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Treasures Of The Russian Ballet

Prokofiev / Leningrad Kirov Ballet / Ulanova
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Ica Classics   Catalog #: 5074  
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAdolphe AdamAram Khachaturian,   ... 
Conductor:  NiyaziYuri FaierAlgis ZhuraitisAleksandr Kopilov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraBournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Russia’s two great ballet companies, the Bolshoi Ballet and the Kirov Ballet (now the Mariinsky) undertook their first major post-war tours in the early 1960s, exposing the West to the bravura and discipline of the Russian dancers for the first time. This DVD brings together performances by members of both companies, providing rare footage of some of the most brilliant dancers of their time. This is the first DVD released of this material.

Sergey Prokofiev: The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118: Act I
Danila – Yuri Soloviev
Katerina – Alla Sizova
Mistress of Copper Mountain – Alla Osipenko
Severyan – Anatoli Gridin
Kirov Ballet
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Niyazi,
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Yuri Grigorovich, choreographer
Recorded from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on July 1960

Pyot’r Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act II: Scene and pas de deux
Odette – Galina Ulanova
Prince Siegfried – Nicolai Fadeyechev
Bolshoi Ballet
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Yuri Faier, conductor
Lev Ivanov and Alexander Gorsky, choreographer
Broadcast from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 21 October 1956

Sergey Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op. 87, Act II: Cinderella and the Prince at the ball
Cinderella – Raisa Struchkova
The Prince – Mikhail Lavrovsky
Bolshoi Ballet
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kopylov, conductor
Algis Zhuraitis, conductor
Rostislav Zakharov, choreographer

Adolphe Adam: Giselle, Act II: Giselle and Albrecht
Giselle – Ekaterina Maximova
Prince Albrecht – Maris Liepa
Bolshoi Ballet
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kopylov, conductor
Algis Zhuraitis, conductor
Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, choreographer

Aram Khatchaturian: Gayaneh, Act IV: Gayaneh and Armen
Gayaneh – Nina Timofeyeva
Armen – Nikolai Fadeyechev
Bolshoi Ballet
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kopylov, conductor
Algis Zhuraitis, conductor
Nina Anisimova, choreographer

Ludwig Minkus: Don Quixote, Act I: Kitri and Basilio
Kitri – Maya Plisetskaya
Basilio – Vladimir Vasiliev
Bolshoi Ballet
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kopylov, conductor
Algis Zhuraitis, conductor
Alexander Gorsky, choreographer
Recorded from 26–30 July 1963

Picture format: NTSC 4:3 B/W
Sound format: Enhanced Mono
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 81 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

1.
Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118: Act 1 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Niyazi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
2.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act 2 - Scène and Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Yuri Faier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
3.
Cinderella, Op. 87: Act 2 - Cinderella and the Prince at the ball by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Algis Zhuraitis,  Aleksandr Kopilov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
4.
Giselle: Act 2 - Giselle and Albrecht by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Algis Zhuraitis,  Aleksandr Kopilov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
5.
Gayaneh: Gayane and Armen by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Algis Zhuraitis,  Aleksandr Kopilov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
6.
Don Quixote: Kitri and Basilio by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Algis Zhuraitis,  Aleksandr Kopilov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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