Ballet Masterpieces: The World's Favorite Ballets and Ballet Suites (35 CD box set, FLAC)
Ballet Masterpieces: The World's Favorite Ballets and Ballet Suites (35 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 35 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Decca
Size: 9.51 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

CD01
Adolphe Adam
Giselle
1. Introduction
2. Les Vendangeurs
3. Entree de Loys
4. Entree de Giselle
5. Retour de la vendange et valse
6. La chasse
7. Scene d’Hilarion
8. Marche des vignerons
9. Pas seul
10. Pas de deux jeunes paysans: Polacca
11. Andante
12. Pesante
13. Allegretto
14. Allegretto pesante
15. Valse
16. Pas des vendanges: Andante
17. Moderato
18. Allegro moderato
19. Allegro un peu loure
20. Galop general
21. Finale de premier acte et scene de folie
Covent Garden
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD02
Adolphe Adam
Giselle
1. Introduction, halte des chausseurs et apparition des feux follets
2. Apparitions de Myrthe et evocation magique
3. Pas des premieres Wilis
4. Apparition de Giselle
5. Entree des paysans
6. Entree du Prince et apparition de Giselle
7. Entree d’Hilarion, scene et fugue des Wilis
8. Grand pas de deux: Adage
9. Grand pas de deux: Andantino
10. Grand pas de deux Andante
11. Grand pas de deux: Valse (interpolated)
12. Finale
13. Lever du soleil et arrivee de la cour
Covent Garden
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD03
Adolphe Adam
Le Corsair
1. Act 1: Overtur
2. Introduction
3. Tarantella
4. Mazuetta
5. La Francaise
6. Bolero
7. Ecossaise
8. Coda
9. Action
10. Corsairs’ bacchanal
11. Scene II action
12. Pas des eventails
13. Action
14. Variation for Mlle Frantzow
15. Action
English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD04
Adolphe Adam
Le Corsair
1. Act II, Scene I, Pas des odalisques
2. Entrance of Gulnare
3. Gulnare’s Dance
4. Action
5. Act III, Scene 1, Action
6. Valse de Naila
7. Andante
8. 1st Variation
9. 2nd Variation
10. Finale
11. Action
12. Scene II
13. Scene III Storm and Shipwreck
English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD05
Carl Maria von Weber
1. Invitation to the Dance
Frederic Chopin
Les Sylphides
2. Prelude
3. Nocturne
4. Waltz
5. Mazurka
6. Mazurka
7. Prelude
8. Waltz
9. Waltz
Johann Strauss
Bal de Vienne
10. Ballet Suite from Die Fledermaus, Act II
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Alexandre Luigini
Ballet Egyptien, Op. 12
11. Part I
12. Part II
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD06
Gioachino Rossini / Ottorino Respighi
1. La Boutique Fantasque
Benjamin Britten
Soirees Musicales
2. March
3. Canzonetta
4. Tirolese
5. Bolero
6. Tarantella
Matinees Musicales
7. March
8. Nocturne
9. Waltz
10. Pantomime
11. Moto Perpetuo
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD07
