The 19th century's fascination with the Orient is embodied in La Bayadère – a blend of opulence, fantasy and classical ballet, complemented impeccably by Léon Minkus's music.
La Bayadère – complete ballet score
Music: Léon Minkus
Orchestrated: John Lanchbery
English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Solo violin: Stephanie Gonley
Running time: 113.14 mins (2 CDs)