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Pharaoh's daughter music on CD?

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Does anyone know "Pharaoh's daughter" music has been released on CD?

Would very much like to have the music.

Thanks a lot

Silvy

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Solor   
Does anyone know "Pharaoh's daughter" music has been released on CD?

Would very much like to have the music.

Thanks a lot

Silvy

Oh goodness no. If the music from this ballet was to ever be recorded I would be SHOCKED!

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Myrtha   
Oh goodness no. If the music from this ballet was to ever be recorded I would be SHOCKED!

I got a CD about 15 years ago that had some excerpts from "Pharaoh's Daughter" by Pugni on it. The CD was called "Egyptian Nights" or something like that and had some other music on it. (I'd dig it out for the specifics but it's in a box about 3,000 miles away.)

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EGYPTIAN NIGHTS is a one-time petipa-libretto project, w/ choreography by ivanov, intended for a benefit at peterhof, but then cancelled at the last moment and never so performed. fokine then produced ballet in 1908 in st. petersburg; subsequently he reworked it for diaghilev's ballets russes as CLEOPATRA. it began life with a score by arensky; as CLEOPATRA it had additonal music by glazunov, glinka, rimsky-korsakov, taneyev and tcherepnine. (no mention in any of this of pugni. so if the old recording mentioned here included any pugni/pharaoh's daughter selections, it was doing so from 'free association' or some such motivation.)

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Yes, that's the one. Arensky wrote a lot of stuff, but his best works were on a smaller scale, piano solos and small ensembles like string quartets and wind ensembles. He wrote in styles that made his music FUN to play for the instrumentalists. It's not great ballet music, by any stretch, but it is interesting, with its use of leitmotiv.

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only the original poster can answer what if any pugni was included on this disc called EGYPTIAN NIGHTS. perhaps there were 'bonus' tracks, or perhaps she misremembered.

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