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Against the backdrop of it's decors, ballet offers itself up as a spectacle, arousing admiration and enchantment. In the early twentieth century, from the Palais Garnier to the Bolshoi, from the Châtelet to the Mariinsky, the shimmering colors of the orchestra were often combined with the innovative choreography of the Ballets Russes. The music to which these ballets were danced, assigned to illustrious composers, could hardly be for piano, which was tolerated only to accompany the dancers in their rehearsal studios. But is that really the case? If so, then why are there so many piano versions made by the composers themselves, alongside the orchestral ones? Jean- Baptiste Fonlupt answers that question here with dazzling imagination and virtuosity.
Against the backdrop of it's decors, ballet offers itself up as a spectacle, arousing admiration and enchantment. In the early twentieth century, from the Palais Garnier to the Bolshoi, from the Châtelet to the Mariinsky, the shimmering colors of the orchestra were often combined with the innovative choreography of the Ballets Russes. The music to which these ballets were danced, assigned to illustrious composers, could hardly be for piano, which was tolerated only to accompany the dancers in their rehearsal studios. But is that really the case? If so, then why are there so many piano versions made by the composers themselves, alongside the orchestral ones? Jean- Baptiste Fonlupt answers that question here with dazzling imagination and virtuosity.
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Stravinsky Ravel Prokofiev: Ballets
Artist: Jean Fonlupt -Baptiste
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1. Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka I. Russian Dance
2. Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka II. in Petrushka's Room
3. Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka III. the Shrovetide Fair
4. Ravel: La Valse
5. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Ten Pieces for Piano Op.75 (Excerpts) I. Juliet As a Young Girl
6. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Ten Pieces for Piano Op.75 (Excerpts) II. Mercutio
7. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Ten Pieces for Piano Op.75 (Excerpts) III. Montagues and Capulets
8. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Ten Pieces for Piano Op.75 (Excerpts) IV. Romeo and Juliet Before Parting
9. Ravel: Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales I. Modéré. TRES Franc
10. Ravel: Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales II. Assez Lent, Avec Une Expression Intense
11. Ravel: Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales III. Modéré
12. Ravel: Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales IV. Assez Animé
13. Ravel: Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales V. Presque Lent, Dans Un Sentiment Intime
14. Ravel: Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales VI. Vif
15. Ravel: Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales VII. Moins Vif
16. Ravel: Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales VIII. Épilogue, Lent

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Against the backdrop of it's decors, ballet offers itself up as a spectacle, arousing admiration and enchantment. In the early twentieth century, from the Palais Garnier to the Bolshoi, from the Châtelet to the Mariinsky, the shimmering colors of the orchestra were often combined with the innovative choreography of the Ballets Russes. The music to which these ballets were danced, assigned to illustrious composers, could hardly be for piano, which was tolerated only to accompany the dancers in their rehearsal studios. But is that really the case? If so, then why are there so many piano versions made by the composers themselves, alongside the orchestral ones? Jean- Baptiste Fonlupt answers that question here with dazzling imagination and virtuosity.
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