Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:16 AM
Does anyone know exactly what Meyerbeer peices were used for Les Patineurs? I know that Le Prophète was involved, but I seem to remember reading that other operas were used as well. Can I get a list of the exact original pieces somewhere?
Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:26 AM
"The music for Les Patineurs was arranged by Constant Lambert who orchestrated different selections from Meyerbeer’s Le Prophete together with the aria “Bel Cavalier” from L’Etoile du Nord."
Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:36 AM
If you go to the Classics Online page about L'Etoile du Nord you can hear the beginning of the Waltz (also the beginning of the ballet, I think) and of the Act 3 Prelude (one of the ensemble pieces?) - from what I can gather, Bel Cavalier is part of the sequence at the beginning of Act 2 but you would have to buy the tracks to hear it!
Posted 05 February 2010 - 02:22 AM
Posted 05 February 2010 - 06:43 AM
All these shows cluster, timewise, around the same time as the first "Les Patineurs" ballet, music by Deldevez, which used an innovative kind of inline skate with bronze wheels borne on ball-bearing chases. The invention started a roller-skating craze in France.
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