Posted 03 July 2002 - 08:33 PM
I'm wondering if anyone could tell me which piece of Glinka's music did Balanchine use for this ballet?
Posted 03 July 2002 - 09:32 PM
Most probably it was the Divertimento Brillante, the final section of four basically unrelated small ballets presented together under that title. Balanchine choreographed the Divertimento for Villella and Patricia Macbride and I believe the music is for solo piano. The only section of that ballet that is currently danced today is Valse-Fantaisie.
Posted 04 July 2002 - 05:43 AM
Posted 04 July 2002 - 06:36 AM
I also could only find little information in Balanchine's biography by B.Taper. It just mentions that music is (obviously) by M.Glinka, but doesn't state which piece specifically.
Posted 04 July 2002 - 07:02 AM
it seems the CBC telecast i've already noted is dated '69 in 'choreography by george balanchine: a catalogue of works' [which incidentally i gather is being updated, to include new stagings and recently discovered information about some of the older and short-lived works] the same book also notes that in '68 'divertimento brillante' was also telecast by NBC on the bell telephone hour. (perhaps that's the footage included in 'a man who dances' - i haven't looked at my copy of that tape lately.)
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