Hello Jonathan – I hope all is well, and that you have not forgotten me.
Please contact me and tell me how everything in your life is going.
The music is here at my home waiting for a skillful hand….we are desperate! 🙂
I listened attentively to your latest release of ballet music “Vol. 4”. The track titled “Esmeralda” is in need of comment. This rather famous variation, often called “the tambourine variation”, is actually taken from Romualdo Marenco’s score Luigi Manzotti’s 1878 ballet “Sieba”. It was taken to Russia as a “suitcase variation” by the great Virginia Zucchi, and found its way into “La Esmeralda” when Petipa revived the ballet for her in 1886 (Zucchi danced Manzotti’s “Sieba” to great acclaim at La Scala not long before). The variation is almost always incorrectly attributed aither to Drigo or Pugni.
Please get back dear sir! –Adam
hi, i’m searching for the variation music you mentioned…la esmeralda or the tambourine variation. i’ve tried itunes, barnes & noble, and every local shop with a classical selection. any helpful hints? itunes doesn’t seem to know marenco or manzotti and the only esmeralda they can find is from diane & acteon.
This posting is old, but where did you find this book? I’ve been looking for it in al the usual places (amazon etc.), but it’s REALLY expensive.
I got mine from Dance Books. I was fortunate enough to have a review copy because I reviewed it for Dance Now. I’m afraid that wherever you shop, it will be expensive – it’s a huge book, very nicely produced and also an academic title, so subject to that kind of pricing.
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