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Minkus: Don Quixote / Paquita / La Bayadère CD (Highlights)

Minkus: Don Quixote / Paquita / La Bayadère CD (Highlights)

A collection of ballet music by Minkus, the CD also includes music from Drigo, Helsted, Gade and Paulli.
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Ludwig Minkus, born in Vienna, gained fame in Russia with his ballet scores in the 1860s and '70s. In Don Quixote, a romantic young couple outshine the doleful Spanish knight, while La Bayadère breathes the air of the Himalayas. If the Italian-born Riccardo Drigo also made his career in St Petersburg's imperial theatres, three further contemporaries of Minkus - Eduard Helsted, Holger Paulli and Niels Gade - are remembered by their compositions for their fellow Dane, the great choreographer August Bournonville.

 

Music: Ludwig Minkus.  Don Quixote (Highlights) 55:45 mins

Paquita - Pas de deux 16:40 mins

La Bayadère - The Kingdom of the Shades 32:00 mins

Music: Riccardo Drigo.  Le Corsaire - Pas de deux 6:39 mins

Music: Eduard Helsted, Holger Paulli and Niels Gade.  Napoli - Suite Dansante 13:49 mins.

Music: Holger Paulli. The Kermesse in Bruges (Extracts) 10:17 mins.  

Music: Eduard Helsted and Holger Paulli.  Flower Festival at Genzano (Extracts) 9:01 mins

 

Elizabethan Trust Melbourne Orchestra, John Lanchbery  / Sydney Symphony Orchestra, John Lanchbery / London Festival Ballet Orchestra, Terence Kern /  Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Ole Schmidt.

 

Running Time: 144:44 mins

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