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Bizet/Shchedrin: Carmen Suite / Pilsetskaya, Fadeyechev

Schedrin / Pilsetskaya
Release Date: 06/24/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 1200  
Composer:  Georges BizetCamille Saint-SaënsAlexander GlazunovJohann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Rodion K. Shchedrin
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Bolshoi Ballet’s prima ballerina, Maya Plisetskaya, is the star of this lyrical film of excerpts from several of her most famous roles. The centerpiece of the film is the ballet of Carmen, a spectacularly choreographed and orchestrated version of George Bizet’s famous opera.

Also included are scenes from Glazunov’s Raymonda, a choreographed version of a Bach work called Prelude, and the famous Dying Swan. First created by Mikhail Fokine for Anna Pavlova, The Dying Swan appeals, in Fokine’s own words, “not merely to the eye but to the emotions and the imagination.”

This is a genuinely cinematic treatment of ballet and dancers and not merely a filming of a stage production. Choreography by Vladimir Vasiliev,
Read more Alberto Alonso and others is featured along with spectacular conducting by composer Rodion Shchedrin.

Dying Swan
The Swan: Maya Plisetskaya
Music: Saint-Saens

Raymonda Excerpts
Raymonda: Maya Plisetskaya
DeBrien: Nikolai Fadeyechev
Music: Alexander Glazunov

Maya Plisetskaya and Nikolai Fadeyechev
Music: J.S. Bach
Choreography: N. Kasatkina, V. Vasiliev

Carmen Suite
Carmen: Maya Plisetskaya
Jose: Nikolai Fadeyechev
Bull Fighter: Sergei Radchenko
Magistrate: Alexander Levrenyuk, Natalya Kassatkina
Fate: Natalya Kassatkina
Music: Bizet / Shchedrin
Choreography: Alberto Alonso
Conductor: Rodion Shchedrin
Director: Vadim Derbenev

Region: All
Running Time: 64 minutes
Format: NTSC, 4.3 Full Screen, Dolby 2.0, Color
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Works on This Recording

Carmen: Suite by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Rodion K. Shchedrin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Raymonda, Op. 57: Excerpt(s) by Alexander Glazunov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Russia 
Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 

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