Posted 12 August 2003 - 05:19 AM
Is there any reference in the libretto to Raymonda's father? There is no male elderly figure there, right? Only young men!!!!!
Posted 14 August 2003 - 11:10 AM
Posted 03 September 2003 - 07:59 AM
I am somehow confused as to whose choreography is the variation danced by Raymonda in Boshoi versions on video (Semenyaka and Bessmertnova). Is it original Petipa? Or is it really Grigorovich's work? Because I know that the music of this solo does not belong to Glazunov's "Raymonda", but to "Scenes de ballet" by the same composer,so I thought maybe someone (not Petipa) might have introduced the change there.
Posted 03 September 2003 - 11:27 AM
here are some credits for the gorski & grigorovich productions, alas there is no mention in these listings of any interpolations:
Chor: Aleksandr Gorski after Marius Petipa; mus: Aleksandr Glazunov; scen: Konstantin Korovin & Aleksandr Golovin; cos: Konstantin Korovin. First perf: Moscow, Bolshoi Theater, Nov 30, 1908.//Revival: Feb 18, 1918; Oct 12, 1933.
Chor: Yuri Grigorovich after Alexander Gorski and Marius Petipa; mus: Alexander Glazunov; lib: Larissa Pashkova and Marius Petipa revised by Grigorovich; scen & cos: Simon Virsaladze. First perf: Moscow (?), Bolshoi Theater (?), June 29, 1984; Bolshoi Ballet.
Posted 03 September 2003 - 05:22 PM
So, Petipa never choreographed the third variation Glazunov wrote for that scene, but Balanchine choreographed it for Raymonda Variations.
The Mazurka in Act III was also interpolated from Scenes de ballet.
Posted 04 September 2003 - 05:02 AM
And then, what about the actual choregraphy as danced by the Bolshoi in the videos I mentioned? Is this choreography by Petipa, or by Yuri Grigorovitch????? Do you know?
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