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Kenneth MacMillan celebration

Katie Derham explores the adventurous choreography of Sir Kenneth MacMillan 25 years after his death, with Dame Monica Mason and Edward Watson.

Katie Derham explores the adventurous choreography of Sir Kenneth MacMillan 25 years after his death, in conversation with the former director of the Royal Ballet Dame Monica Mason and the Royal Ballet principal dancer Edward Watson, uncovering the key elements of Macmillan's style and the importance of narrative in his works. The classic score of the week is Stravinsky's The Fairy's Kiss, which Macmillan choreographed in 1960.

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Sat 9 Dec 2017 15:00

Music Played

  • Jules Massenet

    Marche des princesses (Cendrillon)

    Orchestra: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Jean.
    • MARCO POLO : 8223354.
    • MARCO POLO.
    • 9.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Balcony scene (Romeo & Juliet)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • PHILIPS : 464726 2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 18.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Sacrificial Dance (Rite of Spring)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 415 854 2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 17.
  • Franz Liszt

    Harmonies du soir (Transcendental Etude No.11)

    Performer: Freddy Kempf.
    • BIS : CD 1210.
    • BIS.
    • 11.
  • Brian Elias

    The Judas Tree

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Abschied (Das Lied von der Erde)

    Singer: Marjana Lipovšek. Orchestra: Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • DECCA : 440 314 2.
    • DECCA.
    • 6.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    A Village Fete (The Fairy's Kiss)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
    • Hyperion : CDA 67697.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Scott Joplin

    Elite Syncopations

    Performer: Joshua Rifkin.
    • Nonesuch : 755979447 2.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 3.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Dance of the Reedpipes - The Nutcracker

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • DECCA : 417400-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 9.

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