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Tchaikovsky ballet masterpieces : extracts from Sleeping beauty, Swan Lake & The nutcracker

Author: Marius PetipaLev IvanovPeter WrightMargot FonteynMichael SomesAll authors
Publisher: [London] : ICA Classics, ©2011.
Series: ICA Classics legacy series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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"Exceptional studio productions from the late 1950's, all three of the Tchaikovsky ballet performances featured on this DVD are released for the first time. The perfect partners, Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes give stunning performances with Fonteyn at her most beguiling as Aurora in Sleeping beauty, the ballet in which she and the Sadler's Wells ballet made their historic American debut in 1949."--Container.
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Genre/Form: Filmed ballets
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Peter Wright; Margot Fonteyn; Michael Somes; Arnott Mader; John Lanchbery; Robert Irving; Hugo Rignold; Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky; Royal Opera House (London, England). Orchestra.; London Philharmonic Orchestra.; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.; British Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 763490156
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from container.
"A BBC recording"--Container.
Booklet notes (15 p.) in English, French, and German.
Credits: Choreography: Ashton? after Marius Petipa (Sleeping Beauty) ; Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (Swan Lake) ; Peter Wright, after Lev Ivanov (The nutcracker).
Performer(s): Sleeping beauty: Margot Fonteyn (Princess Aurora), Michael Somes (Prince Florimund) ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; John Lanchbery, conductor.
Swan lake: Margot Fonteyn (Odette/Odile), Michael Somes (The nutcracker and Prince) ; London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Robert Irving, conductor.
The nutcracker: Margot Fonteyn (Sugar Plum Fairy), Michael Somes (Prince Siegfried), Arnott Mader (Von Rothbart) ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Hugo Rignold, conductor.
Event notes: Studio recordings. Sleeping beauty (extracts) originally broadcast Dec. 20, 1959 ; Swan lake (extracts) broadcast June 9,1954 ; The nutcracker (Act II) broadcast Dec. 21, 1958.
Description: 1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region code 0; soundtrack in LPCM mono; aspect ratio 4:3.
Contents: Sleeping beauty. Act 1. Waltz (3:27) ; Scene and entrance of Aurora (1:44) ; Pas d'action ; Rose adagio (5:58) ; Coda-corps ; Aurora (2:18) ; Finale (1:34) ; The lilac fairy appears (3:06) --
Act 3. Pas de deux (4:32) --
Swan Lake. Act 2. Introduction ; Pas d'action (5:17) ; Pas de deux (5:30) ; Conclusion ; Pas d'action (1:39) --
Act 3. Introduction ; Pas d'action (1:22) ; Pas de deux (4:33) ; Variation (Siegfried) (:51) ; Variation (Odile) (1:34) ; Coda (1:47) --
The nutcracker. Act 2. Scene (The sugar plum fairy appears) (2:36) ; Scene (Clara and the Nutcracker Prince appear) (1:21) ; Divertissement. Chocolate (Spanish dance) (1:10) ; Coffee (Arabian dance) (2:45) ; Tea (Chinese dance) (1:02) ; Trepak (Russian dance) (1:10) ; Dance of the reed pipes (2:06) ; Pas de deux (4:15) ; Variation (Nutcracker Prince) (1:12) ; Variation (Sugar Plumb Fairy) (1:55) ; Coda (1:26) --Waltz of the flowers (5:00).
Series Title: ICA Classics legacy series.
Other Titles: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Ashton and Sergeev, N after Petipa, M)
Swan lake (Choreographic work : Ivanov and Petipa)
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Wright, after Ivanov)
Responsibility: music, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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"Exceptional studio productions from the late 1950's, all three of the Tchaikovsky ballet performances featured on this DVD are released for the first time. The perfect partners, Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes give stunning performances with Fonteyn at her most beguiling as Aurora in Sleeping beauty, the ballet in which she and the Sadler's Wells ballet made their historic American debut in 1949."--Container.

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