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Fille mal Gardée: the Gorsky pas de deux music for piano

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The short version This post started out as a bit of excitement at finding that the source for the Gorsky Fille mal gardée pas de deux male solo was Czibulka’s Scène de ballet Op. 268 (1882), and that it was available, … Continue reading

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Historical dance resources page (Richard Powers)

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Now and again I come across resources on the web that make me wonder how it was possible to have missed them all this time. Richard Powers’ website about historical dance is one of those. I was looking for an … Continue reading

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Drigo’s “Reveil de Flore” piano score online

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Thanks to Patty Noel who alerted me to the fact that Harvard now have this available online digitally. We’d both previously searched high and low for it without success, but then it seemed to suddenly appear. As always with Drigo, … Continue reading

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Sources for the “Esmeralda” pas de deux

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One of the oddities about the ballet repertoire is that the more famous and frequently performed the piece, the more tricky its musical history, like the  “Black Swan” Pas de Deux, for example, which does not exist in Tchaikovsky’s original … 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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A year of ballet playing cards #37: A grand polonaise by Nápravník

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Download the Polonaise by Nápravník  (free pdf) Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards You’d think that if ballet teachers have a mental model of how a polonaise goes, this would be a distillation of all the polonaises they’d … Continue reading

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