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Russian Ballet Films DVD 2-Pack - Sleeping Beauty, Ivan the Terrible

Alla Sizova, Natalia Dudinskaya, Natalia Makarova,
Release Date: 04/07/2014 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4948  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskySergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Yevgeny SvetlanovAlgis Zhuraitis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater OrchestraBolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This collection of 2 DVDs includes the following:

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty / Kirov Ballet
The Kirov Ballet performs this beautiful ballet in this classic color motion picture from 1965. This is based on the original choreography by Marius Petipa starring ballerina Alla Sizova as Princess Aurora.

Prokofiev: Ivan The Terrible / Bolshoi Ballet
Yuri Grigorovich has choreographed Sergei Prokofiev’s haunting score to Sergei Einstein’s film Ivan the Terrible. A visually dazzling, completely original work, this is a balletic rendering of the story of murder and intrigue at the court of the Czar known as
Read more Ivan the Terrible. During the Bolshoi Ballet’s visits to America, this ballet was one of the most enthusiastically received productions and here it is rendered the full cinematic treatment. Starring Yuri Vladimirov, Natalia Bessmertnova and Boris Akimov (the original cast), and featuring the orchestra and corps de ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre, this is an outstanding example of dance on film.

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Works on This Recording

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Algis Zhuraitis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1945; USSR 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Not what I wanted to see July 1, 2014 By Robert Glorieux (Munte, East-Flanders) See All My Reviews "If I had known that both DVD's were ancient recordings I never would have bought them. The screenquality is poor and typical for the years when both works were filmed. The performance of the ballet was however of a high level (for given by Russian experts). Nevertheless I don't think that I will look a second time to the execution." Report Abuse
 ballet at its best June 3, 2014 By daniel abrahams (palm bay, FL) See All My Reviews "sleeping beauty great dance for 1964 the video print is good i recomend this highly re ivan the dancing is good but the print is not as clear" Report Abuse
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