Tchaikovsky's Ballets: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's Ballets: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker

by Roland John Wiley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198162499

ISBN-13: 9780198162490

Pub. Date: 05/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Tchaikovsky's Ballets combines a detailed and thorough analysis of the music of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Nutcracker with descriptions of the first productions of these works in Imperial Russia. A background chapter on the ballet audience, the collaboration of composer and balletmaster, and Moscow of the 1860's leads into an account of the first production of

Overview

Tchaikovsky's Ballets combines a detailed and thorough analysis of the music of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Nutcracker with descriptions of the first productions of these works in Imperial Russia. A background chapter on the ballet audience, the collaboration of composer and balletmaster, and Moscow of the 1860's leads into an account of the first production of Swan Lake in 1877. A discussion of theater reforms initiated by the Director of the Imperial Theaters prepares the reader for a study of the still-famous 1890 St. Petersburg production of Sleeping Beauty. Wiley then explains how the Nutcracker, produced just two years after Sleeping Beauty, was seen in a much less favorable light than it is now. Separate chapters are devoted to the music of each ballet and translations of published libretti, choreographer's instructions to the composer, and the balletmaster's plans for Sleeping Beauty and the Nutcracker are reproduced in appendices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198162490
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.27(d)

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