Diaghilev - Ballets Russes

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Diaghilev - Ballets Russes
Pierre Boulez, André Cluytens, Igor Markevitch, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jean Martinon, Charles Dutoit, et

[ Warner Classics / 22 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 11 March 2022

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A transformative force in music, dance and the visual arts, the Ballets russes was founded in Paris in 1909 by the visionary impresario Serge Diaghilev. Innovative and flamboyant, he had a genius for bringing together the most brilliant composers, dancers, choreographers and designers, for nurturing creativity, and for galvanising audiences. Emblematic of the influence of the Ballets russes was the 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps: it caused a notorious scandal, but it also changed musical history. This 22CD set traces the company's path through the 20 years of its existence - a tumultuous, but artistically fertile period - and comprises the vast majority of Ballets russes scores that have been recorded. Encompassing epoch-making works and rarities awaiting rediscovery, it offers a number of CD premieres and landmark interpretations by major musicians of the 78, LP and digital eras


Tcherepnin, N: Le Pavillon d'Armide

Borodin: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

Adam: Giselle

Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9

Stravinsky: The Firebird

Tcherepnin, N: Narcisse et Echo, Op. 40

Weber: Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20

Stravinsky: Petrushka

Dukas: Fanfare to La Peri

Dukas: La Péri

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Balakirev: Symphonic Poem 'Tamara'

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé

Debussy: Jeux - Poème dansé

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Schmitt, F: La Tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50

Strauss, R: Josephs-Legende: Symphonic Fragment, Op.63a

Stravinsky: The Nightingale

Strauss, R: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50

Tommasini, V: Le donne di buon umore Suite

Stravinsky: Fireworks, Op. 4

Liadov: Kikimora, Op. 63

Liadov: Baba-Yaga, Op. 56

Satie: Parade

Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque, PP120

Falla: El sombrero de tres picos

Stravinsky: Le Chant du Rossignol

Stravinsky: Pulcinella

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Prokofiev: Chout - Suite, Op.21a

Stravinsky: Renard

Stravinsky: Les Noces

Poulenc: Les Biches

Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain

Auric: Les Facheux - ballet in one act

Milhaud: Le Train Bleu, Op. 84

Satie: Jack in the Box

Sauguet: Le Chatte

Satie: Mercure - Poses plastiques en trois tableaux

Prokofiev: Le Pas d'acier (The Steel Dance): Suite Op. 41b

Beecham: The Gods go A'Begging

Stravinsky: Apollon musagète

Prokofiev: The Prodigal Son, Op. 46

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Historical Recordings:
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov: Coronation Scene (Chaliapin)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (Monteux)
Satie: Parade (Markevitch)

(Very rare) BBC News - Ballets Russes archive footage found in British Pathe archive