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Alexandra

Balanchine Celebration Program #3

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A late comment on Toshiro Mayuzumi's score for "Bugaku". His stuff isn't everyone's cup of matcha, but I've played other works of his as a French Horn player and it's fun to do.

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A footnote to alexandra's post of 22 September. In the third paragraph, I won't quarrel with the judgement that it's a great book, but the title is either "Balanchine's Complete Stories of the Great Ballets" or possibly the shorter, soft-cover "101 Stories of the Great Ballets", not "Great Books of the Ballet". This may help anyone who is looking for a copy as a result of seeing the title here, although, to try to help further, I think both versions are out of print, including the two-volume version of "Complete..." published in England by Comet Press in 1983, the year of Balanchine's death.

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Thanks, Jack, but I think people are used to the times when my fingers are faster than my brain, since no one's been on a search this past month. smile.gif

The paperback version, at least, is in print, as it's on sale at the Kennedy Center Gift Shop.

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And the hard cover version is often available at second hand book stores. I have seen it in the one here in Bethesda several times.

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There are tons of copies of the (longer)Balanchine book at The Strand in New York City. I believe they do business over the web too.

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