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#1 MinkusPugni

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 05:59 PM

Lately I have been trying to obtain the piano scores of a few ballets and I can't seem to find them anywhere. I have looked over the internet and have been to a few stores like Allans in search but they seem to be out of print or non-existant. Could anyone tell me if the following ballets in piano / full score are available for purchase to the public?

1. La Bayadere (Minkus)
2. Paquita (Minkus, et al.)
3. Coppelia (Delibes)
4. La Sylphide (Lovenksjold)
5. Le Conservatoire (Paulli)
6. Graduation Ball (Strauss)
7. Sylvia (Delibes)
8. La Source (Delbies, Minkus)

#2 PerA

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 08:53 AM

I can at least share some information re the two Bournonville ballets. Like most of the Danish ballet (and other dance-related) musical heritage, it is only a very small percentage that has appeared in print for orchestra (scores and/or parts) and many of the published piano-editions have been out-of-print for decades.

However, the good news is that the Danish Royal (national) Library has made PDF-type scans of some of the published piano-editions from their Bournonville-collection available for non-commercial use at their web-site - http://www.kb.dk/index-en.htm

An extensive piano-edition for La Sylphide can thus be found at http://img.kb.dk/ma/...on/df145-01.pdf
For Le Conservatoire however, only a selection for piano is available, although it includes much of the original music at http://img.kb.dk/ma/...on/df187-01.pdf

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#3 Mel Johnson

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 09:17 AM

It must be remembered that "Graduation Ball" was selected and arranged from various works by Johann Strauss, Jr. by Antal Dorati. Dorati died in 1988, so his works are almost certainly still under copyright protection. There was a "suite" containing about five numbers from the score published in 1941, but that's the only piano score I know of the ballet per se.

#4 Helene

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 11:31 AM

PerA,

Welcome to Ballet Talk! The piano scores from the Royal Library look like real treasures.

#5 Mel Johnson

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 07:30 PM

Edwin F. Kalmus used to publish the full scores to Coppelia and Sylvia.

Useful for piano reduction if you're Nadia Boulanger.

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 08:08 PM

odd things show up on ebay, where i acquired a piano score for SYLVIA and another (for four hands, i'm told, it's all in russian) of LITTLE HUMPBACKED HORSE. (this last is from mid-19th c. and still has a dedication page in it to muraveyva, the first Tsar Maiden.)
i find thise useful, as in the case of SYLVIA for the little stage, mime, etc. indications included.

#7 MinkusPugni

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 05:07 PM

Thanks for all your help, guys! Especially to you, PerA!

#8 Dancecreature

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 08:26 PM

The Library of Congress has some pieces from the ballet Sylvia in piano reduction. http://lcweb2.loc.go...ner.html?page=1

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:35 AM

If you are still looking for piano scores for Bayadere and Paquita, they are available from danceables.com.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:37 PM

La Bayadère: Grand Ballet in Four Acts and Seven Scenes -- Piano Score
Ludwig Minkus

Editor: Robert Letellier
Cambridge Scholars Publishing: February 2009
ISBN 13: 978-1-4438-0177-5
ISBN: 1-4438-0177-1

http://www.c-s-p.org...4438-0177-1.htm



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:43 PM

Paquita, Ballet-Pantomime in Two Acts, Grand Pas Classique by Marius Petipa; and Nuit et Jour, Allegorical Ballet in One Act, by Marius Petipa -- Piano Score

Ludwig Minkus
Editor: Robert Letellier
Cambridge Scholars Publishing: April 2010
ISBN13: 978-1-4438-1940-4
ISBN: 1-4438-1940-9

http://www.c-s-p.org...4438-1940-9.htm




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