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Invitation to the Dance, Part III

This third installment of our series on dance music will center on the charmed life of George Balanchine, the chief choreographer of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Born in St. Petersburg, Balanchine became a dancer and accomplished pianist, and we will listen to the music that inspired him to choreograph his iconic dance movements. We will listen to music by Bach, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Balanchine’s longtime friend, Igor Stravinsky.

Program 1

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (excerpts)
Philharmonia Orch/Lanchbery
CFP 575 7592
1:56, 1:45, 1:27

Fibich: Poem
Trondheim SO/Nilson; Tellefson, v.
Simax 1158
Rubinstein: The Demon
Slovak Philharmonic Bratislava/Halasz
Marco Polo 8.220451
Ravel: L'enfant et les Sortilèges (excerpts)
DG 457589
2:27, 2:24
Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale,III
RCA 68168
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète (excerpts)
Concertgebouw Orch/Chailly
Lon 473731
Dance Contest excerpt
Bob & Ray


Program 2

Satie: Jack-inthe-Box (excerpts)
Legrand, p.
Apex 41380

Strauss: Josephslegende, Op. 63
Dresden Staatskapelle/Kempe
EMI 73614

Poulenc: Aubade for Piano and 18 Instruments
ORTF/Dutoit; Rogé, p.
Lon 452937

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, I & II
Moscow Soloists/Bashmet
RCA 60368

Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss (excerpts)
Orchestre de Paris/Bychkov
Phil 432145
13:12, 2:16

Program 3

Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes (finale)
Lon 443775

Rodgers: Slaughter on 10th Ave. fr. On Your Toes
RCA Symphony Orch/Rabinowitz; Wild, p.
Ivory Classics 70801

Stravinsky: Circus Polka
Classics for Pleasure 73441
J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto in d minor, BWV 1043, I & II
NY Phil/Mehta; Stern & Perlman, vlns.
Sony 66471
10:53, :23
J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto in d minor, BWV 1043, II (excerpt)
Academia Bizantina/ Chiarappa
Denon 17007
Bizet: Symphony in C Major, III & IV
EMI 86089
Bob & Ray: Dance Contest excerpt


Program 4

Mozart: Divertmento in B-flat Major, K. 287, V (excerpt)
Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg/Végh
Cap 10271

Hindemith: The Four Temperaments I-III + IV (excerpt)
NY City Ballet Orch/Irving; Boelzner, p.
Nonesuch 79135
1:15, 17:08

Stravinsky: Orpheus (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 459644-2
17:55, 2:48
Mozart: Divertmento in B-flat Major, K. 287, V & VI
Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg/Végh
Cap 10271
Program 5

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (excerpt)
Kirov Orch/ Gergiev
Phil 462114

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, I
DG 423665
Ravel: Sonatine, II
de Larrocha, p.
RCA 60985
Ravel: Tzigane
LSO/Abbado; Accardo, v.
DG 469184
Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10
Ensemble InterContemporain/Boulez
DG 457637
Stravinsky: Agon (excerpts) 
NY City Ballet Orch/Irving
Nonesuch 79135
Gottschalk: Grand Tarantelle for Piano & Orchestra
Utah Symphony Orch/Abravanel; Nibley, p.
Van 1181
Ives: In the Night
Philharmonia Orch/Farberman
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (excerpts)
Kirov Orch/ Gergiev
Phil 462114
7:48, 1:19
Bob & Ray
Dance Contest excerpt



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