Naxos 25th Anniversary. Great Ballet (10 CD box set FLAC)
Naxos 25th Anniversary. Great Ballet (10 CD box set FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Naxos
Size: 3.24 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01 Adam: Giselle
Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)
Gisele (Highlights)
Giselle ou Les Wilis
Ballet-pantomime in two acts

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Mogrelia

01. Act I: Introduction
02. Act I: Entree joyeuse des vendangeurs et vendangeuses (Entry of the Grape – Pickers)
03. Act I: Entree de Loys
04. Act I: Entree de Giselle
05. Act I: Retour de la vendange et valse (The Grape – Pickers Return)
06. Act I: Marche des vignerons (Grape – Pickers’ March)
07. Act I: Pas seul – Pas de deux des jeunes paysans
08. Act I: Polacca
09. Act I: Andante
10. Act I: Allegretto pesante
11. Act I: Allegro un peu loure
12. Act I: Galop general
13. Act I: Finale du 1er Acte et Scene de folie (Finale of Act 1 and Mad Scene)
14. Act II: Introduction, halte des chasseurs et apparition des feux follets (The Huntsmen Rest…)
15. Act II: Apparition de Myrthe et evocation magique (Myrthe Appears – Magical Evocation)
16. Act II: Entree d’Hilarion, scene et fugue des Wilis – Grand pas de duex
17. Act II: Adagio
18. Act II: Variation 1: Andante
19. Act II: Variation 2: Andante moderato
20. Act II: Valse
21. Act II: Ensemble des Wilis
22. Act II: Finale
23. Act II: Lever du soleil et arrivee de la cour (Sunrise and the Arrival of the Court)

CD 02 Delibes: Coppelia & Sylvia
Léo Delibes (1836-1891)
Coppélia (Highlights)
Sylvia (Highlights)

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Mogrelia

01. Act I: Prelude
02. Act I: Valse
03. Act I: Mazurka
04. Act I: Theme slave varie
05. Act I: Czardas – Danse hongroise
06. Act II: Musique des automates
07. Act II: Scene
08. Act II: Valse de la poupee
09. Act III: Marche de la cloche, Fete de la cloche – Divertissement
10. Act III: Valse des heures
11. Act III: L’aurore
12. Act III: Variation
13. Act III: Danse de fete
14. Act III: Galop final
15. Act I: Prelude
16. Act I: Valse lente
17. Act I: Scene
18. Act I: Cortege rustique
19. Act III: Marche
20. Act III: Cortege de Bacchus
21. Act III: Divertissement: Pizzicati
22. Act III: Divertissement: Andante
23. Act III: Divertissement: Pas des esclaves
24. Act III: Divertissement: Variation – Valse
25. Act III: Divertissement: Strette – Galop

CD03 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Peter Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Swan Lake (Highlights)

Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Dmitry Yablonsky

01. Introduction
02. Act I: Scene
03. Act I: Waltz
04. Act I: Pas de trois: Intrada
05. Act I: Pas de trois: Allegro semplice – Presto
06. Act I: Pas de trois: Moderato
07. Act I: Pas de trois: Allegro
08. Act I: Pas de trois: Coda: Allegro vivace
09. Act I: Dance of the goblets
10. Act I: Finale: Flight of the Swans
11. Act II: Dances of the swans: I. Tempo di valse
12. Act II: Dances of the swans: II. Moderato assai
13. Act II: Dances of the swans: IV. Allegro moderato
14. Act II: Dances of the swans: V. Andante – Allegro
15. Act II: Dances of the swans: VII. Coda: Allegro vivace
16. Act II: Scene: Moderato
17. Act III: Allegro giusto
18. Act III: Dance of the corps de ballet and dwarves
19. Act III: Arrival of the guests and waltz
20. Act III: Mazurka
21. Act III: Scene: Allegro
22. Act IV: Dance of the cygnets: Moderato
23. Act IV: Allegro agitato
24. Act IV: Finale

CD 04 Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty
Peter Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Sleeping Beauty (Highlights)

Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice
Conductor Andrew Mogrelia

