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4 score excerpts from Petipa's 1903 "The Magic Mirror"Scene, Adage, Variation and Valse by Arseny Koreshchenko

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#1 cubanmiamiboy


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:37 PM

From the Youtube poster:

"Here are 4 extremely rare pieces from Marius Petipa's ill-fated ballet "Le Miroir magique" ("The Magic Mirror"). The ballet was set to the music of the avant-garde composer Arseny Koreshchenko, & was given its first performance for Petipa's retirement benefit at the Mariinsky Theatre on 22 February [O.S. 9 February] 1903. With my upload is the set design of Alexandre Golovine. Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra conducted by Alexander Lazarev. CD Melodiya 5634-A, 1994.

1. Scène
2. Adage (this is likely the work of Riccardo Drigo, who Petipa had revise the score)
3. Variation
4. Valse de la Princess (Variation pour Mlle. Mathilde Kschessinskaya)


Now, can you imagine a reconstruction of this, or even a completely new Snow White ballet set to this original score...? You can't ask for a better "musique dansante" example! I would vote for a YES!.Posted Image


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:10 AM

I hate to say it, but this seems like it could be right up Ratmansky's alley--that is, it could elicit some good work out of him. Thank you for posting it!

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