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Royal Ballet: The Collection [DVD]


Release Date: 10/28/2016 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1222  
Composer:  Adolphe AdamLéon Fyodorovich MinkusPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyLéo Delibes,   ... 
Performer:  Robert ClarkAnssi Karttunen
Conductor:  Boris GruzinValeriy OvsyanikovMartin YatesKoen Kessels,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraMax Richter Quintet
Number of Discs: 15 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Celebrating 60 years since The Royal Ballet was awarded its Royal Charter, this magnificent 15-disc collection brings together 22 ballets spanning a decade of dance. The Collection illustrates the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s work: from such 19th-century classics as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker through works by the Company’s heritage choreographers Frederick Ashton (including La Fille mal gardée and Rhapsody) and Kenneth MacMillan (Romeo and Juliet and Mayerling), to contemporary classics by The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale) and Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Chroma, Infra and Limen). Celebrating 60 years since The Royal Ballet was awarded its Royal Charter, this magnificent 15-disc collection brings together 22 ballets spanning a decade of dance. The Collection illustrates the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s work: from such 19th-century classics as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker through works by the Company’s heritage choreographers Frederick Ashton (including La Fille mal gardée and Rhapsody) and Kenneth MacMillan (Romeo and Juliet and Mayerling), to contemporary classics by The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale) and Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor (Chroma, Infra and Limen). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Giselle by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Boris Gruzin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
2.
La Bayadere by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Valeriy Ovsyanikov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Russia 
3.
Don Quixote by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Martin Yates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
4.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Valeriy Ovsyanikov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
5.
Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Koen Kessels
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
6.
Swan Lake, Op. 20 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Valeriy Ovsyanikov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
7.
Sylvia by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Graham Bond
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; France 
8.
La fille mal gardée by Louis Ferdinand Herold
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Paris, France 
9.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
10.
Les deux pigeons by André Messager
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
11.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Emmanuel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
12.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Emmanuel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
13.
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Emmanuel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Emmanuel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
15.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Emmanuel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890-1897; France 
16.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Emmanuel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
17.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
18.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Joby Talbot
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; England 
19.
The Winter's Tale by Joby Talbot
Conductor:  David Briskin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
20.
Chroma by Joby Talbot
Conductor:  Daniel Capps
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
21.
Infra by Max Richter
Performer:  Robert Clark (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Max Richter Quintet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010; Germany 
22.
Limen by Kaija Saariaho
Performer:  Anssi Karttunen (Cello)
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

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