01. Introduction
02. Le Prologue: Marche – Entree du Roi Florestan et sa cour (Entrance of King Florestan and Court)
03. Le Prologue: Scene dansante – Entree des fees bonnes (Entrance of the Good Fairies)
04. Le Prologue: Pas de six: Adagio
05. Le Prologue: Coulante, Fleur de Farine (Variation II)
06. Le Prologue: Fee aux Miettes (Variation III)
07. Le Prologue: Canari qui chante (Variation IV)
08. Le Prologue: Violente (Variation V)
09. Le Prologue: Fee des Lilas (Variation VI)
10. Le Prologue: Coda
11. Act I: Valse
12. Act I: Pas d’action: Adagio (Rose Adagio)
13. Act I: Coda
14. Act I: Finale
15. Act II: The Vision and the Sleeping Beauty Awakened: Entr’acte et Scene
16. Act II: Panorama
17. Act II: Entr’acte symphonique (Le Sommeil) et Scene – The Sleep
18. Act II: Finale
19. Act III: The Wedding: Marche – Festive Procession
20. Act III: Polacca – Cortege des Contes de Fees (The Good Fairies)
21. Act III: Pas de quatre: Introduction
22. Act III: La Fee – Argent (Variation II)
23. Act III: La Fee – Diamant (Variation IV)
24. Act III: Pas de quatre – Adagio
25. Act III: Cendrillon et le Prince Fortune (Variation I) (Cinderella and Prince Fortune)
26. Act III: Coda
27. Act III: Apotheose

CD 05 Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
Peter Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Nutcracker (Highlights)

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Ondrej Lenard

01. Act I: Overture
02. Act I: Scene: Decorating the Christmas Tree
03. Act I: March
04. Act I: Scene: Galop for the Children
05. Act I: Scene dansante
06. Act I: Scene and Grandfather’s Dance
07. Act I: Scene
08. Act I: Waltz of the Snowflakes
09. Act II: Divertissements
10. Act II: Waltz of the Flowers
11. Act II: Pas de deux: The Sugar – Plum Fairy and Prince Orgead
12. Act II: Closing Waltz and Apotheosis

CD 06 Glazunov: The Seasons / Raymonda
Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)
Vremena goda (The Seasons), Op. 67 The Seasons
Raymonda, Op. 57 (Excerpts)

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Ondrej Lenard
Conductor Alexander Anissimov

01. Winter: Introduction
02. Winter: 4 Variations
03. Winter: Frost
04. Winter: Ice
05. Winter: Hail
06. Winter: Snow
07. Winter: Coda
08. Spring: Scene
09. Summer: Scene
10. Summer: Waltz of the Cornflowers and the Poppies
11. Summer: Barcarolle
12. Summer: Variations
13. Summer: Coda
14. Autumn: Bacchanale and Appearance of the Seasons (Winter – Spring – Bacchanalian Dance – Summer)
15. Autumn: Petit Adagio
16. Autumn: Scent and Apotheosis
17. Act I: Introduction – Premier tableau
18. Act I: Scene I
19. Act I: La traditrice
20. Act I: Grande valse
21. Act I: Pizzicato
22. Act I: Reprise de la valse
23. Act I: Grand Adagio
24. Act I: Valse fantastique
25. Act II: Scene III
26. Act II: Variation I
27. Act II: Variation II
28. Act II: Variation III
29. Act II: Variation IV
30. Act II: Grand pas espagnol
31. Act III: Galop

CD 07 Khachaturian: Gayane & Spartacus / Prokofiev: Cinderella
St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andre Anichanov

Place of Recording: Studio One, St. Petersburg Radio, St. Petersburg
Date of Recording: 1-3 August 1993

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
Spartacus (Suite No 2)

St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andre Anichanov

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Cinderela Suite No 1, Op. 107

Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Theodore Kuchar

01. I. Harvest Holiday
02. II. Dance of the Girls
03. III. Dance of the Boys
04. IV. Choosing the Bride
05. V. Lullaby
06. VI. Sabre Dance
07. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
08. Entrance of the Merchants – Dance of a Roman Courtesan – General Dance
09. Entrance of Spartacus – Quarrel – Treachery of Harmodius
10. Dance of the Pirates
11. I. Introduction
12. II. Pas de Chale
13. III. Quarrel
14. IV. Fairy Godmother and Winter Fairy
15. V. Mazurka
16. VI. Cinderella Goes to the Ball
17. VII. Cinderella’s Waltz
18. VIII. Midnight

CD 08 Mogrelia: Romeo and Juliet
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (Highlights)

Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Mogrelia

01. Act I: Introduction
02. Act I: The Street Wakens
03. Act I: Morning Dance
04. Act I: The Young Juliet
05. Act I: Masks
06. Act I: Dance of the Knights
07. Act I: Mercutio
08. Act I: Madrigal
09. Act I: Gavotte
10. Act I: Balcony Scene
11. Act I: Romeo’s Variation
12. Act I: Love Dance
13. Act II: Dance with Mandolins
14. Act II: Romeo at Friar Laurence’s
15. Act II: Public Merrymaking
16. Act II: The Duel
17. Act II: Death of Mercutio
18. Act II: Finale
19. Act III: Introduction
20. Act III: Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell
21. Act III: Aubade
22. Act IV: Juliet’s Funeral
23. Act IV: Juliet’s Death

