Waltz of the Flowers
Posted 30 October 2010 - 08:23 PM
Lately been wondering if they are Viennese? White cake flowers ~ debutantes at a ball? Is a Viennese waltz different musically from a regular waltz?
Just wondering... wandering...
... the season is coming nigh...
Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:13 AM
Late nineteenth century waltzes, whether Viennese, French or Russian were fast waltzes, beaten "in one" rather than the valses lentes of the early nineteenth, which were, by the Imperial period, being called "polka mazurkas" even though a mazurka step was nowhere to be seen.
Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:29 AM
Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:05 AM
the original color scheme for the valse des fleurs was gold and included couples, 36 in number. it was intended for the first production (a Vsevolozhsky costume sketch notes "Grand Balabile"and shows a couple linked by a garland, if mem. serves, the number was meant to recapture the success of the Valse Villageoise, the so-called "garland dance" from the 1890 SLEEPING BEAUTY.
Here they are...also from rg, of course...!
Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:41 PM
36 Couples? Wow... that's a lot! Or was it 18 couples?
Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:01 PM
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