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Ballet and its Music

By Judyth Knight

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Composed by Judyth Knight. This edition: ED 11151; Hardcover. Books/Librettos. With Text language: English. 116 pages. Schott Music #ED 11151. Published by Schott Music (SD.49002680).

Item Number: SD.49002680

ISBN 9780901938039.

Ballet and its Music traces the influence of the outstanding personalities in the world of ballet from the seventeenth century to the present day. The development of dance-technique and ballet music is followed from the courtly and peasant dances of the High Renaissance through to contemporary productions. The author deals in detail not only with the great choreographers, past and present, but also with the composers whose names are especially linked with ballet and who have made a significant contribution to music for the dance. She combines a historical narrative with a perceptive treatment of world-famous Schools and Companies. "Ballet and its Music" is copiously illustrated with photographs and engravings. A special feature of the book is the collection of music extracts from many famous ballets, arranged for piano solo, which will make it particularly attractive to the student an amateur musician.Although primarily intended for young people embarking on a study of ballet, the wealth of information contained in this book will make it a stimulating and invaluable guide for readers of all ages.

  • An Italian Composer at the French Court 
  • Minuet from "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme"  Composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully
  • Two French Dancers 
  • Sarabande and Gigue from "Terpsichore"  Composed by George Frideric Handel
  • A French Choreographer 
  • Gavotte and Pantomime from "Les Petits Riens"  Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Ballet in Opera 
  • Ballet music from "William Tell"  Composed by Gioachino Rossini
  • The Romantic Ballet 
  • Extract from "Giselle"  Composed by Adam
  • National Dance Appears in Ballet 
  • Czardas and Waltz from Coppelia  Composed by Leo Delibes
  • Classical Ballet in Russia 
  • Lilac Fairy Variation and Aurora Variation from "The Sleeping Beauty"  Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Russian Dancers Begin to Travel 
  • Waltz in C shapr minor and Mazurka in C major from "Les Sylphides"  Composed by Frederic Chopin
  • A Russian Ballet 
  • "Ronde des Princesses" from "The Firebird"  Composed by Igor Stravinsky
  • A Russian Discovery 
  • Sonata in D from "The Good-Humoured Ladies"  Composed by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • British Ballet Takes Root 
  • The Sewing Dance from "The Rake's Progress"  Composed by Gordon
  • Creative Talents Emerge in England 
  • Saraband for the Followers of Virgo from "Horoscope"  Composed by Lambert
  • A New Personality Appears 
  • Opening scene from "Shadowplay"  Composed by Koechlin
  • An Australian Discovery 
  • The Street from "Miracle in the Gorbals"  Composed by Bliss
  • Return to Russia 
  • Gavotte from "Cinderella"  Composed by Sergei Prokofiev
  • More Choreographic Talent 
  • Romantic Pas de Deux from "The Lady and the Fool"  Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
  • ... and Still More 
  • Hen's Dance from "The Invitation"  Composed by Matyas Seiber
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