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BallettomanefromCanada

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  1. A while back, I asked this question. Someone gave me an answer that John Neumeier's version entitled "The Illusions of Swan Lake" contained most of the music. I finally found a copy of this version. Here are the music sequences of Tchaikovsky;s music in the order that they were performed by the Hamburg Ballet Company in 2001. SWAN LAKE (Illusions of “Swan Lake”) Anna Polikarpova & Jirí Bubenicek Hamburg Ballet / Choreography by John Neumeier / Alexandra Danilova (Act II) No. 29. Scène finale (Andante - Allegro agitato - Alla breve - Moderato maestoso) (Partial) (Title Music) Int
  2. Thanks, Natalia. I just read your comment today (May 16, 2011). I had given up trying to find an answer to my question. After reading Roland John Wiley's "Tchaikovsky's Ballets". I concluded that is was Ivanov. Now, thanks to you and your 1990 souvenir program, I have the answer. You are a God-send. Thank you.
  3. You have me totally baffled. Since there is no commercial tape of the "Illusions Like Swan Lake", I had to resort to youtube to check it out. Sadly, there were only 3 clips there. Only one of them (the Black Swan Pas de deux - with Odile in a "white" tutu??) used Tchaikovsky's music from Swan Lake. The other two clips used music that is not from Swan Lake. Since you said that: "I believe pretty much all of that music in the ballet" is used, I remain confused. Neumeier uses more music from the score than most productions of Swan Lake, but not all of it. And a good thing, too, because some
  4. Since the only Boumeister production of Swan Lake that is available on dvd is the Svetlana Zhakarova version with the Scala Ballet company, I will check it out to see if all of the 1877 score was used in that performance. Unless, you know how to obtain (on dvd) another version of the Bourmeister production? I've viewed the Svetlana Zakharova & Roberto Bolle's version with the Scala di Milano Ballet Company. And yes, you are correct. Bourmeister follows closely Tchaikovsky's 1877 score except: No. 2. Valse (the middle section is omitted) No. 5. Pas de deux: II. Andante - Allegro
  5. Since the only Boumeister production of Swan Lake that is available on dvd is the Svetlana Zhakarova version with the Scala Ballet company, I will check it out to see if all of the 1877 score was used in that performance. Unless, you know how to obtain (on dvd) another version of the Bourmeister production?
  6. You have me totally baffled. Since there is no commercial tape of the "Illusions Like Swan Lake", I had to resort to youtube to check it out. Sadly, there were only 3 clips there. Only one of them (the Black Swan Pas de deux - with Odile in a "white" tutu??) used Tchaikovsky's music from Swan Lake. The other two clips used music that is not from Swan Lake. Since you said that: "I believe pretty much all of that music in the ballet" is used, I remain confused.
  7. Does anyone know if any ballet companies around the world at one time or another has danced (at one performance) to all the music that Tchaikovsky wrote for Swan Lake? That would include the 29 numbers usually found in the complete recordings of Swan Lake, and also: 1) Pas de deux (with Introduction, Variations and Coda) composed for Sobeshchanskaya in 1877; 2) Danse russe, composed for Karpakova in 1877; 3) Danse des cygnes (Valse bluette) (Op. 72/No.11, orchestrated by Drigo); 4) Scene (Un poco di Chopin) (Opus 72/No. 12, orchestrated by Drigo); 5) Black Swan Pas de deux: Variation II:
  8. Melissa: The Pas de deux that you mentioned above uses the following music by Tchaikovsky: Scène dansante, orchestrated by Drigo from Tchaikovsky's Op. 72 for Piano - No. 15 (Un poco di Chopin). A few complete recordings of Swan Lake has the music that you want: 1) Viktor Fedotov - Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra 2) Evgeny Kolobov - Orchestra of Leningrad State Academic Kirov Theatre Note: Most of the Mariinsky (Kirov) DVD productions of Swan Lake include that piece of music. The music is also used by the Royal Ballet of London for their productions of Swan Lake. Occasionally, the A
  9. I have a ballet question for you. It concerns: Swan Lake, Act III (formerly Act IV), as danced by the Mariinsky Ballet Company. Do you know who choreographed the following 2 interpolations: 1) Valse des cygnes (a.k.a Waltz of the White and Black Swans), orchestrated by Drigo from Tchaikovsky's Op. 72 for Piano - No. 11 (Valse Bluette) 2) Scène dansante, orchestrated by Drigo from Tchaikovsky's Op. 72 for Piano - No. 15 (Un poco di Chopin). I have not yet located a source that will explain when these two interpolations were first used by the Mariinsky. I would guess that it's Lev Ivanov, b
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