Pyoyr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping Beauty - Highlights
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia 1991
Running Time: 77:24
The second of Tchaikovsky’s three full length ballets, The Sleeping Beauty was initially given a lukewarm reception by the Tsar. Today it is regarded as the greatest achievement of Russian ballet music in the 19th century. Based on the Perrault fairy-tale La belle au bois dormant and choreographed by the legendary Petipa, this work overflows with radiant and joyous inventiveness.