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Charles Mathews: Music For Ballet Classes - Volume 3 CD

Charles Mathews: Music For Ballet Classes - Volume 3 CD

Volume 3 by Charles Mathews features popular classics, ballet repertoire and traditional music.

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The Music for Ballet Classes series is a collection of CDs designed to provide dancers and dance teachers with all the music necessary for a complete classical ballet class. Each compilation includes a selection of musical pieces in a variety of styles and tempi, all featuring the sound of a Yamaha C3 Neo grand piano. Every track has been tailored to last for an even number of musical counts, and each track starts with a four bar introduction. Exercises at the barre are repeated on the following track for ease of running.


This third volume continues with the same winning formula that has made volumes one and two such a success. You will find delightful tunes from popular classics, ballet repertoire and traditional music, guaranteed to move and inspire you.


Charles Mathews is an experienced ballet and contemporary accompanist, who has worked with teachers and dancers from Birmingham Royal Ballet, Elmhurst School for Dance, and DNA3D Dance Company amongst others. As well as playing for classical ballet, Charles also regularly plays and improvises for contemporary dance classes in a variety of dance styles. He also composes for different genres of dance, and has written music for film trailers, computer games, the opening ceremonies of the European Gymnastics Championships and 2011 World Gymnaestrada in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Track 1 - REVERENCE - 3/4

Improvised by Charles Mathews

Tracks 2+3 - WARMUP AT THE BARRE - 3/4

"Fascination" by Filippo D. Marchetti

Tracks 4+5 - PLIÉS - 3/4

"Quartet" from La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini

Tracks 6+7 - BATTEMENT TENDU - 4/4

"2nd Variation" from Grand Pas Classique by Daniel Auber

Tracks 8+9 - BATTEMENT GLISSÉ - 2/4

"Kobold" by Edvard Grieg

Tracks 10+11 - BATTEMENT GLISSÉ - 6/8

"Slavonic Dance No. 8" by Antonin Dvořák

Tracks 12+13 - BATTEMENT JETÉ - 2/4

"1st Female Variation" from Giselle Peasant Pas de Deux by Friedrich Burgmüller

Tracks 14+15 - ROND DE JAMBE - 3/4

"Walzer Op. 38 Nr. 15” by Edvard Grieg

Tracks 16+17 - BATTEMENT FONDU - 3/4

"Alfredo’s Aria" from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

Tracks 18+19 - BATTEMENT FRAPPÉ - 2/4

"Radetsky March" by Johann Strauss

Tracks 20+21 - ADAGE - 3/4

"La Favorita" by Gaetano Donizetti

Tracks 22+23 - GRAND BATTEMENT - 4/4

"Grand March" from Norma by Vincenzo Bellini

Tracks 24+25 - GRAND BATTEMENT EN CLOCHE - 6/8

"Albrecht’s Variation" from Giselle Pas de Deux by Adolphe Adam

Track 26+27 - STRETCHING AT THE BARRE - 3/4

"The Swan" from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns

Track 28 - PORT DE BRAS - 3/4

"Nocturne" from Les Sylphides by Frédéric Chopin

Track 29 - ADAGE - 4/4

"Pavane in F-Sharp Minor" by Gabriel Fauré

Track 30 - ADAGE - 3/4

"Greensleeves" Traditional English Folk Song

Track 31 - BATTEMENT TENDU - 2/4

"Pas de Six" from Les Rendezvous by Daniel Auber


"2nd Air de Ballet" from Moses by Gioachino Rossini


"Waltz of the Flowers" from The Nutcracker by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


"Waltz in C-Sharp Minor Op. 64, 2" by Frédéric Chopin

Track 35 - WARMUP JUMPS - 2/4

"Polly Wolly Doodle" Traditional American Folk Song

Track 36 - ASSEMBLÉ - 2/4

"Galop" from La Prophete by Giacomo Mayerbeer

Track 37 - JETÉS - 2/4

"Elite Syncopations" by Scott Joplin

Track 38 - SISSONES - 6/8

"Male Variation" from Les Rendezvous by Daniel Auber

Track 39 - GRAND ALLEGRO - 3/4

"Male Solo, Act III" from Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus

Track 40 - GRAND ALLEGRO - 4/4

"Male Solo" from Giselle by Friedrich Burgmüller 

Track 41 - TOUR EN L’AIR - 3/4

"Tour en L’Air” by Charles Mathews

Track 42 - FOUETTÉS - 2/4

“Hungarian Dance No. 4” by Johannes Brahms

Track 43 - MANÈGE - 2/4

"Coda” from Le Corsaire by Adolphe Adam

Track 44 - POINTE - WARMUP - 2/4

"The Sailor’s Hornpipe" Traditional

Track 45 - POINTE - PASSÉ - 2/4

"Silver Fairy Variation” from The Sleeping Beauty by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Track 46 - POINTE - BALLONÉ - 6/8

"Horn Concerto No. 4 3rd Mvt” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


“Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor” by Frédéric Chopin



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