Ballet Music

English Chamber Orchestra (Leppard) - Rameau "Le Temple De La Gloire" / Grétry "Suite of Ballet Music" (1967) 24-bit/96kHz

English Chamber Orchestra (Leppard) - Rameau "Le Temple De La Gloire" / Grétry "Suite of Ballet Music" (1967)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 806Mb inc. 5% recovery
FilePost, FileFactory | Classical, Baroque | Circa 1972 UK repress | L'Oiseau-Lyre SOL 297

Raymond Leppard’s pioneering L’Oiseau-Lyre recordings of French Baroque music with the English Chamber Orchestra: the brilliant realisations of Rameau’s Temple de la Gloire suite have seldom been more strikingly performed. Le Temple de la Gloire was a theatrical entertainment to a text by Voltaire, written to celebrate a French victory and at the same time, of course, to glorify Louis XV.

Rumon Gamba - Arnold: Ballet Music (2009)  

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 25, 2015
Rumon Gamba - Arnold: Ballet Music (2009)

Rumon Gamba - Arnold: Ballet Music (2009)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 309 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 181 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10550

Rumon Gamba: ‘Having recorded symphonies and film music by Malcolm Arnold and knowing how well his music is received by audiences around the world, I was surprised that there was no disc dedicated solely to his music for the ballet. The four scores featured here on this disc have such strong musical ideas and dramatic narrative, to say nothing of their sheer beauty and passion, that they come alive as pieces of music in their own right. And such contrasts on this programme – brutality and energy (Electra), sweeping romanticism (Rinaldo and Armida) and humour in all its guises (Sweeney Todd). I particularly enjoyed recording Rinaldo and Armida which deserves its place in the repertoire alongside those ballet scores we hear all too often in the concert hall.’
Joseph Martin Kraus - Aeneas in Carthage - Overtures / Ballet Music / Marches

Joseph Martin Kraus - Aeneas in Carthage - Overtures / Ballet Music / Marches
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | HQ Scans
Naxos | Recorded: 2007 | Released: 2010
Sinfonia Finlandia - Gallois

Joseph Martin Kraus was an innovative 18th Century composer, acclaimed by Haydn as one of the only two geniuses he knew (Mozart was the other). Small wonder that intense interest has been ignited by his forward-looking music, especially the epic six act opera (a prologue and five acts) Aeneas in Carthage, a retelling of the famous story of Dido and Aeneas. Originally intended for the inauguration of the new opera house in Stockholm, the première was delayed for ten years until 1791 allowing Kraus to refine his titanic score into a true magnum opus.
Handel - Terpsicore HWV 8b, Alcina (orchestral parts), Ariodante (ballet music) (Nicholas Mcgegan, Pal Nemeth) (1993)

Handel - Terpsicore HWV 8b, Alcina (orchestral parts), Ariodante (ballet music) (1993)
EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG | 274 MB | CD 61:20 | Complete Scans (jpg)
Classical | Label: Hungaroton Classic, Ltd. | FSonic/FServe

French Ballet Music of the 1920s  

Posted by trackball at Dec. 22, 2008
French Ballet Music of the 1920s

French Ballet Music of the 1920s
Classical | APE + CUE | 1 CD, Covers | 239 MB | TT: 50:47
Date: Aus 1985 | CHANDOS 8356

Kaija Saariaho: Maa - Ballet Music  

Posted by wolfy13 at Dec. 12, 2008
Kaija Saariaho: Maa - Ballet Music

Kaija Saariaho - Maa
Ballet Music in Seven Scenes
Contemporary | 1992 | 73'56 | APE + CUE | 317 MB

Ballet choregraphed by Carolyn Carlson - First performance: 31st October 1991 - Helsinki. Commission from the Ballet of the Finnish National Opera
Members of Les Six et al.  - French Ballet Music of the 1920 (Philharmonia Orch., Geoffrey Simon)

Members of Les Six et al. - French Ballet Music of the 1920 (Philharmonia Orch., Geoffrey Simon)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 343 Mb
Label:Chandos - Date:2005

During the 1920s many French composers reacted against the Wagnerian influences of the late nineteenth century, the impressionism of Debussy, and the dominating atmosphere of the circle round César Franck, and turned instead to the everyday world – the circus, the music hall, the fairground and jazz – for inspiration. The two French ballet scores presented here combine many of these elements and being collaborative efforts, provide a unique cross-section of the work of a dozen composers – some well-known, others barely mentioned in textbooks on the period……..

Shostakovich: The Bolt (Op. 27) - Complete ballet music  

Posted by wolfy13 at Nov. 19, 2008
Shostakovich: The Bolt (Op. 27) - Complete ballet music

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
The Bolt - Op. 27

Classical | 1995 | 2 CD: 71'10 + 75'28 | APE + CUE | 614 MB

Joseph Martin Kraus - Ballet Music  

Posted by alekhno at Nov. 19, 2008
Joseph Martin Kraus - Ballet Music

Joseph Martin Kraus - Ballet Music
Classical | FLAC | 1 CD | Covers | 315 Mb
Joseph Martin Kraus - Fiskarena (The Fisherman Ballet); Pantomimes
Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Petter Sundkvist
Shostakovich: The Golden Age (Op. 22) - Complete ballet music

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
The Golden Age - Op. 22

Classical | 1994 | 2 CD: 68'07 + 65'39 | APE + CUE | 598 MB