A review of Festival del Sole's Ballet Gala by L. Pierce Carson in The Napa Valley Register.
Festival Executive Producer Charles Letourneau said more than two decades of “research” had gone into uncovering the lost “Suite from Paganini” by Rachmaninoff and Fokine. He said the work was produced several times prior to World War II “and then lost.”
The ballet story line is simple — a composer, violin in hand, finds it difficult to write a work. A Divine Genius swoops in with a gaggle of Divine Spirits to help with inspiration. Composer finishes work, the divine spirits sprawl at his feet and the mists roll in. The end.