CD 09 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Stravinsky: Firebird
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Daphnis et Chloé (Highlights)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Firebird (Suite)

Leipzig MDR Radio Choir
Lyon National Orchestra
Conductor Jun Markl
Place of Recording: Auditorium de Lyon, Lyon, France
Date of Recording: 15-17 January, 11 February 2008

Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Alexander Rahbari
Place of Recording: Concert Hall of Belgian Radio and Television, Brussels
Date of Recording: 18-20 January 1990

01. Part I: Introduction
02. Part I: Danse religieuse
03. Part I: Les jeunes filles attirent Daphnis – Danse generale
04. Part I: Daphnis s’approche tendrement de Chloe
05. Part I: Danse grotesque de Dorcon
06. Part I: Danse legere et gracieuse de Daphnis
07. Part I: Danse de Lyceion
08. Part I: Une lumiere irreelle enveloppe le paysage
09. Part I: Danse lente et mysterieuse
10. Part I: Derriere la scene, on entend des voix
11. Part II: Anime et tres rude
12. Part II: Danse suppliante de Chloe
13. Part III: Aucun bruit que le murmure des ruisselets amasses par la rosee qui coule des roches
14. Part III: Chloe figure la jeune nymphe errant das la prairie
15. Part III: Devant l’autel des Nymphes – Danse generale
16. I. Introduction
17. II. The Firebird
18. III. Firebird Variation
19. IV. Round of the Princesses
20. V. King Kastchei’s Infernal Dance
21. VI. Lullaby
22. VII. Finale

CD 10 Stravinsky: Petrushka & The Rite of Spring
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Petrushka (Suite) 1946 version
Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) 1913 version

Philharmonia Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Robert Craft

01. Tableau I: The Shrove – Tide Fair
02. Tableau I: The Mountebank
03. Tableau I: Russian Dance
04. Tableau II: In Petrushka’s Cell (Impetuoso)
05. Tableau III: The Blackamoor
06. Tableau III: The Ballerina
07. Tableau III: Valse – Ballerina and Blackamoor (Lento cantabile)
08. Tableau IV: The Shrove – Tide Fair
09. Tableau IV: The Dance of the Wet – Nurses
10. Tableau IV: Peasant with Bear
11. Tableau IV: Gypsies and a Rake Vendor
12. Tableau IV: Dance of the Coachmen
13. Tableau IV: Masqueraders
14. Tableau IV: The Scuffle (Blackmoor and Petrushka)
15. Tableau IV: Death of Petrushka
16. Tableau IV: Police and the Juggler
17. Tableau IV: Vociferation of Petrushka’s Ghost
18. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Introduction –
19. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring – Dances of the Young Girls –
20. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of Abduction –
21. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds –
22. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of the River Tribes –
23. Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth
24. Part II: The Sacrifice: Introduction –
25. Part II: The Sacrifice: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls –
26. Part II: The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Chosen One –
27. Part II: The Sacrifice: Evocation of the Ancestors –
28. Part II: The Sacrifice: Ritual Action of the Ancestors –
29. Part II: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance

Ballet was born from the late Renaissance movement in Europe, combining the classical skills of music, dance and drama. Its origins can be traced back to the dance traditions of the nobility in the French and Italian courts of the fifteenth century. The creation of classical ballet as we know it was developed under the auspices of Louis XIV, and was then further refined in France and Russia in the nineteenth century into the hugely influential and highly skilled concert dance form with which we are familiar today. Fittingly this collection starts in France, with one of the most haunting and memorable examples of the ballet form: Adam’s Giselle.
We are then swept along in a whirlwind tour of some of the greatest Russian ballets by such great composers as Prokofiev, Khachaturian and Shostakovich, while no ballet anthology would be complete without Tchaikovsky’s three Romantic masterpieces Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. From Delibes to Stravinsky, this collection amply demonstrates why ballet remains one of the most loved musical genres.

The Great Classics series from Naxos is the perfect introduction to myriad genres of classical music. Comprising both complete and compiled selections from the greatest works in the repertoire, the boxes are bursting with wonderful pieces of music, both recognizable and unfamiliar. The boxes take the listener on a thrilling tour of some of the worlds most dramatic musical media, encompassing music from six centuries and featuring sensational performers. All boxes come with a fascinating booklet with detailed information on the genre itself, chronological placement of each work, and a comprehensive study of the music. A fitting celebration of 25 years of superb music from Naxos, the worlds favourite classical label.

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