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I LOVE BALLET - BALLET EDITION (2 CDS)

$ 5.91 $ 12.66

These two richly-filled CDs provide a perfect introduction to the joys of ballet music. Many of ballet's greatest hits and favourites are included: highlights from Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Romeo & Juliet, Giselle, Les Sylphides, Sylvia , Cinderella, La Fille mal gardée, Gayaneh (the soaring theme from the BBC TV drama The Onedin Line) and the charming Tales of Beatrix Potter; the complete ‘Dance of the Hours’ from the opera La Gioconda (made famous by Disney’s Fantasia), the can-can overture from Gaîté Parisienne and the sparkling opening dance from Pineapple Poll (set to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan), two numbers from Façade, and The Dying Swan, so closely identified with the legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova. The impressive line-up of conductors includes Herbert von Karajan, André Previn, Sir Malcolm Sergeant and Sir Charles Mackerras.

Chopin: Les Sylphides
Delibes: Sylvia: Suite
Hérold: La Fille mal gardée
Khachaturian: Sabre Dance from Gayane
Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux: Le Cygne
Walton: Façade


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