped found the company that would become the New York City Ballet and was named its artistic director and principal choreographer. What disease ended Balanchine’s life? More… Discuss

Great compositions/Interpretations:Debussy – Six Epigraphes Antiques – Piano Duet: Valeria Szervánszky & Ronald Cavaye


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Great compositions/Interpretations:Debussy – Six Epigraphes Antiques – Piano Duet: Valeria Szervánszky & Ronald Cavaye
Painting by Jenö Szervánszky

Antique Epigraphs is a ballet made on New York City Ballet by balletmaster Jerome Robbins to an orchestrated version of Debussy’s Six épigraphes antiques, L131, for piano, four hands, from 1914:…..

  • “Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d’été”
  • “Pour un tombeau sans nom”
  • “Pour que la nuit soit propice”
  • “Pour la danseuse aux crotales”
  • “Pour l’égyptienne”
  • “Pour remercier la pluie au matin”

…..and his Syrinx, L129, a melody for unaccompanied flute from 1913. Six épigraphes antiques were originally written to accompany Pierre Louys‘ Chanson de Bilitis, prose poetry which was purported to be a translation of freshly discovered autobiographical verse by Sappho (it was not).[1][2] The premiere took place on February 2, 1984, at the New York State TheaterLincoln Center, with costumes by Florence Klotz and lighting by Jennifer Tipton.

 

 

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Yvonne Mounsey dies at 93 – Westside School of Ballet director (From LA TIMES via California Guide)


Yvonne Mounsey dies at 93 - Westside School of Ballet director

Yvonne Mounsey dies at 93 – Westside School of Ballet director  (Click to read the story at LA Times)

Yvonne Mounsey dies at 93; Westside School of Ballet director

She was one of the first New York City Ballet alumni to establish roots in Southern California, helping to open doors for her students there and at prestigious companies around the world.  More

Yvonne Mounsey’s career has spanned more than 70 years and four continents. She was hand-picked to dance principal roles in the Ballet Russe, The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and by George Balachine for the New York City Ballet. She founded the Westside Ballet in 1968, considered the best training school in Los Angeles. Dance Channel TV pays tribute to her on her 90th birthday celebration