Pick a composer for Cinderella
Posted 15 August 2003 - 04:32 PM
Sergei Prokofiev is a valid choice of course.
One composer for the ballroom scene and maybe someone else for the rest of it. Or just one composer for the whole thing. One composer or more, any way you want to do it.
Who would you pick to write the music for Cinderella?
Posted 15 August 2003 - 07:19 PM
Ideally, I would of course choose Tchaikovsky, but I'd be equally happy with Glazunov or Delibes. I'd find Minkus and Drigo most suitable as well.
Did Strauss indeed write a ballet version of "Cinderella?" Has anyone here heard it, and has it been choreographed to?
Posted 15 August 2003 - 07:57 PM
Incidentally, the Petipa version had music by the forgotten Boris Schell.
Posted 15 August 2003 - 08:02 PM
Mel, do you know if the Schell music survives and/or whether the ballet was notated?
Posted 15 August 2003 - 09:12 PM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 01:26 AM
And Doug, I don't know of any survival score of the Petipa version of the tale. It was the ballet that introduced the 32 fouettés to Russia, but whether it's the first place she did them, I don't know, but I kind of doubt it. After all, she could have done them in La Gioconda - the galop in the Dance of the Hours is good fouetté music. Sort of a stopwatch gone crazy!
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Posted 17 August 2003 - 07:01 AM
For Act Two: How about Debussy? Magic in the air...along with the dancers!
Act Three: Mussogorsky!? Dark undertones... submerged themes...bold finish!
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