Leo Delibes
Coppelia
1. Act I – Prelude et Mazurka
2. Valse lente
3. Scene
4. Mazurka
5. Scene
6. Ballade de l’epi
7. Theme slave varie
8. Czardas (Danse hongroise) – Sortie
9. Finale
10. Act II, Scene 1 – Entr’acte et valse
11. Scene
12. Scene
13. Musique des automates – Scene
14. Scene
15. Chanson a boire et scene
16. Scene et valse de la poupee
17. Scene
18. Bolero
19. Gigue
20. Scene
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD08
Leo Delibes
Coppelia
1. Act II, Scene 2 – Marche de la cloche – Fкte de la cloche
2. Introduction
3. Valse des heures
4. L’Aurore
5. La Priиre
6. Le Travail (La Fileuse)
7. L’Hymen (Noce villageoise)
8. La Discorde et la guerre
9. La Paix
10. Danse de fкte
11. Galop final
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Sylvia
12. Act I – Prelude
13. Scherzo
14. Le Berger (Pastorale)
15. Les Chasseresses
16. Intermezzo
17. Valse lente
18. Scene
19. Cortege rustique
20. Scene
21. Entree du sorcier (Finale)
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD09
Leo Delibes
Sylvia
1. Act II – Entr’acte
2. Orion
3. Pas de ethiopiens
4. Chant bachique
5. Scène et danse de la Bacchante
6. Scène finale
7. Act III – Marche er cortиge de Bacchus
8. Scène
9. Barcarolle
10. Pizzicati
11. Andante
12. Pas des esclaves
13. Variation: Valse
14. Strette: Galop
15. Le Temple de Diane (Finale)
16. Apparition d’Endymion
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Leo Delibes / Ludwig Minkus
La Source
17. Prelude
18. Introduction fantastique
19. L’Ephemère – Scène dansée
20. Scène
21. Marche del la caravane
22. Berceuse
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD10
Leo Delibes / Ludwig Minkus
La Source
1. Pas de la guzla
2. Pas de la guzla
3. Scène
4. Scène dansée
5. Valse
6. Scène et danse
7. Danse des sylphes et des lutins
8. Variation de Naïlia
9. Scène et danse
10. Galop
11. Scène finale
12. Introduction
13. Scène
14. Scène
15. Divertissement: Pas des voiles
16. Divertissement: Andante
17. Divertissement: Variation
18. Divertissement: Final: Danse circassienne
19. Scène
20. Pas de Naïla. Scherzo-Polka
21. Scène et pas d’action
22. Mazurka
23. Scène
24. Marche dansée et final
25. Introduction
26. Scène
27. Romance
28. Scène et danse
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD11
Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold / John Lanchbery
La Fille Mal Gardee
1. Dance of the Cock and Hens
2. Lise and the Ribbon
3. Colas
4. Colas’ Solo
5. Colas and Simone, Villagers
6. Simone and Lise
7. Lise and Colas
8. Village Girls
9. Thomas and Alain
10. Off to the Harvest
11. Colas
12. Picnic
13. Flute Dance
14. Quarrel
15. The Fanny Elssler Pas de deux
16. Simone
17. Clog Dance
18. Maypole Dance
19. Storm and Finale
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: John Lanchbery

