A Night at the Ballet / Fistoulari

Release Date: 8/2/2019
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GHCD3502
Number of Discs: 1

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$8.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
The great Russian-born conductor Anatole Fistoulari, affectionately known as 'Fisty' to his friends, was a stalwart of the British recording studios from the 1940s through to the 1970s and was a master interpreter of ballet music and Russian ballet music in particular. He was also a noted conductor of Tchaikovsky and the Russian School, as well as romantic and impressionistic French music. Besides his ballet recordings, Fistoulari conducted many well-known singers on record including Jan Peerce, Inge Borkh, Victoria de los Ángeles, and Boris Christoff, pianists like Edwin Fischer, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Clifford Curzon, and Shura Cherkassky, as well as violinists such as Yehudi Menuhin and Nathan Milstein. This album includes the first complete modern release of his 1950 Decca LP of Gounod's Faust ballet music, Thomas's Mignon overture and Dance of the Hours from Ponchielli's La Gioconda. It also includes excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty ballets.
Works on This Recording
1. Faust: Ballet Music by Charles Gounod
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; France
2. Mignon: Overture by Ambroise Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; France
3. La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Italy
4. Swan Lake, Op. 20: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876 ; Russia
5. Don Quixote: Pas de deux by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Russia
6. Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888-1889 ; Russia
7. Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819 ; Dresden, Germany
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