Margot has been playing the piano since the age of 7 and has trained at the Royal College of Music in London. As a solo pianist she has played for many ballet performances in opera houses around the world including the Paris Opera, the Munich Opera, Monte Carlo, Sadler's Wells in London, and San Francisco .
This Volume has 43 tracks, played on a Steinway Grand piano. It has music for a full Barre with several exercises having a choice of time-signature, e.g. Ronds de Jambe a Terre on a 3/4 and a 4/4 Battement fondu on a 3/4, 4/4 or a tango. Some exercises have slower and faster versions. Centre work includes Port de Bras, Adage, Tendus, and Pirouettes before continuing with Petit Allegro, Medium jumps and Grand Allegro. There are Mazurkas and Waltzes in slower and faster versions.
Barre: Pre-Barre Warm-Up - True Love, C. Porter Paradise Waltz, Lehar 3/4 64 bars 1:30 Pliés - Nocturne, Mendelssohn 3/4 64 bars 2:30 Pliés - Return to Sorrento, de Curtis 3/4 64 bars 2:30 Battements Tendus - Puff the Magic Dragon, Yarrow 4/4 32 bars + 4 1:36 2nd Tendus - Theme from 3rd Symphony, Brahms 3/4 32 bars + 4 1:10 06 3rd Tendus - La Boheme, Puccini 2/4 32 bars + 8 0:51 Slow Dégagés - Waltz in Db, Chopin 3/4 32 bars + 16 0:52 Battements Jetés - Easter Parade, Irving Berlin 4/4 32 bars + 8 0:51 Battements Jetés - Ripples on the Keys, M. Kazimirska 2/4 64 bars + 16 0:46 Ronds de Jambe a Terre - Tammy, Livingstone & Evans 3/4 64 bars 2:12 Ronds de Jambe a Terre - Salut d’Amour, Elgar 4/4 64 bars 1:58 Battement Fondu from : La Forza del Destino, Verdi 4/4 16 bars 1:01 Battement Fondu Tango - Jealousy, Gade 4/4 32 bars + rep. 1:27 Battement Fondu from The Fantasticks, Schmidt 3/4 32 bars + rep. 2:00 Ronds de Jambe en l’Air from Carmen, Bizet 3/4 32 bars + rep. 1:33 Battements Frappés - The Third Man, Karas 2/4 32 bars + 8 1:00 Quicker Batts. Frappés - One Note Samba, Jobim 4/4 32 bars + 8 0:48 Adage from Maria Stuarda, Donizetti 3/4 32 bars 1:08 Adage theme from Superman, J. Williams 4/4 32 bars 0:59 Petits Battements - Gavotte, Bach 2/4 32 bars + 16 0:54 Grands Battements - from Norma, Bellini 4/4 16 bars 0:38 Grands Battements - from Symphony no.6, Tchaikovsky 4/4 16 bars 0:38 Grands Battements - Let me Entertain You, J. Styne 3/4 32 bars 0:35 Stretching Music - Unexpected Song, A. Lloyd Webber 4/4 64 bars 1:58
Centre Port de Bras - Waltz, Liszt 3/4 32 bars 1:06 Battements Tendus - Rigoletto, Verdi 4/4 32 bars 1:02 Battements Jetés from The Boyfriend, S. Wilson 2/4 64 bars 0:44 Adage - Pavane, Fauré; 4/4 16 bars + rep. 2:15 Adage - La Boheme, Puccini 3/4 32 bars + rep. 2:16 Grands Battements - Those were the Days, Raskin 4/4 32 bars 1:10 Pirouettes on Mazurka - Mazurka, Chopin 3/4 64 bars x 2 3:06 Pirouettes - La Traviata, Verdi Symphony, Tchaikovsky La Bayadere, Minkus 3/4 64 bars x 3 4:10 Pirouettes, quicker - I hold your hand in mine, T. Lehrer / Meet me in St. Louis, Martin & Blane / The King and I, Rodgers 3/4 64 bars x 3 3:18 Changements - The Flintstones, Curtin 2/4 32 bars 0:43 Assemblés - The Sunny Side of the Street, McHugh 4/4 32 bars 0:54 Small Jumps - Hot Chocolate Rag, Franklin 2/4 64 bars x 2 2:46 More Small Jumps from 7th Symphony, Beethoven 6/8 64 bars 1:13 Medium Jumps - Under Spanish Skies, Giraud / Spanish Waltz, Minkus 3/4 64 bars x 2 1:56 Coda Emboités - Yankee Doodle Dandy, Cohan/Coppélia Delibes 2/4 128 bars 2:07 Grand Allegro - Raymonda, Glazunov / Le Corsaire, Drigo 3/4 224 bars 3:45 Boys' Tours en l'Air - Two Pigeons, Messager 4/4 32 bars 1:08 Coda - Pas de Deux, Tchaikovsky / Traviata, Verdi 2/4 144 bars 2:09 Port de Bras/ Reverence - Romeo & Juliet, Tchaikovsky 4/4 32 bars 1:15
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