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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This collection of 2 DVDs includes the following:
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty / Kirov Ballet
The Kirov Ballet performs this beautiful ballet in this classic color motion picture from 1965. This is based on the original choreography by Marius Petipa starring ballerina Alla Sizova as Princess Aurora.
Prokofiev: Ivan The Terrible / Bolshoi Ballet
Yuri Grigorovich has choreographed Sergei Prokofiev’s haunting score to Sergei Einstein’s film Ivan the Terrible. A visually dazzling, completely original work, this is a balletic rendering of the story of murder and intrigue at the court of the Czar known as
Ivan the Terrible. During the Bolshoi Ballet’s visits to America, this ballet was one of the most enthusiastically received productions and here it is rendered the full cinematic treatment. Starring Yuri Vladimirov, Natalia Bessmertnova and Boris Akimov (the original cast), and featuring the orchestra and corps de ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre, this is an outstanding example of dance on film.
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Works on This Recording
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Kirov Theater Orchestra
Written: 1888-1889; Russia
Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116 by Sergei Prokofiev
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942-1945; USSR
Average Customer Review: ( 2 Customer Reviews )
Not what I wanted to see July 1, 2014
By Robert Glorieux (Munte, East-Flanders) See All My Reviews
"If I had known that both DVD's were ancient recordings I never would have bought them. The screenquality is poor and typical for the years when both works were filmed. The performance of the ballet was however of a high level (for given by Russian experts). Nevertheless I don't think that I will look a second time to the execution."
ballet at its best June 3, 2014
By daniel abrahams (palm bay, FL) See All My Reviews
"sleeping beauty great dance for 1964 the video print is good i recomend this highly re ivan the dancing is good but the print is not as clear"