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Alicia Alonso - Prima Ballerina Assoluta

Alonso,Alicia
Release Date: 12/13/2005 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4343  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskySergei ProkofievAdolphe AdamLéon Fyodorovich Minkus,   ... 
Conductor:  Manuel Duchesne Cuzán
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A compilation of performances from 1963 to 1985 includes many of Alonso’s most celebrated roles. These range from Giselle, Swan Lake, Don Quixote & Coppélia, Romeo & Juliet, and others. She is joined by members of her company, The Ballet Nacional de Cuba. As bonuses are performances from the CBC (with Igor Youskevitch,1958) and Bell Telephone Hour (with Melissa Hayden, Nora Kaye & Mia Slavenska, 1960). 74 min., Color, B&W. Playable in all regions.

Includes:

1. Swan Lake: Black Swan Pas de Deux
Music: Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Alicia Alonso, after Petipa
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Azari Plisetsky, Hugo Guffanti
1968

2. Romeo & Juliet: Bedroom
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Music: Berlioz
Choreography: Alicia Alonso
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Azari Plisetsky
1970

3. Giselle: Act II Pas de Deux
Music: Adam
Choreography: Alicia Alonso, after Coralli & Perrot
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Azari Plisetsky
1963

4. Don Quixote: Act III Pas de Deux
Music: Minkus
Choreography: Alicia Alonso, after Petipa & Obukhov
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Azari Plisetsky
1968

5. Pas De Quatre
Music: Pugni
Choreography: Alicia Alonso, after Perrot
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Mirta Plá, Loipa Araújo, Aurora Busch
1968

6. La Fille Mal Gardée: Lisette Keeps Her Love a Secret
Music: Herold
Choreography: Alicia Alonso, after Dauberval
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Azari Plisetsky
1968

7. Oedipus Rex; Bedroom Scene
Music: Brouwer
Choreography: Alicia Alonso & Jorge Lefebre
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Jorge Esquivel
1971

8. La Peri
Music: Burgmüller
Choreograhy: Alberto Méndez
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Jorge Esquivel
1985

9. Carmen Suite: Variations & Habanera
Music: Shchedrin, after Bizet
Choreography: Alicia Alonso
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Azari Plisetsky
1968

All with Ballet National de Cuba; National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba; Manuel Duchesne Cuzán, conductor

Bonuses:

Swan Lake: Black Swan Pas de Deux
Music: Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Petipa
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Igor Youskevitch
Orchestre de Radio-Canada, Jean Beaudet
December 4, 1958

Pas de Quatre
Music: Pugni
Choreography: Anton Dolin, after Perrot
Dancers: Alicia Alonso, Melissa Hayden, Nora Kaye, Mia Slavenska
Bell Telephone Hour Orchesta/Voorhees
April 1, 1960
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Works on This Recording

1. Swan Lake, Op. 20: Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Manuel Duchesne Cuzán
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
2. Giselle: Excerpt(s) by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Manuel Duchesne Cuzán
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
3. Don Quixote: Pas de deux by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Manuel Duchesne Cuzán
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
4. Pas de quatre: Excerpt(s) by Cesare Pugni
Conductor:  Manuel Duchesne Cuzán
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; London, England 
5. La fille mal gardée: Excerpt(s) by Louis Ferdinand Herold
Conductor:  Manuel Duchesne Cuzán
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
6. Carmen-Suite (after Bizet): Habanera by Rodion Shchedrin
Conductor:  Manuel Duchesne Cuzán
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 

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