To: what_not2007; AnAmericanMother
For a long time, choreographers wanted ballet music that didn't get in the way of the dancers showing off their chops. It was Leo Delibes who broke the mold on that tradition with his groudbreaking scores for "Coppelia" and "Sylvia". Then Tchaikovsky took it to the next level with "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty" and "The Nutcracker". Then along came Stravinsky who redefined ballet music once more.
"Giselle" belongs on both sides of the Delibes period, which is why it doesn't rate the same acclaim as the Tchaikovsky scores.
posted on 12/10/2007 11:37:55 AM PST
(A = A)
You are a doctor of music, perhaps?
posted on 12/10/2007 11:44:19 AM PST
Yeah, but the "32 fouettes" are in Swan Lake. Talk about showing off your chops . . . .
posted on 12/10/2007 11:46:26 AM PST
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