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A Festival Of Ballet


Release Date: 01/26/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 67063   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskySergei ProkofievAram KhachaturianDmitri Shostakovich,   ... 
Performer:  Peter DonohoeAnthony Rolfe JohnsonAnne FournetMichel Béroff,   ... 
Conductor:  John LanchberyRudolf BarshaiLovro von MatacicRiccardo Muti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraBournemouth Symphony OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 50 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

50-CD set with 2000 word essay by Clement Crisp plus a complete index for over 150 ballets.

This sumptuously packaged 50-CD set provides an epic survey of ballet music as a genre, from its origins in the Baroque era with composers such as Purcell and Rameau, through its establishment in the 18th and 19th centuries in France and Russia to the great narrative works of the latter 19th and earlier 20th century and the works of modernism, some jazz-inspired. Many rarely-heard scores are included beside the essential repertoire. The array of Russian music exemplifies the set’s impressive scope: beyond substantial highlights from the great Tchaikovsky ballets and other works by the composer, there is music by Glazunov,
Read more Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky (from Firebird of 1910 through to Agon of 1957), Prokofiev, Khachaturian, Shostakovich and a number of lesser-known figures such as Liadov and Glière. The discs devoted to French, British, German and American repertoire also yield a plethora of scores, and there are even four CDs of dances from operas, oratorios and plays. Among the fascinating rarities in the set are John Antill’s Corroboree (1950), a spectacular work inspired by the aborigines of Australia, Charles Koechlin’s tone poem Les Bandar-Log (based on Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book), which underpinned Antony Tudor’s 1967 ballet Shadowplay, and Constant Lambert’s Horoscope. Presented beside much-loved scores by Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland is songwriter Cole Porter’s only classical ballet, Within the Quota. The recordings feature the world’s great orchestras under leading conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Riccardo Muti, André Previn, Simon Rattle, Carlo Maria Giulini, Thomas Beecham, John Barbirolli, Charles Mackerras, Neville Marriner, Seiji Ozawa, Roger Norrington, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Leonard Slatkin, Kent Nagano and Michel Plasson, and also leading ballet specialists such as John Lanchbery, Barry Wordsworth, Terence Kern and Robert Irving.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
2.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
3.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 75: 1st movement, Allegro brillante by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Notes: From the ballet "Allegro brillante" by Balanchine. 
5.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in G major, Op. 55: Theme and Variations by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Russia 
Notes: From the ballet "Theme and Variations" by Balanchine. 
6.
Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish": Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
Notes: From the ballet "Jewels" by Balanchine. 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Notes: From the ballet "Ballet Imperial" by Balanchine. 
8.
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Notes: From the ballet "Serenade" by Balanchine. 
9.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Notes: From the ballet "Onegin - A Ballet" by Cranko.
Arranger: Kurt-Heinz Stolze.  
10.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
11.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
12.
Cinderella, Op. 87: Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1944; USSR 
13.
Spartacus: Excerpt(s) by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954/1968; USSR 
14.
Gayaneh: Excerpt(s) by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
15.
Age of Gold, Op. 22: Excerpt(s) by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927-1930; USSR 
16.
Tahiti Trot, Op. 16 "Tea for Two" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USSR 
17.
The Seasons, Op. 67 by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
18.
Raymonda, Op. 57: Excerpt(s) by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Russia 
19.
Don Quixote: Excerpt(s) by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elizabethan Trust Melbourne Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
20.
Pacquita: Pas de deux by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Russia 
21.
La Bayadere: Excerpt(s) by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Russia 
22.
Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
23.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
24.
Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
25.
Firebird by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
26.
Apollo by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
27.
Perséphone by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Anne Fournet (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933-1934; France 
28.
Jeu de cartes by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
29.
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Michel Béroff (Piano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928-1929; France 
Notes: From the ballet "Jewels" by Balanchine. 
30.
Le baiser de la fée by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928/1950; France 
31.
Agon: Excerpt(s) by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
32.
Pulcinella: Excerpt(s) by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Jennifer Smith (Soprano), John Fryatt (Tenor), Malcolm King (Bass)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922/1947; Switzerland 
33.
