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Chaconne / Prodigal Son / Ballo della Regina / The Steadfast Tin Soldier / Elégie / Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (DVD)

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Track Listing

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1Program One: Chaconne (Gluck)15:57
2Program One: Prodigal Son (Prokofiev)34:01
3Program Two: Ballo della Regina (Verdi)16:40
4Program Two: The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Bizet)10:30
5Program Two: Elégie (Tchaikovsky)10:56
6Program Two: Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tchaikovsky)8:53

News & Reviews

  • New York City Ballet Performs George Balanchine's "Jewels," Piece Featured on Nonesuch "Dance in America" DVD

    The New York City Ballet begins a six-show run of George Balanchine's Jewels, featuring music by Fauré, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky, at Lincoln Center tonight. Two selections from Jewels—"Emeralds" and "Diamonds"—are included in the Nonesuch DVD of the New York City Ballet's 1977 performance from the acclaimed PBS series Dance in America. The Los Angeles Times says the works became "instant classics" when filmed for the series.

About this Album

Chaconne, Prodigal Son, Ballo della Regina, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Elégie, and the Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux—these Balanchine "masterpieces" (New York Times) became "instant classics," wrote the Los Angeles Times, when filmed for the acclaimed PBS series Dance in America, "treasurable—offering an enlightened approach to adapting theatrical dance for television.”

Credits

NEW YORK CITY BALLET
DANCE IN AMERICA

Choreography by Balanchine

PROGRAM ONE

Chaconne
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
from the opera Orphée et Euridice

Design by Peter Harvey
Costumes by Karinska

Principal dancers: Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins
and Ensemble

Prodigal Son
Music by Serge Prokofiev

Scenario by Boris Kochno
Décor by Georges Rouault
Costumes by Esteban Francés and Karinska after George Rouault

The Prodigal Son: Mikhail Baryshnikov
The Siren: Karin von Aroldingen
The Father: Shaun O’Brien
The Servants: Tracy Bennett, Laurence Matthews
The Sisters: Carole Divet, Susan Freedman
and Ensemble

PROGRAM TWO

Ballo della Regina
Music from Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi

Costumes by Ben Benson

Principal dancers: Merrill Ashley, Robert Weiss
With Debra Austin, Bonita Borne, Stephanie Saland, Sheryl Ware
and Ensemble

The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Music from Jeux d’Enfants by Georges Bizet
Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen

Scenery and Costumes by David Mitchell

Principal dancers: Patricia McBride, Mikhail Baryshnikov

Elégie
Music from Suite No. 3 in G Minor by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky

Scenic Design by Peter Harvey
Costumes by Nicholas Benois

Principal dancers: Karin von Aroldingen, Sean Lavery
With Maria Calegari, Carole Divet, Nina Fedorova, Susan Freedman   Lourdes Lopez, Carol-Marie Strizak

Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
Music from Swan Lake by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky

Costumes by Karinska

Principal dancers: Patricia McBride, Mikhail Baryshnikov

PRODUCTION CREDITS

DANCE IN AMERICA

Choreography by George Balanchine

New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet Orchestra
Direct and Conducted by Robert Irving

PROGRAM ONE
Produced by Emile Ardolino and Judy Kinberg
Directed by Merrill Brockway

PROGRAM TWO
Produced by Merrill Brockway and Judy Kinberg
Directed by Emile Ardolino

Choreographed and Reconceived for Television by George Balanchine
Recorded at Opryland Productions, Nashville, 1978
Series Producer: Merrill Brockway
Series Coordinating Producer: Emile Ardolino

Executive Producer: Jac Venza

For The George Balanchine Trust: Barbara Horgan
For Nonesuch Records: Robert Hurwitz
Mastered by MacDonald Moore and Judy Kinberg
Remastered for DVD by Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

Design by Barbara de Wilde
Photographs by and © Costas

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