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Soviet Ballets

Katie Derham uncovers aesthetics and experimental ideas of new ballets in the Soviet Union after 1917, especially by Shostakovich, collaborating with choreographer Fyodor Lopukhov.

Katie Derham uncovers the music and aesthetics of the new ballets in the Soviet Union after 1917, with experimental ideas being produced during the 1920s and 30s, especially by Dmitri Shostakovich in collaboration with the choreographer Fyodor Lopukhov. With David Nice and Judith Mackrell. The Classic Score of the Week is Khachaturian's Spartacus.

Part of Breaking free: A Century of Russian Culture.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Alexander Glazunov

    La tradice (Raymonda)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Viktor Fedotov.
    • IMP CLASSICS : 3036600067.
    • IMP CLASSICS.
    • 3.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Scene 1: Swan Theme (Swan Lake)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: James Levine.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 437 8062.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Danse Russe (Petrushka)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Eliahu Inbal.
    • Teldec : 2292-46327-2.
    • Teldec.
    • 1.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Polka (The Golden Age)

    Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS : 0394293.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.4 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 469002 2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.4 (finale)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 469002 2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella (Vivo; Tempo di minuetto; Allegro assai)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon: 423889 2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 17.
  • Reinhold Moritzevich Glière

    The Russian Sailor's Dance (The Red Poppy)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Edward Downes.
    • CHANDOS CHAN 106795X.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 11.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Act 2, Football (Golden Age)

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 9251.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 22.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Golden Age (Act 3, extract)

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 9251.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 14.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Workers' Pantomime (The Bolt)

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 9343.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 16.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Members of the Young Communist League (The Bolt)

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 9343.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 25.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Limpid Stream (Entr'acte)

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 9423.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 6.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Limpid Stream (Act 2, Adagio)

    Performer: Ib Lanzky-Otto. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 9423.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 16.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Spartacus (Dance of Gaditanae and Victory of Spartacus)

    Performer: Sergei Girshenko. Orchestra: Bol'shoi Simfonicheskiy Orkestr. Conductor: Alexander Lazarev.
    • ERATO : 8573 89237 2.
    • ERATO.
    • 13.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Sleeping Beauty (Waltz)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • PHILLIPS : 4349222.
    • PHILLIPS.
    • 7.

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