I just purchased a recording of Tcherepnin's complete music for "La Pavillon d'Armide" (I believe this means "The House of Armide"?), a ballet first mounted in 1907 @ the Mariinksy w/ none other than the great Anna Pavlova in the lead role of Armida, and then later Nijinsky danced in the ballet in its Paris staging as Armida's favourite slave. Kschessinska was supposed to have danced Armida orignally but backed out.
Its perfromed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henry Shek on the label Marco Polo. Its out of print fo course but when I bought mine there were like 5 or 6 other copies available, and I got mine brand new for 20$.
Upon hearing the music I was taken aback - it is absolutely beautiful......the score has lots of French influence in it, and is colorful without over doing it, with great melody and elegant orchestration. Of course Im no musicologist but its some really good listening.
Are anyof these ballets still in the repertory anywhere? The part of either work I know of in the active rep. is a varioation from Pavillon that truns up in the Mariinksy Paquita, the one for celeste.
Edited by Solor, 07 March 2006 - 11:32 PM.