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Tzigane / Andante, Divertimento No. 15 / The Four Temperaments / Selections from Jewels / Stravinsky Violin Concerto (DVD)

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1Program One: Tzigane (Ravel)10:47
2Program One: Andante from Divertimento No. 15 (Mozart)8:31
3Program One: The Four Temperaments (Hindemith)30:03
4Program Two: Selections from Jewels: Emeralds / Diamonds (Fauré / Tchaikovsky)19:56
5Program Two: Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Stravinsky)36:17

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

Tzigane, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, Jewels, the Stravinsky Violin Concerto—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.”



Choreography by Balanchine


Music by Maurice Ravel

Costumes by Joe Eula

Principal dancers: Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins and Ensemble

Andante from Divertimento No. 15
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Costumes by Karinska

Principal dancers: Merrill Ashley, Maria Calegari, Susan Pillarre, Stephanie Saland, Marjorie Spohn
With Tracy Bennett, Victor Castelli, Robert Weiss

The Four Temperaments
Music by Paul Hindemith

Principal dancers: (theme 1) Marjorie Spohn, Stephen Caras; (theme 2) Renee Estopinal, David Richardson; (theme 3) Heather Watts, Kipling Houston

Principal dancers: First Variation (Melancholic), Bert Cook; Second Variation (Sanguinic), Merrill Ashley, Daniel Duell; Third Variation (Phlegmatic), Adam Lüders; Fourth Variation (Choleric), Colleen Neary


Selections from Jewels

Music by Gabriel Fauré
from Pelléas et Melisande (1898) and Shylock (1889)

Principal dancers: Merrill Ashley, Gerard Ebitz, Bonita Borne, Daniel Duell, Heather Watts, Karin von Aroldingen, Sean Lavery
With Toni Bentley, Elyse Borne, Jilise Bushling, Lauren Hauser, Lisa Hess, Elise Ingalls, Sandra Jennings, Lourdes Lopez, Leslie Roy, Noelle Shader

Music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
from Symphony No. 3 in D Major, op. 29 (1875)

Principal dancers: Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins

Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Principal dancers: Kay Mazzo, Karin von Aroldingen, Peter Martins, Bart Cook
With Victoria Bromberg, Renee Estopinal, Nina Federova, Linda Homek,
Catherine Morris, Marjorie Spohn, Heather Watts, Garielle Whittle
Tracy Bennett, Victor Castelli, Hermes Conde, Gerard Ebitz, Jay Jolley, David Richardson, Francis Sackett, Paul Sackett



Choreography by George Balanchine

New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet Orchestra
Direct and Conducted by Robert Irving

Directed by Merrill Brockway
Produced by Emile Ardolino
Choreographed and Reconceived for Television by George Balanchine
Recorded at Opryland Productions, Nashville, 1977
Associate Producer: Judy Kinberg
Video Art Director: William Mickley
Lighting by Ralph Holmes
Edited by John J. Godfrey
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 deWilde
Photographs by and © Costas

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