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CD12
Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold / John Lanchbery
La Fille Mal Gardee
1. Act 2: Overture
2. Lise and Simone
3. Spinning
4. Tambourine Dance
5. Harvesters
6. When I’m Married
7. Simone’s Return
8. Thomas, Alain and the Notaries, Consternation and Forgiveness
9. Pas de Deux
10. Finale
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: John Lanchbery
Charles Lecocq
Mam’zelle Angot
11. Overture
12. Allegro
13. Allegretto
14. Mazurka
15. Andantino – Valse
16. Tempo die marcia – Gavotte
17. Allegro Vivace
18. Allegretto
19. Allegro – Gavotte
20. Allegretto – Galop
21. Allegro – Valse
22. Allegro – Presto
23. Adagio
24. Allegro moderato, Finale
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD13
Aram Khachaturian
Spartacus
1. Varitaion of Aegina and Bacchanal
2. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
3. Dance of the Gaditanae
Masquerade
4. Waltz
5. Nocturne
6. Mazurka
7. Romance
8. Galop
Gayaneh
9. Sabre Dance
10. Dawn, Ayeshe’s Dance
11. Dance of the Rose Maidens
12. Lullaby
13. Lezghinka
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stanley Black

CD14
Jules Massenet, arr. and orch. Leighton Lucas, with the assistance of Hilda Gaunt
Manon
Act I
1. Scene 1 The Courtyard of an inn near Paris
2. Scene 2 Des Grieux’s lodgings in Paris
Act II
3. Scene 1 A Party at Madame’s brothel
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD15
Jules Massenet, arr. and orch. Leighton Lucas, with the assistance of Hilda Gaunt
Manon
Act II
1. Scene 1 (Conclusion)
2. Scene 2 Des Grieux’s lodgings
Act III
3. Scene 1 The port of New Orleans
4. Scene 2 The goaler’s rooms
5. Scene 3 A swamp in Louisiana
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD16
Jacques Offenbach, arr. Manuel Rosenthal
Gaite parisienne
1. Overture
2. No.1 Allegro brillante
3. No.2 Polka – No.3 Allegro / Valse
04. No.4 Mazurka – No.5 Valse
05. No.6 Peruvian Dance – No.7 Polka
06. No.8 Valse lente – No.9 Tempo di marcia
07. No.10 Valse – No.11 Allegro vivo – No.12 Valse – No.13 Allegro misterioso
08. No.14 Valse moderato, pas de deux
09. No.15 Allegro vivo – No.16 Cancan – No.17 Quadrille
10. No.18 Cancan – No.19 Allegro moderato – No.20 Allegro – No.21 Leggiero
11. No.22 Vivo
12. No.23 Barcarolle
Charles Gounod
13. Faust – ballet music
Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

CD17
Sergei Prokofiev
Cinderella
Act I
1. No.1 Introduction
2. No.2 Shawl dance
3. No.3 Cinderella
4. No.4 The Father
5. No.5 The Fairy Godmother
6. No.6 The Sisters’ New Clothes
7. No.7 The Dancing Lesson
8. No.8 Departure of the Stepmother and Sisters for the ball
9. No.9 Cinderella Dreams of the Ball
10. No.10 Gavotte
11. No.11 Second Appearance of the Fairy Godmother
12. No.12 Spring Fairy
13. No.13 Summer Fairy
14. No.14 Grasshoppers and Dragonflies
15. No.15 Autumn Fairy
16. No.16 Winter Fairy
17. No.17 The Interrupted Departure
18. No.18 The Clock
19. No.19 Cinderella’s Departure for the Ball
Act II
20. No.20 Dance of the Courtiers
21. No.21 Court Dance
22. No.22 Cavaliers’ Dance
23. No.23 Skinny’s Variation
24. No.24 Dumpy’s Variation
25. No.25 Dance of the Courtiers
26. No.26 Mazurka and Entrance of the Prince
27. No.27 Dance of the Prince’s Four Companions
28. No.28 Mazurka (reprise)
29. No.29 Cinderella’s Arrival at the Ball
30. No.30 Grand Waltz
31. No.31 Promenade
32. No.32 Cinderella’s Dance
33. No.33 Dance of the Prince
34. No.34 Refreshments for the Guests
35. No.35 Duet of the Sisters with the Oranges
36. No.36 Duet of the Prince and Cinderella
37. No.37 Waltz-Coda
38. No.38 Midnight
The Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

CD18
Sergei Prokofiev
Cinderella
Act III
1. No.39 The Prince and the Cobblers
2. No.40 First galop of the Prince
3. No.41 Temptation
4. No.42 Second galop of the Prince
5. No.43 Oriental Dance
6. No.44 Third galop of the Prince
7. No.45 Cinderella’s Awakening
8. No.46 The Morning after the Ball
9. No.47 The Prince’s Visit
10. No.48 The Prince Recognises Cinderella
11. No.49 Waltz
12. No.50 Amoroso: The Prince and the Cinderella
The Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Alexander Glazunov
The Seasons
13. Winter
14. Spring
15. Summer
16. Autumn
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

CD19
Sergei Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet
01. Introduction
Act I
Scene 1
2. Romeo
3. The street awakens – Morning dance
4. The quarrel
5. The fight
6. The Prince gives his order – Interlude
Scene 2
7. Preparations for the ball (Juliet and the Nurse)
8. Juliet as a young girl
9. Arrival of the guests (Minuet)
10. Masks
11. Dance of the knights
12. Juliet’s variation
13. Mercutio
14. Madrigal
15. Tybalt recognises Romeo
16. The departure of the guests
17. Balcony scene – Romeo’s variation – Love Dance
Act II
Scene 1
18. Folk dance
19. Romeo and Mercutio
20. Dance of the five couples
21. Dance with mandolins
22. The Nurse – The Nurse delivers Juliet’s message to Romeo
Danie Majeske, violin
Edward Armond, viola
The Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

