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1877 SL: Act I PDT "Andante Sostenuto"


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#1 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:39 PM

I was wondering if the deleted Pas de Trois "Andante Sostenuto"-(1st variation)- from the 1877 rendition of the score is being used in modern productions of the ballet. Is such a BEAUTIFUL piece of music...
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Thanks!

#2 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:43 PM

Solo for Siegfried! CMB check your e-mail! :)

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:04 AM

Solo for Siegfried! CMB check your e-mail! :)

Mme. Hermine, Thank you. I've always wondered where the Siegfried's solo music came from.

#4 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:11 AM

Solo for Siegfried! CMB check your e-mail! :)


Yes, thanks Mme. Hermine!! :thumbsup:

#5 Mel Johnson

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:33 AM

Apparently, Tchaikovsky being a ballet novice in 1877, the andante sostenuto was supposed to be like an adage for 3 dancers, echoing the structure of the pas de deux, with its entree, adage, variations for danseur and ballerina, and coda. Pas de trois structure does not ordinarily contain an adage.

#6 cubanmiamiboy

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:40 AM

Apparently, Tchaikovsky being a ballet novice in 1877, the andante sostenuto was supposed to be like an adage for 3 dancers, echoing the structure of the pas de deux, with its entree, adage, variations for danseur and ballerina, and coda. Pas de trois structure does not ordinarily contain an adage.

You just read my mind, Mel. I've always wondered if that first melody following the Entree would be danced by all the dancers, and not necessarily a variation for just one of them, and if this was the case, then who owned this variation, the danseur or one of the two ballerinas...?

#7 Mel Johnson

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:34 PM

It's my supposition that this "variation" fits the bill of the earlier pas de x's from the age of Bournonville and St.-Léon and marks the "adage" as one of the variations, I guess by all three dancers.


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