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A long time ago, my friend and colleague Susie Cooper and I had a lot of fun trying to think of the worst possible music for certain exercises in a ballet class. First in our list was  the Song of the Volga Boatmen for battements fondus, since it’s so leaden, minor, low, and weary, just like heaving barges is, I guess. I think it would be a shame not to share this awfulness with the world. I’ve tried to make it as bad as possible. If you have any terrible ideas that I could help realise an album for The World’s Worst Ballet Class, do let me know.

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And to Eddie who commented on this post with a personal view on “the worst ballet class music in the world” – sorry I can’t publish your post, but I agree with you entirely!

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Jonathan Still, ballet pianist