Saturday, 9 June 2007

Performed on 31 May 2007: Neopolitanian Dance



P.I. Tchaikovsky's Neopolitanian Dance (from Swan Lake) (arranged by G. Mouzyka). Performed by d'Bassists on 31 May 2007 at Esplanade Concourse. Title of performance: Esplanade Presents: At the Concourse: Basso Bravo!


Swan Lake is a ballet scored by Tchaikovsky. It is based on German folktales. The storyline goes like this: Odette, who has been changed into a swan by Rothbath, draws the attention of Prince Siegfried. Prince Siegfried is subsequently seduced by Rothbath’s daughter, Odile, as a black swan.

Swan Lake was the first time Tchaikovsky was to complete a composition for the ballet. To familiarize himself with the demands of the art form he studied the ballet music of the period.

Neopolitanian Dance is originally written for a trumpet solo.


References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_Lake
http://www.balletmet.org/Notes/SwanHist.html
http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/historyofballet/a/swanlakeproa.htm

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