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Cunningham: Gallery - 3 Ballets, Gastein Masterwork

Cunningham / Prague Radio Orchestra / Winstin
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Navona   Catalog #: 5893   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael G. Cunningham
Conductor:  Robert Ian WinstinPetr VronskyVladimir Lande
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Radio Symphony OrchestraMoravian Philharmonic OrchestraSt. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Collection of works by Michael G. Cunningham, containing three of his narrative ballets and The Gastein Masterwork. The ballets - Nyadina, based on a Balanchine film ballet; She, based on the 1887 Haggard novel; and Chrysalis at Mardi Gras, based on the Saint Joseph story resembling Cinderella - contain a narrative, choreographic flow with emotional and fable-like undertones. Cunningham's knack for narration continues with The Gastein Masterwork, a "prediction" of Schubert's lost work and Cunningham's take on what the final version may have been. Collection of works by Michael G. Cunningham, containing three of his narrative ballets and The Gastein Masterwork. The ballets - Nyadina, based on a Balanchine film ballet; She, based on the 1887 Haggard novel; and Chrysalis at Mardi Gras, based on the Saint Joseph story resembling Cinderella - contain a narrative, choreographic flow with emotional and fable-like undertones. Cunningham's knack for narration continues with The Gastein Masterwork, a "prediction" of Schubert's lost work and Cunningham's take on what the final version may have been. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Nyadina by Michael G. Cunningham
Conductor:  Robert Ian Winstin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
2. She by Michael G. Cunningham
Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
3. Chrysalis at Mardi Gras by Michael G. Cunningham
Conductor:  Vladimir Lande
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
4. Gastein Masterwork by Michael G. Cunningham
Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

Sound Samples

Nyadina
She, Op. 250: I. -
She, Op. 250: II. -
She, Op. 250: III. -
Chrysalis at Mardi Gras, Op. 259
Gastein Masterwork, Op. 256: I. Allegro vivace
Gastein Masterwork, Op. 256: II. Con moto
Gastein Masterwork, Op. 256: III. Scherzo
Gastein Masterwork, Op. 256: IV. Rondo

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