Monthly Archives: August 2018

Tia DeNora, affordances, and more on the lyrical waltz

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In a previous post about the so-called “lyrical waltz” (a term sometimes used by some ballet teachers) I took a long time to come to the conclusion that perhaps “lyrical” in this instance is not so much a quality of … Continue reading

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“They would have…” — Coppélia, Scotch snaps and class (the social kind)

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The Scotch Snap goes to Poland My recent discovery that one of the interpolations in Coppélia for Franz’s variation is from a “Scottish” ballet (Gretna Green, by Guiraud) encouraged me to re-watch Philip Tagg’s wonderful hour-and-a-quarter long documentary on the so-called Scotch snap. … Continue reading

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Bugatti Step by Jaroslav Ježek, and the joy of musical journeys

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I said it had been a week for finding things: well, it’s not over yet., apparently.  The Bugatti Step As this will be a longish ramble about finding music, I’ll cut to the chase. The Bugatti Step by Jaroslav Ježek is a … Continue reading

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Grands pas des éventails from Le Corsaire: some piano materials

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A link to the piano score of the Grand pas des éventails in Le Corsaire, and interpolated solo from Pygmalion Continue reading

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Franz’s solo in Coppélia: yet another interpolation (Bol’shoi version)

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Who knows what this is? Answers below! Click here to download Franz’s interpolated solo from Coppélia for piano (free pdf) After I’d finished that last post on teachers and their summer school rep, I wondered whether I’d gone a bit … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #54 (Red Joker): Odalisques from Le Corsaire

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Download Odalisques piano score (free PDF) Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards It’s that time of year again, ballet summer schools season, when teachers are supposed to tell you in advance what they are going to do in … Continue reading

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