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New York City Ballet in Montreal, vols. 1-3Orpheus, Serenade, Concero Barocco, Agon, Apollo


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#1 volcanohunter

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:55 AM

On its Facebook page VAI has announced that it will be releasing televised New York City Ballet performances from the archives of Radio-Canada. The first DVD is to include Orpheus and Serenade. If there is a volume 1, I'm counting on there being more down the road. yahoo.gif

 

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:19 PM

Wow -- that's an interesting catalog.



#3 Dale

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

This is great. It was rumored for a year. I'm glad they finally made it happen. I've seen bits of the Orpheus in the Balanchine bio video and the full video at the NYPL, but I've never seen a Serenade from that era.



#4 Helene

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:13 PM

This is fantastic news!!!!



#5 Helene

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:20 PM

Volume 2 is now listed as a "related item" at the bottom of the product description on the VAI site and has an April 21 ship date:

 

http://www.vaimusic....oduct/4572.html

 

CONCERTO BAROCCO
Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by J.S. Bach (Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043)
Principal Dancers: Diana Adams, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Jacques d’Amboise
Corps de ballet: Ann Crowell, Constance Garfield, Carolyn George, Irene Larsson, Patricia Savoia, and Barbara Walczak
Orchestre de Radio-Canada; Solo violinists: Henryk Szeryng, Noël Brunet
Arthur Davison, conductor


(Telecast of January 19, 1956) PAS DE DIX
Choreography by George Balanchine, after Petipa’s Raymonda
Music by Alexander Glazunov
Principal Dancers: Maria Tallchief, André Eglevsky
Soloists: Barbara Fallis, Barbara Milberg, Ruth Sobotka, Barbara Walczak, Shaun O’Brien, Richard Rapp, Roland Vazquez, Jonathan Watts
Orchestre de Radio-Canada
Jean Deslauriers, conductor


(Telecast of November 5, 1957) AGON (introduced by Balanchine)
Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Diana Adams, Violette Verdy, Jillana, Francia Russell, Todd Bolender, Arthur Mitchell, Richard Rapp, Roy Tobias, Susan Borree, Carole Fields, and Marlene Mesavage
Orchestre de Radio-Canada
Robert Irving, conductor


(Telecast of March 10, 1960) Grand pas de deux from THE NUTCRACKER
Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 

Am about to pass out from joy.



#6 emilienne

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:12 PM

 

Am about to pass out from joy.

 

Join me on the floor, Helene. It's so nice and carpeted!

 

(squeeeeeeeeeeee)



#7 Dale

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:29 PM

Even better! I hate to be greedy, but I hope there are further releases. CBC also broadcast NYCB in Concerto Barocco with Farrell, Apollo with Martins and Farrell, Who Cares?, Movements...

#8 DanielBenton

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:35 PM

Awesomeness.  Probably all in black and white? When was color introduced?



#9 emilienne

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:17 PM

Edit 20140730: Corrected #7, added color source annotation to 3, 4 & 8 (they were from the same L'heure du concert program). Added new category at bottom to "released from VAI but not on my original list"

 

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A partial list of NYCB performances on CBC/Radio Canada, primarily Balanchine choreography. Compiled from the NYPL Dance Research Collection and from memory. 

 

Unreleased, excluding programming already mentioned in vols 1 + 2 above

(Except where listed, all films are B&W)

 

1. Four Temperaments: Carol Sumner, William Weslow, Marnee Morris, Earle Sieveling, Suki Schorer and Ramon Segarra (Theme); Richard Rapp with Kay Mazzo and Bettijane Sills (Phlegmatic); Patricia Wilde and Anthony Blum (Sanguinic); Arthur Mitchell (Melancholic); Patricia Neary (Choleric)
 

2. Ivesiana: Sara Leland and Francisco Moncion (Central Park after dark); Patricia Neary and Arthur Mitchell (At the inn); ensemble (In the night)

 

3. Concerto Barocco: Farrell/Morris/Ludlow (NYPL B&W, color original)
 
4. Apollo: Morris/von Aroldingen/Farrell/Martins (NYPL B&W, color original)
 
5. Liebeslieder Walzer: Singers: Claire Grenon-Masella, Marcelle Monette, René Lacourse and Claude Letourneau. Dancers: Diana Adams and Bill Carter, Jillana and Conrad Ludlow, Patricia McBride and Jonathan Watts, Violette Verdy and Nicholas Magallanes.
 
6. Stravinsky at 80 program: (ballet relevant excerpts only)

  • Agon pdd: Patricia McBride and Arthur Mitchell
  • Speech by George Balanchine / discussion of the relationship of music and dance ; introduction to the following excerpts from Apollo (Apollon musagète).
  • Apollo's variation, pas de deux of Apollo and Terpsichore: Jacques d'Amboise and Melissa Hayden 
  • Symphonie de psaumes (Symphony of psalms): Patricia McBride and Arthur Mitchell
  • Speech by George Balanchine / discussion of the relationship of music and dance ; introduction to the following excerpts from Apollo (Apollon musagète)

7. Festival, Romance in Music

  • Pas de deux: Melissa Hayden and Edward Villella (music by Tchaikovsky, no further information given on contents)

 

8. Glinkaiana, Divertimento brillante: Patricia McBride and Edward Villella. (NYPL B&W, color original)

 

9. Le New York City Ballet: Une école, un style, une compagnie, un repertoire (color)

  • Tarantella. Patricia McBride and John Clifford.
  • Movements for piano and orchestra: Kay Mazzo and Anthony Blum.
  • Who cares? Patricia McBride, Marnee Morris, Karin von Aroldingen, Jean Pierre Bonnefous

10. Chaconne, 1977 (Color): Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Renée Estopinal, Elise Flagg, Wilhelmina Frankfurt, Heather Watts, Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Jay Jolley, and members of the New York City Ballet.

 

Stuff already released: 
 
1. Still Point pdd: d'Amboise/Hayden (color)
 
2. Afternoon of a Faun: d'Amboise/Le Clercq 
 
3. Les Sylphides pdd: Tallchief/Fernandez
 
4. Scenes from Act II of Swan Lake: Tallchief/Eglevsky

 

5. Pas de dix: Tallchief/Eglevsky

 

6. Apollo: Jillana/Russell/Adams/d'Amboise

 

Missing from said list but released on VAI anyway

 

1. Coppélia pas de deux: Le Clercq/Eglevsky

 

2. Orpheus: Magallanes/Verdy/Moncion

 

3. Serenade: Adams/Wilde/Mounsey/d'Ambpose



#10 Helene

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:27 PM

Liebeslieder, Liebeslieder, Liebeslieder...

#11 sandik

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:53 PM

What she said.



#12 volcanohunter

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:17 PM

Agon!!!

 

And Liebeslieder. beg.gif



#13 Helene

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

We get Agon at the end of April in Volume 2, according to the VAI website :)



#14 Cliff

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:11 PM

Volumes 1 and 2 are now available at Amazon.com.



#15 Helene

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:14 PM

Thank you for the heads up -- I'd been stalking the site to no avail.

 

Edited to add:  the price is currently $24.47/disk, compared to $34.95 list.




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