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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2013, 05:09:57 PM »
Of course, I also must mention Pierne's Cydalise et le Chčvre-pied. What a stunning ballet.
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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2013, 06:42:23 AM »
The dance sequence in Adams's Nixon in China with its incredible orange juice...

Mirror, I still haven't been able to access a recording of the Pierne work...

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« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2013, 07:05:48 AM »

Mirror, I still haven't been able to access a recording of the Pierne work...

Here's a link for you:

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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2013, 07:46:06 AM »
Of course, I also must mention Pierne's Cydalise et le Chčvre-pied. What a stunning ballet.

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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2013, 08:05:00 AM »
Fulltime seconded, one of my discoveries of recent years.

Brian actually turned me onto this ballet. So many thanks must go to Brian for this one! This led me to buying several other Pierne recordings.
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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2013, 10:39:58 AM »
Brian actually turned me onto this ballet. So many thanks must go to Brian for this one! This led me to buying several other Pierne recordings.

By far the best other Pierne recording I know, is the one with Jean Martinon conducting a superb reading of the Divertissements sur un theme pastoral, his masterpiece IMHO. ["fulltime" appears to be an overseen autocorrection by my Dutch-language iPad BTW  ???]
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« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2013, 11:16:54 AM »
I'll have to check that out, Christo. Thanks for the suggestion.

Two other ballets I love are Ginastera's Estancia and Panambi. I know they're a bit derivative of Le sacre du printemps, but I don't care. They're magnificent works.
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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2013, 08:00:12 PM »
Thanks, actually I do have access to that on Naxos. It's a bit annoying the way it's broken in to 24 tracks to click on but I'll persevere with it over the next week or two.


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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2013, 09:46:18 PM »
Thanks, actually I do have access to that on Naxos. It's a bit annoying the way it's broken in to 24 tracks to click on but I'll persevere with it over the next week or two.

You can't select all the tracks and let them play continuously?
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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2013, 10:26:43 PM »
I don't think so. They'd rather you bought their CDs...

The work sounds a little like Ravel's Daphis or the exquisite Poulenc Barber the elephant, or Respighi-Rossini's Boutique fantasque.

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« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2013, 10:57:29 PM »
I don't think so. They'd rather you bought their CDs...

The work sounds a little like Ravel's Daphis or the exquisite Poulenc Barber the elephant, or Respighi-Rossini's Boutique fantasque.

If you're listening to this recording from Naxos Music Library, which I trust that you are, then there should be a little box next to the main title where you can select from the tracklist. All you have to do is hover your mouse, or finger if you're on a hand-held tablet device, and check that little box which will select all of the tracks for you and then click on 'Play Selection.'
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Re: Favorite Ballets
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2013, 03:59:16 AM »
Two other ballets I love are Ginastera's Estancia and Panambi. I know they're a bit derivative of Le sacre du printemps, but I don't care. They're magnificent works.

Seconded.  Our symphony orchestra played Estancia a couple of seasons ago, prompting me to by a recording, which also includes Panambi.  I've played it a lot.
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« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2013, 05:31:29 AM »
Hi Mirror, no I just have a subscription with Naxos.com the regular service. I know the full Library is much larger but I've had enough to get on with from other sources for the last couple of years. I guess you recommend it though. Perhaps I should make the change soon.

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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2013, 08:03:56 AM »
Seconded.  Our symphony orchestra played Estancia a couple of seasons ago, prompting me to by a recording, which also includes Panambi.  I've played it a lot.

Yep, that's a nice recording. Giselle Ben-Dor is an excellent conductor. She really knows Latin American music well. This Naxos recording was actually a reissue on an older recording on the Conifer label.
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« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2013, 08:04:32 AM »
Hi Mirror, no I just have a subscription with Naxos.com the regular service. I know the full Library is much larger but I've had enough to get on with from other sources for the last couple of years. I guess you recommend it though. Perhaps I should make the change soon.

Ah, okay. Cool, Sean.
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« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2013, 08:49:29 AM »
For me, I am going to make December 'Ballet Month', one of my favourite forms of Classical Music.

It is the time of the year that I am most eager to listen to ballet music, and not just because of the great Nutcracker!

Great, wonderful memories of attending Royal Winnipeg Ballet concerts in December.

So, anyone else who wishes to join me (perhaps Neal?)  :)
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« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2013, 08:53:45 AM »
For me, I am going to make December 'Ballet Month', one of my favourite forms of Classical Music.

It is the time of the year that I am most eager to listen to ballet music, and not just because of the great Nutcracker!

Great, wonderful memories of attending Royal Winnipeg Ballet concerts in December.

So, anyone else who wishes to join me (perhaps Neal?)  :)
Every month is ballet month for me! I listen to them all the time, though I don't always post about them. This morning was the first act of sleeping beauty...
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« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2013, 08:55:32 AM »
Every month is ballet month for me! I listen to them all the time, though I don't always post about them. This morning was the first act of sleeping beauty...

Well, it is true for me too.  :D  Never a time I don't enjoy listening to great ballet music. 

Sleeping Beauty will definitely be on the menu!  :)
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« Reply #38 on: November 24, 2013, 09:45:46 AM »
For me, I am going to make December 'Ballet Month', one of my favourite forms of Classical Music.

It is the time of the year that I am most eager to listen to ballet music, and not just because of the great Nutcracker!

Great, wonderful memories of attending Royal Winnipeg Ballet concerts in December.

So, anyone else who wishes to join me (perhaps Neal?)  :)

Sounds great, I'm in. :) That could be the perfect chance to peacefully listen to Previn's Tchaikovsky Ballets I bought some time ago......
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« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2013, 10:43:22 AM »
For me, I am going to make December 'Ballet Month', one of my favourite forms of Classical Music.

It is the time of the year that I am most eager to listen to ballet music, and not just because of the great Nutcracker!

Great, wonderful memories of attending Royal Winnipeg Ballet concerts in December.

So, anyone else who wishes to join me (perhaps Neal?)  :)

Count me in! I love so many ballets, especially those of an impressionistic bent (Daphnis, Firebird, etc).

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