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The Glory Of The Bolshoi

Glory Of The Bolshoi: Bolshoi Ballet / Various
Release Date: 08/30/2005 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2020  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyLéon Fyodorovich MinkusAram Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Running Time: 90 minutes
Region Code: ALL
Picture Format: NTSC

Starring: Natalia Bessmertnova, Ekaterina Maximova, Marina Semenova, Vahktang Chaboukiani, Ekaterina Geltzer, Musa Gottlieb, Pyotr Gusev, Mikhail Lavravsky, Olga Lepeshinskaya, Maris Liepa, et al.

Includes selections from Les Sylphides, Moment Musical, Moszkowski Waltz, Swan Lake, Ribbon Dance, Boston Waltz, The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Laurencia, Don Quixote, Spartacus, The Fountain of Bakhchiserai, The Flames of Paris, Ravel Waltzes, Paganini, The Little Humpbacked Horse, etc. The Bolshoi Ballet’s first tours abroad in the mid-20th century revealed the classic Bolshoi style – a thrilling athleticism that never lost the essential beauty
Read more of the dance. This fascinating footage of many of the company’s greatest dancers draws on five years’ research in Russia’s film archives.

"The Bolshoi DVD includes performances by two definitive early Soviet ballerinas, Marina Semenova and Ekaterina Geltzer, built like fireplugs, at least by today's standards, but tremendously exciting, authoritative powerhouse dancers. The death-defying "Moszkowski Waltz" duet is performed, but by dancers other than the Elgin favorites: feather-light human projectile Raissa Struchkova and her partner and husband, the mountainous Alexander Lapauri. "
- NEW YORK TIMES
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Works on This Recording

1.
Les Sylphides: Excerpt(s) by Frédéric Chopin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
2.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
3.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
4.
Don Quixote: Excerpt(s) by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
5.
Spartacus: Excerpt(s) by Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954/1968; USSR 

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