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Famous Ballet Music -Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, Delibes, Adam, Massenet : Marriner / ASMF, Simonov / Batiz / Carl Davis / Royal Philharmonic (5CD)

For lovers of ballet music, this superb 5-disc set contains some of the greatest ballet music ever written. Tchaikovskys three great ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker need no introduction.They contain not only some of the composers greatest music, but some of the most famous music ever composed. Heard on this disc are the popular orchestral suites that have made Tchaikovskys ballet music a staple of the concert hall, from the enchanting theme from Swan Lake to the charming Ouverture miniature and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker. Khachaturians two ballets have also become great orchestral favourites the famous Adagio from Spartacus even entered the UK top 10 singles chart. Featured on the second disc of this set are excerpts from Spartacus and Gayaneh, including the fiery Sabre Dance, as well as Khachaturians incidental music for Mikhail Lermontovs play Masquerade. The graceful and charming ballet music of Léo Delibes is represented on the third disc, in suites from Sylvia and Coppélia, alongside the dances written to accompany Victor Hugos play Le roi samuse and two extremely popular songs from the opera Lakmé the Flower Duet and Bell Song. On the fourth disc, the ballet music from Adolphe Adams Giselle is featured, the dramatic story of death through dancing. The collection concludes with the ballets from Massenets operas Le Cid, Cendrillon and Thaïs. This captivating exploration of 19th- and 20th-century ballet music, in which listeners will find popular favourites alongside new discoveries, is an ideal introduction to the world of ballet.

Brand new /sealed 5Cd box Brilliant Classics
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