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Evening With The Royal Ballet / Fonteyn, Nureyev

Royal Ballet / Fonteyn / Nureyev
Release Date: 07/31/2001 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 1182  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyMaurice RavelAdolphe Adam
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This historic program immortalizes a gala evening of classical ballet featuring the legendary team of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn. "An Evening With the Royal Ballet" has been critically acclaimed as "a chance to view the pinnacle of ballet achievement." The program features excerpts from "Le Corsaire," "Les Sylphides," "The Sleeping Beauty," and "La Valse." Frederick Ashton's choreography is brilliantly executed throughout. This is one evening that ballet lovers will enjoy over and over again. This historic program immortalizes a gala evening of classical ballet featuring the legendary team of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn. "An Evening With the Royal Ballet" has been critically acclaimed as "a chance to view the pinnacle of ballet achievement." The program features excerpts from "Le Corsaire," "Les Sylphides," "The Sleeping Beauty," and "La Valse." Frederick Ashton's choreography is brilliantly executed throughout. This is one evening that ballet lovers will enjoy over and over again. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les Sylphides: Excerpt(s) by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
2.
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Russia 
3.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
4.
Le corsaire: Excerpt(s) by Adolphe Adam
Notes: Featuring the "Le Corsaire pas de deux" which was added to Adolphe Adam's score by Marius Petipa in 1899 using music by Ricardo Drigo. Filmed in 1965 as danced by Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn.  

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