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American Ballet Theatre At The Met - Mixed Bill

American Ballet Theatre
Release Date: 04/15/2003 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2024  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinLéo DelibesLéon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Paul Connelly
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This triple bill of ballets, with an addtional glittering pas de deux, is a delightful introduction to the range and excitement of American Ballet Theatre's repertory. The first piece is Les Sylphides in which Mikhail Baryshnikov is the poet surrounded by the drifting chorus of sylphs. The Sylvia Pas de deux is a sparkling duet for Martine van Hamel and Patrick Bissell, and it is followed by Triad, one of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's most poetic and sensitive short ballets. Finally, in a blaze of brilliant dancing, the Grand Pas from Paquita shows off the technical virtuousity of ABT's dancers in a cascade of mock-Spanish bravura choreography staged by Natalia Makarova from the original Petipa version.

Running Time: 100 minutes Read more /> Region Code: 1
Picture Format: NTSC
In color.

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Works on This Recording

1. Les Sylphides by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Paul Connelly
Period: Romantic 
2. Sylvia: Pas de deux by Léo Delibes
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; France 
3. Pacquita: Grand pas by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Paul Connelly
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Russia 

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