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Nureyev DVD 4-Pack featuring Fonteyn

Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev
Release Date: 04/07/2014 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4939  
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievAdolphe AdamPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

(1)Through the testimony of those closest to Nureyev, this program tells the compelling and hitherto untold story of his last years. (2) This film is the famed Royal Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet. This historical performance stars Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev as the quintessential stage lovers. It captures the greatest dance partnership of our century at the peak of their careers. (3) This program traces Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev's partnership from its glorious inception in 1962 (in "Giselle" at Covent Garden), to its grand finale some 17 years later. It is unique that it includes rare, behind-the-scene footage of both dancers. (4) This historic 1968 Covent Garden production of Tchaikovsky's ballet masterpiece Read more captures Rudolf Nureyev at the peak of his career. Nureyev's legendary performance makes this the definitive "Nutcracker" on DVD. Read less

Works on This Recording

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Giselle: Excerpt(s) by Adolphe Adam
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 

Customer Reviews

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 Nureyev, The Master June 9, 2014 By Christopher B. (Whangamata, Coromandel Penninsular) See All My Reviews "Possibly the greatest ballet dancer yet, showing the majesty of his earlier years to the sadness of his demise. this 4 pack is a tribute to the greatnes of the individual" Report Abuse
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