Ballet Music

Kristjan Järvi - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Ballet Music (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kristjan Järvi - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Ballet Music (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:03 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake is one of the most popular of all ballets. Fashioned from Russian folk tales, the ballet tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by the curse of evil sorcerer, Odile, the Black Swan. This album presents Tchaikovsky’s immortal ballet music in a new version by conductor Kristjan Järvi. The chronological order of the pieces has been newly arranged to achieve a dramatic arc of tension.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Schubert: Symphonie No. 9 & Rosamunde Ballet Music (1978/2013) [24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Schubert: Symphonie No. 9 & Rosamunde Ballet Music (1978/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 68:12 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

There are those who would argue that the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan was a magnificent instrument for the later Romantics Brahms, Bruckner, Wagner, and Strauss. There are others, however, who would argue that Karajan and the BPO were too magnificent for the earlier Romantics Mendelssohn, Schumann, and especially Schubert. They would say that the lushly, plushly, voluptuously sensual sound of the BPO simply overwhelmed the lighter, brighter, and more lyrical early Romantics. And while a few might concede that the BPO may be acceptable in Mendelssohn’s Italian or Schumann’s Rhenish, even they would say that they were all wrong for Schubert.

Ballet Music: A Handbook  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at March 24, 2017
Ballet Music: A Handbook

Ballet Music: A Handbook (Music Finders) by Matthew Naughtin
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0810886596 | 470 pages | PDF | 17 MB
Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Ballet Music From The Operas (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Ballet Music From The Operas (1960/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 46:20 minutes | 980 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Herbert von Karajan conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in ballet music from the operas Aida, Khovanshchina, Prince Igor, La Gioconda, and Tannhäuser.
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra & Antoni Wit - Moniuszko: Ballet Music (2017)

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra & Antoni Wit - Moniuszko: Ballet Music
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 78:06 min | 179 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Stanisław Moniuszko was Poland’s leading nineteenth-century opera composer, and has been called the man who bridges the gap between Chopin and Szymanowski. In addition to operatic works he also composed purely orchestral music, and this recording reveals that his essentially lyric style could function perfectly in the non-vocal medium. There is thematically memorable music from the comic opera Hrabina (The Countess), as well as enduring Polish-flavoured dance scenes from his most popular and famous stage work, Halka. The spirited Mazurka from Straszny Dwór (The Haunted Manor), Moniuszko’s crowning operatic achievement, draws freely and inventively from his national heritage.

Rumon Gamba - Arnold: Ballet Music (2009)  Music

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.’
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……..
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.
John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet music [2007]

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet music from Alcina, Il pastor fido and Terpsichore [2007]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.51 Gb | Total time: 343:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564 69838-3 | Recorded: 1981, 85, 86

As well as recording for, and eventually publicly falling out with, Deutsche Grammophon, John Eliot Gardiner made a series of recordings for Erato, which Warner Classics are now bundling together at bargain price. Pairing the opera Tamerlano with the joyously exuberant choral setting of Milton (with a disc of ballet music from the operas too) makes no obvious sense, except that both rank among Gardiner's finest Handel performances; and his versions of each (L'Allegro from 1981, Tamerlano from five years later) arguably remain the most recommendable in the current catalogue. The cast in Tamerlano is led by a pair of outstanding counter tenors, Derek Ragin and Michael Chance, then both at the start of their careers, with tenor Nigel Robson as Bajazet, while the soloists in L'Allegro include Marie McLaughlin, Jennifer Smith and Martyn Hill; dramatic energy and vitality course through both performances.
(Andrew Clements)
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.