Posted 26 October 2003 - 06:08 PM
Is the Kirov version performed anymore? (I have to confess I didn't love the choreography which to my feeble mind seemed too stilted for the music)
Posted 26 October 2003 - 06:20 PM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 08:06 PM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 08:08 PM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 10:34 PM
Seems like about ten years ago I saw dances staged to it over and over -- almost never did they measure up to the music, but it's one of those curious things, this music is not jealous and is willing to share the stage very graciously with choreography that can't hold a candle to it....
The adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony gets used in a similar way, even more often....
Posted 27 October 2003 - 02:20 PM
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Posted 14 November 2003 - 07:09 PM
Vinogradov's original choreography of this number was made for the ballet of Georgian composer Machavariani "Fighter in the tiger skin" (or something, I'm not sure about translation). When Moris Bejar saw this number, he said to Vinogradov, that the choreography is good, but the music is not, so, Vinogradov picked up Barber's adagio, changed nothing and voila!
Posted 14 November 2003 - 07:22 PM
Posted 15 November 2003 - 05:26 AM
Posted 15 November 2003 - 05:37 AM
The accepted title in translation of this Vinogradov masterpiece is "Knight in a Tigerskin".
Posted 15 November 2003 - 05:43 AM
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