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CD20
Sergei Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet
Act II
Scene 2
1. Romeo at Friar Laurence’s
2. Juliet at Friar Laurence’s
Scene 3
3. The pepole continue to make merry – Further public festivities
4. Tybalt meets Mercutio – Tybalt and Mercutio fight – Mercutio dies
5. Romeo resolves to avenge Mercutio’s death – Finale
Act III
6. Introduction
Scene 1
7. The last farwell
8. The Nurse
9. Juliet refuses to marry Paris
10. Juliet alone – Interlude
Scene 2
11. At Friar Laurence’s – Interlude
Scene 3
12. Juliet’s room
13. Juliet alone
14. Morning serenade
15. Dance of the girls with lilies
16. At Juliet’s bedside
Act IV (Epilogue)
17. Juliet’s funeral – Juliet’s death
Danie Majeske, violin
Edward Armond, viola
The Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

CD21
Maurice Ravel
Daphnis et Chloe
Partie 1
1. Introduction et danse religieuse
2. Scene – Danse generale
3. Scene – Danse grotesque de Dorcon
4. Danse legere et gracieuse de Daphnis
5. Scene – Danse de Lyceion
6. Nocturne – Danse lente et mysterieuse
Partie 2
7. Introduction
8. Danse guerriere
9. Scene – Danse suppliante de Chloe
Partie 3
10. Lever du jour
11. Pantomime
12. Danse generale
13. Alborada del gracioso
14. La Valse
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Les Choeurs de la Radio Suisse Romande
Chorus master: Andre Charlet
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet

CD22
Johann Strauss II, edited by Josef Bayer, revised by Douglas Gamley
Aschenbrodel
1. Vorspiel
Act I
2. Allegro
3. Franz’ Selbstportrat
4. Promenadenabenteuer
5. Entree des Piccolo. Liebesbotschaft
6. An der schonen blauen Donau
7. Tauben-Walzer
8. Zwischenspiel
Act II
9. Allegretto
10. Agyptischer Sklavinnentanz
11. Einzug Floras
12. Aschenbrodel-Walzer
13. Zwischenspiel
Act III
Part 1
14. Allegretto
15. 1. Traumbild
16. 2. Traumbild
17. 3. Traumbild. Amorettenreigen
18. Moderato
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD23
Johann Strauss II, edited by Josef Bayer, revised by Douglas Gamley
Aschenbrodel
1. Zwischenspiel
Part 2
2. Allegretto
Trousseau-Divertissement
3. Monogramm-Tanz
4. Tarantella
5. Walzer-Tempo
6. Mazurka
7. Csardas
8. Brautschatz-Walzer
Johann Strauss II
Ritter Pasman – ballet music
9. Allegretto – Tempo di Polka
10. Andantino grazioso – Tempo di valse
11. Csardas
Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Josef Strauss & Eduard Strauss, arr. Roger Desormiere
Le Beau Danube
12. Allegro, etc.
13. Allegro marcato – Mazurka, etc.
14. Andantino – Tempo di valse, etc.
15. Mazurka, etc.
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD24
Igor Stravinsky
L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird)
1. Introduction
Tableau 1
2. Kashchei’s enchanted garden
3. Appearance of the Firebird pursued by Ivan Tsarevich
4. The Firebird’s dance
5. Prince Ivan captures the Firebird
6. Supplication of the Firebird
7. The Princesses’s game with the golden apples
8. Sudden appearance of Prince Ivan
9. The Princesses’s round-dance
10. Daybreak – Prince Ivan enters Kashchei’s palace
11. Magic carillon – appearance of Kashchei’s guardian monsters – capture of Prince Ivan
12. Dance of Kashchei’s retinue under the Firebird’s spell
13. Infernal dance of all Kashchei’s subjects
14. Lullaby (the Firebird) – Kashchei awakes – death of Kashchei – darkness
Tableau 2
15. Dissolution of palace and Kashchei’s spells – animation of the petrified warriors – general rejoicing
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati

