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Anatole Fistoulari

The World of Ballet (2CD)

The music on this pair of CDs falls into one of two categories: ballet music from an opera, or ballet music that was not originally intended for dancing at all, but that was subsequently adapted for that purpose. (The exception is Don Quixote, a full-length ballet with an original score.)

CD 1
1 VERDI: Aida: ballet music
2 MUSSORGSKY: Khovanshchina: Dance of the Persian Slaves
3 SAINT-SAENS: Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale
4 ROSSINI: William Tell: ballet music
5-13 J. STRAUSS II/DORATI: Graduation Ball

CD 2
1 WEBER/BERLIOZ: Invitation to the dance
2 MINKUS: Don Quixote: Pas de deux
3-8 LECOCQ: La fille de Madame Angot: ballet music
9-18 WALTON: Facade: suites.

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra (CD1: 1-4)
New Symphony Orchestra (CD1: 5-13, CD2: 1-2)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (CD2: 13-18)
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