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Essential Ballet


Release Date: 10/09/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 436658   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyLéo DelibesManuel de FallaAram Khachaturian,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanRichard BonyngeSir Georg SoltiCharles Dutoit,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraNew Philharmonic OrchestraChicago Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Works on This Recording

1.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: no 7, Act 1 - Valse by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Sylvia: Pizzicato Polka by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 17, Act 3 - Scène et valse by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 27, Act 4 - Danse des petits cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
5.
Coppélia: Prelude by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Strasbourg Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
6.
Coppélia: Mazurka by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Strasbourg Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
Date of Recording: 1969 
7.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
8.
Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1955 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs. 
9.
Gayaneh: Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12d, Act 2 - Russian Dance "Trepak" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
11.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12e, Act 2 - Dance of the Flutes "Toy Trumpets" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
12.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 13, Act 2 - Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
13.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14c, Act 2 - Variation II, Sugar-Plum Fairy and Coda by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
14.
Les Sylphides: Grande Valse brillante, Op. 18 by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
15.
La fille mal gardée: Act 1 - no 17a, Clog Dance by Louis Ferdinand Herold
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
16.
La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
17.
Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2: Danse générale by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
18.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
19.
Firebird: Excerpt(s) by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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