CD25
Igor Stravinsky
Petrouchka
1. Tableau 1 The Shrovetide
2. Tableau 2 In Petrouchka’s room
3. Tableau 3 In the Moor’s room
4. Tableau 4 The Shrovetide fair
Le Sacre du Printemps
5. Part 1 L’Adoration de la terre
6. Part 2 Le Sacrifice
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati

CD26
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping Beauty
Prologue
1. Introduction
2. No.1 Marche
3. No.2 Scene dansante: Entree des fees – No.3 Pas de six
04. Introduction
Adagio
5. Variation 1 Candide
6. Variation 2 Coulante, fleur de farine
7. Variation 3 Fee aux miettes
8. Variation 4 Canari qui chante
9. Variation 5 Violente
10. Variation 6 La Fee des lilas
11. Coda
12. No.4 Finale
Act I
13. No.5 Scene
14. No.6 Valse
15. No.7 Scene – No.8 Pas d’action
16. Adagio
17. Danse des demoiselles d’honneur et des pages
18. Variation d’Aurore (Mincho Minchev, violin)
19. Coda
20. No.9 Finale
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD27
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping Beauty
Act II
Scene 1
1. No.10 Entr’acte et scene
2. No.11 Colin-Maillard
3. No.12
4. No.13 Farandole
5. No.14 Scene – No.15
6. Pas d’action: Aurore et Desire (Francisco Gabarro, cello)
7. Variation d’Aurore
8. Coda
9. No.16 Scene
10. No.17 Panorama
11. No.18 Entr’acte (Mincho Minchev, violin)
Scene 2
12. No.19 Entr’acte symphonique (Le Sommeil, Sleep, Der Schlaf) et Scene
13. No.20 Finale
Act III
14. No.21 Marche
15. No.22 Polacca
16. No.23 Pas de quatre
17. Variation 1 La Fee-Or
18. Variation 2 La Fee-Argent
19. Variation 3 La Fee-Saphir
20. Variation 4 La Fee-Diamant
21. Coda
22. No.24 Pas de caractere: Le Chat botte et la chatte blanche
23. No.25 Pas de quatre
24. Variation 1 Cendrillon et Fortune
25. Variation 2 L’Oiseau bleu et la Princesse Florine
26. Coda
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD28
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping Beauty
No.26 Pas de caractere
1. Chaperon Rouge et le Loup
2. Cendrillon et Fortune
3. No.27 Pas Berrichon: LePetit Poucet, ses freres et l’ogre –
No.28 Pas de deux: Aurore et Desire
4. Entree
5. Adagio
6. Variation 1 Desire
7. Variation 2 Aurore
8. Coda
9. No.29 Sarabande – No.30
10. Finale
11. Apotheose
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Giacomo Meyerbeer, arr. Constant Lambert
Les Patineurs
12. Entree
13. Pas seul – Pas de deux
14. Ensemble
15. Pas de trois
16. Duo
17. Pas des patineurs
18. Finale
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

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CD29
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake
Act I
1. No.1 Scene (Allegro giusto)
2. No.2 Valse (Tempo di valse)
3. No.3 Scene (Allegro moderato)
4. No.4 Pas de trois
5. No.5 Pas de deux (Chantal Juillet, violin)
6. No.6 Pas d’action (Andantino quasi moderato – Allegro)
7. No.7 Sujet
8. No.8 Danse des coupes
9. No.9 Finale (Andante)
Act II
10. No.10 Scene (Moderato)
11. No.11 Scene (Allegro moderato – Moderato – Allegro vivo)
12. No.12 Scene (Allegro – Moderato assai quasi andante)
13. No.13 Danses des cygnes (Chantal Juillet, violin / Guy Fouquet, cello)
Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
Dorothy Weldon Masella – Harp
James Thompson – Cornet
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

