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Music from the Russian Ballet

David Nixon joins Charles Hazlewood to explore Russian Ballet. With music from Tchaikovsky's three ballet's, Stravinsky's Petrushka, Gliere's The Red Poppy and Shostakovich's The Golden Age.

Charles Hazlewood is joined by David Nixon, Artistic Director of the Northern Ballet Theatre, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for an exploration of key moments in the evolution of the Russian Ballet. They travel from the time of ballet-master Petipa and composer Tchaikovsky in the 1870s through the ground-breaking contributions of impressario Diaghilev and composer Stravinsky in the early years of the 20th century to the new wave of 'realistic' ballets in the Soviet Union.

The music comes from Tchaikovsky's three ballet's, Stravinsky's Petrushka, Gliere's The Red Poppy and Shostakovich's The Golden Age

Recorded in St. David's Hall, Cardiff.

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Music Played

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake (Op. 20)

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Sleeping Beauty (Op. 66)

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Op. 71)

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Petrushka

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  • Reinhold Moritzevich Glière - Krasny mak (The Red Poppy) (Op. 70)

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Golden Age (Op. 22)

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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