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Adam: Giselle - Highlights / Mogrelia, Slovak Radio Symphony

Adam / Slovak Radio Sym Orch / Mogrelia
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572924   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



ADAM Giselle Pavel Klinichev, cond; Svetlana Lunkina ( Giselle ); Dmitry Gudanov ( Albrecht ); Maria Allash ( Myrtha ); Vitaly Biktimirov ( Hans ); Elena Bukanova ( Berthe ); Ekaterina Barykina ( Bathilde ); Alexey Loparevich ( Read more class="ARIAL12i">Duke ); Vladislav Lantratov ( Wilfreed ); Chinara Alizade, Andrey Bolotin ( Peasants ); Bolshoi Ballet & O BELAIR BAC074 (109: 00) Live: Moscow 01/2011


ADAM Giselle: highlights Andrew Mogrelia, cond; Slovak RSO NAXOS 8.572924 (61:07)


Giselle is one of the ballet characters that dancers relish, emblematic of the Romantic era, complete with mad scene yet requiring dancing of great purity for the second act. Svetlana Lunkina is one of the new crop of Bolshoi ballerinas equally at home in bravura roles at the same time as being a convincing Giselle or Sylphide. Dmitry Gudanov is a convincing hero, his youthful looks helping to define his character as an innocent, totally unaware of the chaos he has created. Maria Allash possesses the same romantic qualities as Lunkina, allied with a stern demeanor that makes her Myrtha a very steely character. Chinara Alizade and Andrey Bolotin dance the interpolated Peasant Pas de Deux with the requisite charm, while Vitaly Biktimirov’s lovelorn Hans (aka Hilarion) almost arouses our compassion. Pavel Klinichev and the Bolshoi Orchestra offer a straightforward reading. The credit “choreographic version by Yuri Grigorovich after choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot & Marius Petipa” is puzzling as this appears to be a standard version, other than a hastily choreographed court dance the first time the Duke and his followers arrive. Grigorovich’s only other contribution would appear to be some of the bizarre rhythmic accentuations that he favors.


The CD of orchestral highlights is well-enough performed by Andrew Mogrelia and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, of particular interest for the music with hunting fanfares that are rarely heard at the start of act II before Myrtha’s entrance. But some of the tempi are unsuitable for the theater and may even jar listeners familiar with the work.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Giselle: Scène de Willis by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
2.
Giselle: Scène d'Hilarion by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
3.
Giselle: Loys seul et entré de Giselle by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
4.
Giselle: Lever du soleil et arrivée de la cour by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
5.
Giselle: Grand pas de deux by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841 
6.
Giselle: Galop général by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
7.
Giselle: Finale by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
8.
Giselle: Danse des vignerons by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
9.
Giselle: Andante by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
10.
Giselle: Allegro un peu louré by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
11.
Giselle: Act 1 Introduction by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
12.
Giselle: Halte des chasseurs by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
13.
Giselle: Apparition de Myrthe by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
14.
Giselle: Allegretto pesante by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
15.
Giselle: Polacca by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
16.
Giselle: Entree joyeuse des vendangeurs et vendangeuses by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
17.
Giselle: Retour des vendangeurs et valse by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
18.
Giselle: Act 1 - Finale et Scene de folie by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 

Sound Samples

Giselle: Act I: Introduction
Giselle: Act I: Entree joyeuse des vendangeurs et vendangeuses
Giselle: Act I: Entree de Loys
Giselle: Act I: Entree de
Giselle: Act I: Retour des vendangeurs et valse
Giselle: Act I: Marche des vignerons
Giselle: Act I: Pas seul - Pas de deux
Giselle: Act I: Polacca
Giselle: Act I: Andante
Giselle: Act I: Allegretto pesante
Giselle: Act I: Allegro un peu loure
Giselle: Act I: Galop general
Giselle: Act I: Finale du 1er Acte et Scene de folie
Giselle: Act II: Introduction, halte des chasseurs
Giselle: Act II: Apparition de Myrthe
Giselle: Act II: Entree d'Hilarion
Giselle: Act II: Grand pas de deux: Adagio
Giselle: Act II: Variation 1: Andante
Giselle: Act II: Variation 2: Andante moderato
Giselle: Act II: Valse
Giselle: Act II: Ensemble des Wilis
Giselle: Act II: Finale
Giselle: Act II: Lever du soleil et arrivee de la cour

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