Symphony in Three Movements by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1945; USA 
34.
Circus Polka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
35.
The Red Poppy, Op. 70: Excerpt(s) by Reinhold Gliere
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
36.
Coppélia: Excerpt(s) by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Jean-Baptiste Mari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
37.
Sylvia: Excerpt(s) by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Jean-Baptiste Mari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; France 
38.
La source: Excerpt(s) by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
39.
Giselle: Excerpt(s) by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
40.
La fille de Madame Angot: Excerpt(s) by Charles Lecocq
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1872; Brussels, Belgium 
41.
Le corsaire: Pas de deux by Riccardo Drigo
Conductor:  Terence Kern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Ballet Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
42.
La Sylphide by Herman S. Lovenskjold
Conductor:  Ole Schmidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Denmark 
43.
Kermessen i Brügge: Excerpt(s) by Holger Simon Paulli
Conductor:  Ole Schmidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
44.
Flower Festival in Genzano: Excerpt(s) by Edvard Helsted
Conductor:  Ole Schmidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
45.
La boutique fantasque by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Sir Eugene Goossens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Rome, Italy 
46.
Matinées musicales, Op. 24 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
47.
Soirées musicales, Op. 9 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; England 
48.
Gaîté Parisienne by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Manuel Rosenthal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
49.
Les biches by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 
50.
Les animaux modèles by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1941; France 
51.
Parade by Erik Satie
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
52.
Relâche by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
53.
Jack-in-the-Box by Erik Satie
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
54.
Les deux pigeons by André Messager
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
55.
Le loup by Henri Dutilleux
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953 
56.
La fille mal gardée: Excerpt(s) by Louis Ferdinand Herold
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
57.
Les Patineurs by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837 
58.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Notes: From the ballet "The Dying Swan" by Fokine. 
59.
Daphnis et Chloé by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris,  Paris National Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1912; France 
60.
Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
61.
Ma mère l'oye by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
62.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
63.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
64.
Jeux by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
65.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
66.
La boîte à joujoux by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alain Marion (Flute)
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
67.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Excerpt(s) by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
Notes: From the ballet "Jewels" by Balanchine. 
68.
Les Rendez-vous: Excerpt(s) by Daniel-François Auber
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
69.
El sombrero de tres picos by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
70.
El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
71.
Symphony in C major by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
72.
Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46 by César Franck
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
73.
Ballet égyptien, Op. 12: Excerpt(s) by Alexandre Luigini
Conductor:  Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
74.
Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73 by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1919; Budapest, Hungary 
75.
Etude(s) by Carl Czerny
Conductor:  Terence Kern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Ballet Orchestra
Notes: Arranger: Riisager. 
76.
Night Shadow [after Bellini] by Vittorio Rieti
Conductor:  Terence Kern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Ballet Orchestra
77.
Tales of Beatrix Potter: Excerpt(s) by John Lanchbery
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
78.
The Triumph of Neptune by Lord (Tyrwhitt) Berners
Performer:  Christopher Underwood (Baritone)
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
79.
A Wedding Bouquet: Excerpt(s) by Lord (Tyrwhitt) Berners
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
80.
The Rake's Progress Ballet Music: Excerpt(s) by Gavin Gordon
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
81.
Façade by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1922; England 
82.
Checkmate, F 2 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
83.
Adam Zero, F 1: Excerpt(s) by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
84.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
85.
Job by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927-1930; England 
86.
Pineapple Poll by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1951; England 
87.
The Lady and the Fool [after Verdi] by Sir Charles Mackerras
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
88.
Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Dresden, Germany 
89.
Les Sylphides by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
90.
Work(s) by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano), Andrei Gavrilov (Piano), Philip Gammon (Piano),
Ronald Smith (Piano), Dmitri Alexeev (Piano), Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Notes: From the ballets "A Month in the Country" by Ashton and "Dances at a Gathering" by Robbins. 
91.
Graduation Ball by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
92.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Excerpt(s) by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Lillian Watson (Soprano), Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Finchley Children's Music Group
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Notes: From the ballet "The Dream" by Ashton. 
