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Nureyev & Bruhn, Complete Bell Telephone Appearances 1961-1967

Nureyev,Rudolf / Bruhn,Erik
Release Date: 10/22/2002 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4221  
Composer:  Eduard HelstedRiccardo DrigoPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyLéon Fyodorovich Minkus,   ... 
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Erik Bruhn (1929-1986) and Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993) were two of the most important dancers of the 20th century. 80 minutes. This DVD release combines both artist's separately available VHS releases. (see below) All selections in color except Nureyev “Black Swan Pas de Deux,” and a very brief section of La Sylphides Grand Pas.

RUDOLF NUREYEV PERFORMANCES telecast of January 19, 1962 Flower Festival in Genzano Pas de Deux (music: Helsted & Paulli; choreography: Bruhn, after Bournonville) with Maria Tallchief
telecast of September 24, 1962 Le Corsaire Pas de Deux (music: Drigo; choreography: Nureyev, after Petipa) with Lupe Serrano
telecast of March 24, 1964 La Esmeralda “Diana and Actaeon” Pas de Deux
Read more (music: Drigo; choreography: Nureyev, after Petipa) with Svetlana Beriosova
telecast of October 8, 1963 *Swan Lake “Black Swan” Pas de Deux (music: Tchaikovsky; choreography: Nureyev, after Petipa) with Svetlana Beriosova

ERIK BRUHN PERFORMANCES telecast of January 6, 1961 Don Quixote Grand Pas (music: Minkus; choreography: Petipa) with Maria Tallchief
telecast of February 4, 1963 SWAN LAKE “Black Swan” Pas de Deux (music: Tchaikovsky; choreography: Petipa) with Sonia Arova
telecast of November 19, 1963 Coppélia Pas de Deux (music: Delibes; choreography: Bruhn) with Sonia Arova
telecast of September 22, 1967 ROMEO AND JULIET Balcony Scene (music: Prokofiev; choreography: Bruhn) with Carla Fracci
telecast of October 22, 1962 *La Sylphide Grand Pas (music: Løvenskjold; choreography: Bournonville) with Carla Fracci
The Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra conducted by Donald Voorhees
*All selections are in color except the Nureyev performance of the “Black Swan” Pas de Deux and a very brief section of the La Sylphide Pas de Deux.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Flower Festival in Genzano: Pas de deux by Eduard Helsted
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Paulli. 
2.
Le corsaire: Pas de deux by Riccardo Drigo
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
3.
La Esmeralda: Pas de deux "Diane et Acteon" by Riccardo Drigo
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
4.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 20a, Act 3 - Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
5.
Don Quixote: Grand pas de deux by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
6.
Coppélia: Pas de deux by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
7.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Balcony Scene by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
8.
Les Sylphides: Excerpt(s) by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 

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