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Swan Lake Score Question


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#1 MakarovaFan

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

I have a question regarding the music for the Act II PDD of Swan Lake. In the Kirov dvd of the Metzenzeva performance there is a harp cadenza that I've never heard on any other recording. I also heard the cadenza in a Swan Lake Kirov performance at the Met in the '90's. Did Tchaikovsky compose it or did someone else did? Thanks in advance!

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 08:01 AM

I have a question regarding the music for the Act II PDD of Swan Lake. In the Kirov dvd of the Metzenzeva performance there is a harp cadenza that I've never heard on any other recording. I also heard the cadenza in a Swan Lake Kirov performance at the Met in the '90's. Did Tchaikovsky compose it or did someone else did? Thanks in advance!

I think maybe that extended harp cadenza is a Soviet-era addition because in productions that are closer to the original Petipa/Ivanov 1895 version, Tchaikovsky's original harp cadenza is used.

 

Also, here is a copy of the Act II PDD score in piano reduction from the 1895 version:

 

http://javanese.imsl...o_pp_81-end.pdf




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