93.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: Excerpt(s) by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
94.
Work(s) by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Notes: From the ballet "Apparitions." 
95.
Die lustige Witwe: Excerpt(s) by Franz Lehár
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: From the ballet "The Merry Widow Ballet" by Hynd.
Arranger: Lanchbery. 
96.
Napoli: Excerpt(s) by Niels Gade
Conductor:  Terence Kern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Ballet Orchestra
97.
Danse de l'Amazone, Op. 65 by Anatole Liadov
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
98.
The Good-Humoured Ladies by Domenico Scarlatti
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concert Arts Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
99.
Wise Virgins by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concert Arts Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
100.
Comus: Excerpt(s) by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Notes: Arranger: Lambert.  
101.
The prospect before us: Excerpt(s) by William Boyce
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Notes:  Arranger: Lambert.  
102.
Harlequin in the Street by François Couperin
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
103.
Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
104.
La création du monde, Op. 81 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  John Harle (Saxophone)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 
105.
Les bandar-log, Op. 176: Excerpt(s) by Charles Koechlin
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Notes: From the ballet "Shadowplay." 
106.
Corroboree by John Antill
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1950 
107.
Fall River Legend by Morton Gould
Conductor:  Joseph Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ballet Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
108.
Work(s) by Scott Joplin
Performer:  Ralph Grierson (Piano)
Conductor:  Gunther Schuller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: From the ballet "Elite Syncopations." 
109.
Billy the Kid by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
110.
Rodeo: Excerpt(s) by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
111.
Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
112.
Grohg: Excerpt(s) by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Enrique Bátiz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra
113.
Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
114.
Facsimile by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jean Kittrell (Piano), Barbara Lieberman (Piano), Jean Kittrell (Voice)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
115.
Wonderful Town: Conquering New York by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Kim Criswell (Soprano), Audra McDonald (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices,  Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
116.
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
117.
Within the Quota by Cole Porter
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranger: Koechlin. 
118.
Salome by Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor:  Janos Fürst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978 
119.
Horoscope: Excerpt(s) by Constant Lambert
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
120.
Don Quixote: Excerpt(s) by Roberto Gerhard
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
121.
Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Written: 1933-1934; England 
122.
Prince of the Pagodas, Op. 57: Excerpt(s) by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Oliver Knussen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
123.
Armide, LWV 71: Excerpt(s) by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1686; France 
124.
Pygmalion: Excerpt(s) by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
125.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: Excerpt(s) by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Wistreich (Bass), Mark Padmore (Tenor), Catherine Pierard (Soprano),
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players,  London Schütz Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
126.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Excerpt(s) by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
127.
Idomeneo: Ballet music, K 367 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
128.
Zémire et Azor: Excerpt(s) by André Modeste Grétry
Conductor:  Edgar Doneux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio and Television Chamber Orchestra
129.
Céphale et Procris: Excerpt(s) by André Modeste Grétry
Conductor:  Paul Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liège Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; France 
130.
Guillaume Tell: Ballet music by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
131.
Faust: Ballet Music by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
132.
Le Cid: Ballet music by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
133.
Lakmé: Act 2 - Airs de danse by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra,  Paris Opéra Comique Chorus
134.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Written: 1877 
135.
Hamlet: La fête du printemps by Ambroise Thomas
Conductor:  Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
136.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Excerpt(s) by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
137.
Macbeth: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
138.
Il trovatore: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
139.
I vespri siciliani: Ballet Music "The Four Seasons" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
140.
Aida: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
141.
Otello: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
142.
La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
143.
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
144.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Polonaise by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
145.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Polka by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
146.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Furiant by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
147.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Dance of the Comedians by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Bohemia 
148.
Masquerade: Waltz by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Efrem Kurtz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USSR 
149.
Sorochintsy fair: Hopak by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
150.
Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33a: March by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1924; USA 
151.
The Perfect Fool, Op. 39/H 150: Ballet Music by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1922; England 
152.
Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
153.
On the Town: Three Dance episodes by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 

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