What's your favorite "Ballet Waltz"?summer trivia
Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:27 AM
[size=3]What's your favorite "ballet waltz"...? [/size]
Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:38 AM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:57 AM
And all the Ravel Waltzes in Balanchine's and Ashton's 'La Valse'...
Oh, Patrick...glad you reminded me of B's ballets!. (How did I skip him...?) Glinka's "Valse Fantaisie" is also right there all the way on top! (been playing it lately a lot while driving.. )
Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:40 AM
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:31 AM
Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:09 AM
Once you hear it you just can't get it out of your brain. Dum DA di dum dum, dum dum dum da da da da da ... now I'll be humming it for hours and might even attempt a swirl or two on my way to the kitchen for another cup of coffee.
Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:19 AM
Rosencavalier section of Vienna Waltzes......
Have to admit that's pretty irresistible, all long white gloves and the rest. I much prefer it in this environment than in the opera, which I find an irritating and contrived work despite the music. Here. it's as if the Johann Strauss and Lehar waltzes find their fulfillment in the Rosenkavalier, and you don't even have to think of Octavian.
Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:59 AM
But here goes -- to actually dance to, there's nothing that tops Invitation to the Waltz (Spectre de la Rose) --it makes you want to fly, you just get carried away on it. The spring is in the music,
To hear, or to see in the theater, the waltz from Serenade sweeps me up. it's so beautiful.
Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:09 AM
Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:43 PM
Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:39 PM
Delibes is unbelievably beautiful.
So is the slow waltz from Sylvia, the kind of thing you have to call ravishing
(Comes after the intermezzo on that clip, about one minute into it)
If I have to pick only one, it's Delibes' "Naîla" waltz, whether it's choreographed, or just used as an entr'acte.
Posted 13 June 2010 - 09:22 AM
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