CD30
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake
Act III
1. No.15 Allegro giusto
2. No.16 Danses du corps de ballet et des nains
3. No.17 Scene: Sortie des invites et valse
4. No.18 Scene (Allegro – Allegro giusto)
5. No.19 Pas de six
6. Numero supplementaire: Pas de deux (Chantal Juillet, violin)
7. No.20 Danse hongroise
8. No.20a Numero supplementaire (Solo violin: Chantal Juillet)
9. No.21 Danse espagnole (Allegro non troppo. Tempo di bolero)
10. No.22 Danse napolitaine (Allegro moderato – Andantito quasi moderato – Presto)
11. No.23 Mazurka (Tempo di mazurka)
12. No.24 Scene (Allegro – Valse – Allegro vivo)
Act IV
13. No.25 Entr’acte (Moderato)
14. No.26 Scene (Allegro non troppo)
15. No.27 Danses des petits cygnes (Moderato)
16. No.28 Scene (Allegro agitato – Molto meno mosso – Allegro vivace)
17. No.29 Scene finale (Andante – Allegro agitato – Alla breve. Moderato e maestoso – Moderato)
Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
Dorothy Weldon Masella – Harp
James Thompson – Cornet
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

CD31
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker
1. Overture
Act I
Scene 1
2. No.1 The Christmas tree
3. No.2 March
4. No.3 Children’s galop and entry of the parents
5. No.4 Drosselmeyer’s arrival and distribution of presents
6. No.5 Scene: The Nutcracker
7. Grandfather Dance
8. No.6 Scene: Departure of the guests – Night
9. No.7 Scene: The battles
Scene 2
10. No.8 Scene: A pine forest in Winter
11. Scene and waltz of the Snowflaks
Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov

CD32
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker
Act II
1. No.10 Scene: The enchanted palace of the kingdom of sweets
2. No.11 Scene: Arrival of Clara and the Nutcracker –
No.12 Divertissement
3. _ a. Chocolate: Spanish dance
4. _ b. Coffee: Arabian dance
5. _ c. Tea: Chinese dance
6. _ d. Russian dance
7. _ e. Dance of the reed-pipes
8. _ f. Mother Stork and the clowns
9. No.13 Waltz of the flowers
No.14 Pas de deux
10. The prince and the sugar-plum fairy
11. Variation 1 Tarantella
12. Variation 2 Dance of the sugar-plum fairy
13. Coda
14. Final waltz
15. Apotheosis
Eugene Onegin – ballet music
16. Entr’acte
17. Valse
18. Polonaise
Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov

CD33
Giuseppe Verdi
1. Otello – ballet music
2. Don Carlos – “La peregrina” (Solo violin: Giovanni Adamo)
3. Aida – Marcia e ballabile
4. Macheth – ballet music
I vespri siciliani – “Le quattro stagioni”
5. L’inverno
6. La primavera
7. L’estate
8. L’autunno
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

CD34
Ballet Gala
Leon Minkus, arr. Peter March
1. Grand pas Paquita
Cesare Pugni, arr. Peter March
2. Pas de quatre
Jacques Offenbach
3. Le Papillon
Leon Minkus, arr. Peter March
4. Pas de deux Don Quixote
Riccardo Drigo, arr. John Lanchbery
5. Pas de deux Le Corsaire
English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

CD35
Ballet Gala
Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
1. Pas classique
Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, arr. Constant Lambert
2. Les Rendez-vous
Riccardo Drigo, arr. Peter March
3. Pas de deux Diane et Acteon
Domenico Scarlatti, arr. Vincenzo Tommasini
4. The Good-humoured Ladies
Ambroise Thomas
5. Francoise de Rimini
English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

WONDERFUL!

This is a great buy containing excellent selections that are very well recorded with very respectable performances, performers and musicians. I am a happy and proud owner of this great sounding box set. Oh yes, for you packaging devotees, this one is quite adequate.

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  2. Definitely like ballet music. So sweeping and graceful. Thanks!

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