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The Paris Opera Ballet

Mozart / Aubry / Paris Opera Ballet / Belarbi
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Bel Air Classiques   Catalog #: 604  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartRené AubryLudwig van BeethovenClaude Debussy
Conductor:  Stéphane DenèveKoen Kessels
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Legendary choreographer Roland Petit, aged 84 and still going strong, has here revived his 1988 staging of scenes from Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. Flouting conventional wisdom that works of literature do not ballets make, Petit has created ballets based on works by Goethe, Mérimee, and Hugo in addition to Proust, but the French novelist’s magnum opus seemed to many an exercise in folly. Petit’s response was the same as always: that literature contains 'the most beautiful ballet stories that one can imagine,' and so he went ahead and created yet another masterpiece... Proust’s life was quite obviously intertwined with art, music, and beauty—with deep feelings, including the sexual and apparently bisexual—and with Read more essentially 'slowing down' time in order to capture that moment when your life 'flashes before your eyes' and to describe each scene in detail. All of this is captured in Petit’s ballet. Recommended, even for those who are not Proust fans." -- Lynn René Bayley, FANFARE [reviewing Roland Petit's Proust]

Three great ballets by three great choreographers, danced by the Paris Opera Ballet in a mid-price box set.

Featuring Isabelle Guérin and Laurent Hilaire
Choreography: Angelin Preljocaj SIGNES
Featuring Marie-Agnès Gillot and Kader Belarbi
Choreography: Carolyn Carlson PROUST
Featuring Mathieu Ganio, Manuel Legris, Hervé Moreau, Eleonora Abbagnato, Stéphanie Romberg, and Stéphane Bullion
Choreoraphy: Roland Petit

One of the most famous dance companies in the world, the Paris Opera Ballet has always danced both classical ballets as well as modern. This limited edition box set contains three ballets by three great choreographers, Angelin Preljocaj, Carolyn Carlson and Roland Petit, acclaimed by both the public in France and on tour. The ballets are danced by the greatest "etoiles" of the company: Kader Belarbi, Isabelle Guerin, Laurent Hilaire, and Manuel Legris.

Duration: 5h 17min
Format: NTSC 16:9 Sound: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Language: French
Subtitles: English, French
Booklet Languages: English, German, French
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Works on This Recording

Concerto(s) for Piano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Stéphane Denève
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Signes by René Aubry
Period: 20th Century 
Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Koen Kessels
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
La mer: Excerpt(s) by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Koen Kessels
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913 pub 1927; France 

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