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Re: What Ballet Music Are You Listening To Now?
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2021, 06:11:55 AM »
New acquirement, first listen.

French Music for Ballet.

Henri Sauguet.
Les Forains.

Jules Massenet.
Ballet Suite from Herodiade.

Jacques Ibert.
Les Amours de Jupiter.

Estonia National SO, Neeme Järvi

This is for one great feast. Such fine Ballet music, expertly played and recorded. Ballet is my first love in classical music, and in this I wallow in this brand new release.
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Re: What Ballet Music Are You Listening To Now?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2021, 03:31:04 AM »
Lately I've been exploring some versions of Stravinsky's Apollo, and have heard some excellent recent ones (such as a livestream last week from Daniel Harding and the Concertgebouw).

Last weekend, the great dancer Jacques d'Amboise died, at age 86. (In the U.S., he may be best recalled for his work in the film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.) But I had forgotten that he was known for Apollo. As usual, YouTube to the rescue: Here's a 1960 video, with d'Amboise in the version choreographed by George Balanchine, and it's pretty great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFJRt1DVa0I

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Re: What Ballet Music Are You Listening To Now?
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2021, 01:41:11 AM »
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Teresa Berganza, Ryland Davies, John Shirley-Quirk
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Claudio Abbado


From Abbado's LSO years, a joyous recording.


As a Yank from the west of the Atlantic, is it strange that I love John Shirley-Quirk's baritone so much? I gobble up anything I can find him, usually oratorios and sacred works, but he is consistently terrific.
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Re: What Ballet Music Are You Listening To Now?
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2021, 03:41:44 AM »
Igor Stravinsky
Pulcinella
Jeu de cartes

Teresa Berganza, Ryland Davies, John Shirley-Quirk
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado


From Abbado's LSO years, a joyous recording.


As a Yank from the west of the Atlantic, is it strange that I love John Shirley-Quirk's baritone so much? I gobble up anything I can find him, usually oratorios and sacred works, but he is consistently terrific.
A great recording indeed, and probably my favourite of this miraculous score. And Teresa Berganza is wonderful in her part as well....
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