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Sleeping Beauty - A Gothic Romance / Matthew Bourne

Release Date: 09/30/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001903109   
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Brett Morris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty sees the choreographer return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer’s ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutcracker! and, most famously, in 1995, with the international hit Swan Lake. Bourne takes this date as his starting point, setting the christening of Aurora, the story’s heroine, in the year of the ballet's first performance; the height of the fin de siècle period when fairies, vampires, and decadent opulence fed the Gothic imagination. As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forward in time to the more rigid, uptight
Read more Edwardian era; a mythical golden age of long summer afternoons, croquet on the lawn, and new dance crazes. Years later, awakening from her century-long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day, a world more mysterious and wonderful than any fairy story.

Includes bonus documentary “Imagine – A Beauty Is Born: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty”

“Tchaikovsky’s intoxicating music comes magically to life through Bourne’s theatrical inventiveness and richly textured choreography.” – The Spectator

“Britain’s most successful choreographer will blow your mind with his sheer imagination, wit, and brio.” – The Times

“Extraordinary. Fantastic. Dazzling. Masterful.” – Sunday Express

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Works on This Recording

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Brett Morris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 

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