Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty

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Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CD 1002243
  • Recorded: 1980
  • Release: 2014

Firma Melodiya presents a complete recording of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty. This ballet was finished in 1889 and has been one of the greatest masterpieces of musical and ballet art for more than a hundred years now. Tchaikovsky created the ballet in association with the outstanding ballet master Marius Petipa who later worked on The Nutcracker as well. "The matter is not only about slapping up some commonplace ballet music. I have the impudence to conceive a genre masterpiece", Tchaikovsky wrote. The Sleeping Beauty stands out not only for its perfect synthesis of music and choreography inspired by the plot of Charles Perrot's fairy tale. Tchaikovsky created a new type of "symphonized ballet" where the images evolve and the main idea of the victory of good over evil is realized through musical means. This is what makes The Sleeping Beauty so popular in concerts too, where it, as a rule, sounds as a symphonic suite. This recording made in 1980 by the USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov as part of the Anthology of Russian Symphonic Music presents a complete score of Tchaikovsky' ballet, including the numbers usually omitted in the choreographic productions. You have a chance to hear a truly remarkable performance of The Sleeping Beauty as it was conceived by the composer.

Track list

  • 1 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Introduction 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    3:11
  • 2 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 1 March 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    4:52
  • 3 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 2 Dance Scene 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    4:34
  • 4 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 3 Pas de six - Introduction 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    0:47
  • 5 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 3 Pas de six - Adagio 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    4:45
  • 6 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 3 Pas de six - Variation I, Fairy Candide 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    1:15
  • 7 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 3 Pas de six - Variation II, Fairy Fleur de Farine 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    0:33
  • 8 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 3 Pas de six - Variation III, Bread Crumb Fairy 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    1:01
  • 9 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 3 Pas de six - Variation IV, Fairy Twittering Canary 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    0:34
  • 10 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 3 Pas de six - Variation V, Fairy of Violent Passions 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    1:01
  • 11 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 3 Pas de six - Variation VI, Lilac Fairy 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    1:24
  • 12 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 3 Coda 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    1:21
  • 13 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Prologue: No. 4 Finale 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    8:57
  • 14 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: No. 5 Scene 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    7:38
  • 15 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: No. 6 Waltz 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    4:37
  • 16 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: No. 7 Scene 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    1:48
  • 17 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: No. 8 Pas d'Action - Adagio 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    6:45
  • 18 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: No. 8 Pas d'Action - Dance of Maids of Honor and Pages 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    1:57
  • 19 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: No. 8 Pas d'Action - Variation of Auroras 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    4:13
  • 20 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66, Act I: No. 8 Pas d'Action - Coda 
    Yevgeny Svetlanov, Heinrich Fridheim, Fyodor Luzanov, Nadezhda Tolstaya, Vladimir Sokolov, Anatoly Lyubimov, Evgeny Svetlanov, USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Иван Всеволожский, Шарль Перро)
    3:00