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World of Ballet

World of Ballet

(Australia - Import)
  • By Anatole Fistoulari
  • Release 19/11/2010
  • Media Format CD
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Price: €15.17

Product Notes

The music on this pair of CDs falls into one of two categories: ballet music from an opera, or ballet music that was not originally intended for dancing at all, but that was subsequently adapted for that purpose. (The exception is Don Quixote, a full-length ballet with an original score.) Many famous conductors had unusual lives, but the life of Anatole Fistoulari (1907-1995) was more unusual than most. When he was just seven, he conducted a performance of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony in his native city of Kiev. At thirteen, he conducted Saint-Saens's Samson and Delilah in Bucharest. While a young man, he travelled throughout Europe and North America, accompanying bass Feodor Chaliapin and conducting the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Escaping the European mainland in World War II, he came to England, where he soon married Gustav Mahler's sole surviving daughter, Anna, and was named principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He became a British citizen in 1948. Under a re.

Details

Title: World of Ballet
Release Date: 19/11/2010
Label: Eloquence Australia
Number of Discs: 2
Media Format: CD
UPC: 028948023912
Item #: SRD802391