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Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé; Stravinsky: Le Baiser De La Fée

Prokofiev / Stravinsky / Struchkova / Bolshoi Ball
Release Date: 07/10/2007 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4415  
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievIgor StravinskyPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyLéon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Algis Zhuraitis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nemirovich-danchenko OrchestraMoscow Classical Ballet Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Igor Stravinsky composed the score to Le Baiser de la Fée, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, “The Ice Maiden.” as an homage to Tchaikovsky. It was first produced in 1937, with choreography by George Balanchine. This 1990 film version was choreographed by Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasiliev, and stars the world-renowned dancer Vladimir Malakhov. Sergei Prokofiev composed the score of Lieutenant Kijé in 1933 for a film verion of Yuri Tinyanov’s 1927 novella. The ballet adaption seen here was choreographed by Alexander Lapauri and Olga Tarasova and first produced at the Bolshoi in 1963. The stellar cast for this 1969 production includes Raisa Struchkova and Vladimir Vasiliev. Bonus segments feature Raisa Struchkova and Read more Boris Khokhlov in Pas de deux from Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote.

Total running time: 106 min., Color/B&W (bonus), Region 0 encoding; playable worldwide.
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Works on This Recording

1. Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Algis Zhuraitis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nemirovich-danchenko Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
2. Le baiser de la fée by Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Classical Ballet Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928/1950; France 
3. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 28, Act 3 - Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
4. Don Quixote: Pas de deux by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 

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