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Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:36 PM
I will also freely admit that the first time I heard "Sleeping Beauty" played at the ballet, I was disappointed in it, and Tchaikovsky had been my favorite composer since I was six. (But that was his symphonies and concerti and the Marche Slav ) I love it now, and I almost voted for it instead of All -- but it did take a few listenings.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 02:14 PM
And isn't absolutely amazing how much dance has to contend with this issue? I mean, do we look at "Pride and Prejudice" and have to ask so much about textual authenticity? Not a few words or a typo, but entire chapters . . .
Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:05 PM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:31 PM
Helene, on Jul 29 2005, 11:05 PM, said:
Oooh this sounds familiar. When I was real small, I had a 45rpm record (yes I know I'm dating myself) It told the story, which I loved, and used pieces of the Tchaikovsky score. I can still hear Carabosse shrilling out "she will prick her finger and FALL DOWN DEAD) To this day, the Lilac Fairy's theme takes me all the way back to when I was small listening to that record.
It was different from most of my other records, it was clear red vinyl. I must have worn it out. I cleaned out my parents house last Fall and didn't see that or a similar record of Peter and the Wolf.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:35 PM
richard53dog, on Jul 29 2005, 04:31 PM, said:
One of my favorite records was a red vinyl 45 -- it was the young Tagliavini singing "E la solita storia."
Posted 29 July 2005 - 06:44 PM
My real favorite in childhood was, for some reason, Pavane for a Dead Princess (a 45, too), played repeatedly and choreographed in my head. Decades later I saw a ballet made to that score (can't remember what) and was extremely disappointed. Very dull.
p.s. Whatever happened to 45s? It was a lovely format.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 08:10 PM
Posted 30 July 2005 - 05:38 AM
Leigh Witchel, on Jul 29 2005, 05:14 PM, said:
As it is with the greatest composer(IMO), so it is with the greatest author, only 100 times worse. Becuase none of Shakespeare's scripts ever survived(that we now of) we are left to trust the memory of two actors when the plays were compiled from the quartos to the folio. Talk about an editors nightmare.
BTW, I voted for all. How can you choose?
Posted 30 July 2005 - 05:48 AM
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