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New Year's Eve In St. Petersburg / Valery Gergiev, Et Al


Release Date: 12/11/2007 
Label:  Bel Air Classiques   Catalog #: 30   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyCamille Saint-SaënsGioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater OrchestraAcademy of Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It was at the Mariinksy Theatre in St Petersburg that the ballet The Sleeping Beauty premiered in 1890, with a score by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa. This New Year's Eve programme revolves around Act III, in which Princess Aurora is brought out of her long sleep by the prince of her dreams and marries him. This is the Mariinsky troupe in a veritable explosion of grace and virtuosity. In addition, prima ballerina Uliana Lopatkina dances Camille Saint-Saëns' famous 'Dying Swan', first performed by Anna Pavlova. In conclusion the soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre's Young Singers' Academy perform the finale of Rossini's 'Journey to Rheims' in a joyous celebration of the coming of the New Year. Bonus: 'sur al pointe des pieds' a Read more film by Liliane de Kermadec (56 minutes), French and English subtitles. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Notes: Featured dancer: Ekaterina Osmolkina 
2.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Notes: Featured dancer: Ulyana Lopatinka 
3.
Il viaggio a Reims: Finale by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra,  Academy of Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Italy 

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