Maurice Ballet

Utah SO, Maurice Abravanel - Louis Moreau Gottschalk: A Night in the Tropics; Morton Gould: Latin American Symphonette (1995)

Gottschalk: A Night in the Tropics; Morton Gould: Latin American Symphonette (1995)
Reid Nibley, piano; Utah Symphony Orchestra; Maurice Abravanel, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Vanguard Classics | # SVC-9 | Time: 00::

This program offers three lively, colorful, and captivating orchestral works by two United States composers, born almost a century apart. These pieces exhibit the fruitful exchange and flow of musical material between North and South America that has long played a role in popular music, apparent not only in commercial song and dance music using Latin American melodies and rhythms but also in early jazz and blues where tango rhythms are so often heard, as in W. C. Handy's St. Louis Blues. And both Gottschalk in the 1850s, close to the beginning of a creative American musical tradition, and Gould in the 1950s, when such a tradition had flowered considerably, show a combination of seriousness of approach with a popular touch.
The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble, Maurice Peress - George Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (1992) Reissue 2010

George Antheil - Ballet Mécanique (1992) Reissue 2010
A Jazz Symphony; Second Sonata for Violin, Piano and Drum; String Quartet No.1
A recreation of the Carnegie Hall concert from 1927
The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble; conducted by Maurice Peress
Rex Lawson, pianola; Ivan Davis, piano; Mendelssohn String Quartet
Randall Hodgkinson, piano; Charles Castleman, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Early Avant-Garde | Label: Nimbus | # NI 2567 | Time: 01:00:54

George Antheil's avant-garde signature piece, the Ballet Méchanique, created riots in Paris at the Theatre Champs Elysees in June of 1926, and the following April in New York's Carnegie Hall. Even though it was the focus of one of the most written about events in 20th century American music history, it was not to be heard again for 62 years, until American conductor and musicologist Maurice Peress searched out the original score and restaged the 1927 concert in the very same Carnegie Hall on July 12, 1989. This world premiere recording now makes it possible to hear the original which contained Antheil's most advanced ideas; a futurist, machine-age, ragtime inspired music, of a complexity beyond human playing capabilities and a conception beyond most music composed in 1925.
Stephane Deneve,  Stuttgart RSO - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2016)

Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé; Valses nobles et sentimentales (2016)
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart SWR; SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart; Stéphane Denève

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: SWR/Naxos | # SWR19004CD | Time: 01:13:26

This third volume of the complete orchestral works by the great French composer Maurice Ravel features his music for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé, his longest work, written for Sergei Diaghalev’s Ballets Russes. The company gave the first performance in 1912. Ravel depicted the characters in the story with great musical delicacy, and the Stuttgart Orchestra reflects this through the attention it gives to the score’s finest nuances. Ravel secures scintillating effects from the large percussion section that he uses, a clear nod to ancient music. The Valses nobles et sentimentales were composed at the same time as the ballet, which makes it an appropriate coupling. The version for piano, clearly linked to Franz Schubert’s similarly named waltzes, was published in 1911, with the orchestral version following one year later. Again the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra gives a thrilling, first class interpretation.
Maurice Jarre: Notre-Dame de Paris - Roland Petit, Yves Saint-Laurent, Teatro alla Scala (2014)

Maurice Jarre: Notre-Dame de Paris - Roland Petit, Yves Saint-Laurent, Teatro alla Scala (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 25995 kbps; 29,970 fps | 01:34:19 | 26.24 GB
Audio1: Italian DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4097 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: Italian LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: English

With Roland Petit’s cool,cabaret-style choreography and chic costumes by Yves Saint Laurent, Notre-Damede Paris has been a modern ballet hit ever since its 1965 premiere. Petit’sdeft condensation of Victor Hugo’s epic and tragic novel is now renewed by twostars of our own time, Roberto Bolle and Natalia Osipova: a stunning tribute toPetit’s genius after his death in 2011. ‘Petit’s Esmeralda is a cousin of hislandmark Carmen, and there is no better enfant terrible to play her today thanNatalia Osipova’ (Financial Times); Bolle ‘manages to instill Quasimodowith a tragic air that is both fierce and tender’ (Herald Tribune).
Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker ( Complete Ballet  ) -  Swan Lake ( Suite ) -  Abravanel - Utah Symphony  [CD 1996]

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet) - SwanLake ( Suite )
Maurice Abravanel - Utah Symphony Orchestra

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans | 111 Min. | 598 MB
Label : Vanguard Classics / Catalogue : SVC-52/53 /
Ballet Suite / L P Released in 1961-67

Don't be put off that this Nutcracker is played by the Utah Symphony. It is first class in every way in the glorious sound that Vanguard lavished on the orchestra.Maurice Abravanel was one of the most significant theater conducters of the 20th century. You can feel immediately that he grasps the balletic nature as well as the symphonic majesty of Tchaikovsky's score. The interpretation is brisk, light, nimble, well balanced and masterfully cohesive. Right from the beginning of the overture you will understand what I mean! The playing of the Utah Symphony is transparent, clean, and full of color. You can tell they enjoy playing it! I bought this recording years ago on Vanguard Everyman LPs. The CD transfer is excellent. Grab the it while you can still get it!
-Amazon-
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Abravanel - Utah Symphony ( Complete Ballet ) [ CD 1993]

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake ( Complete Ballet )
Maurice Abravanel - Utah Symphony Orchestra

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans | 105 Min. | 536 MB
Label : Vanguard Classics / Catalogue : OVC 5008/9 /
Ballet Suite / LP Released in 1967

Never has a ballet recording been so phenomenal and at the same time doesn't quite meet my criteria for selecting the definitive ballet recording–that is, the quality of the recording itself aside, GENERALLY, the music also has to be performed by the orchestra that premiered it and that the orchestra has had a long tradition of playing it. Such is the case with Abravanel's 60s recording of Swan Lake.
- By Gary -
Maurice Ravel: Ravel: Bolero • Rhapsodie • Daphnis et Chloé • Pavane - Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Maurice Ravel: Ravel: Bolero • Rhapsodie Espagnole • Daphnis et Chloé: Suite 2 • Pavane pour une infante défunte
Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~253 Mb
Serge Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel – Peter and the Wolf, L’enfant et les Sortileges

Serge Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel – Peter and the Wolf, L’enfant et les Sortileges
XviD 2188/2407 | AR 16:9/4:3 | 720x416 / 704x544 / 25 fps | MP3 178vbr | covers+booklet | 30m/51m | 575/992mb | English/German (2-stream in Peter)+ Dut, Fr .srt/French (in Enfant)+Dut, En, Fr, Ger .srt
2002 | label: Arthaus/cat.nr. 100102 | Classical/ballet/early 20th century

Maurice (1987)  Video

Posted by Without at Sept. 10, 2017
Maurice (1987)

Maurice (1987)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1200x720 | AVC@7410 kb/s | English DTS@1509 kb/s
Subs: English | 6 channels | 2 h 20 min | 8.74 GB
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1792x1080 | AVC@13.0 Mb/s | English DTS@1509 kb/s
Subs: English | 6 channels | 2 h 20 min | 14.2 GB
Genre: Drama, Romance

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (2001)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at May 15, 2017
Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (2001)

Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (2001)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x476 | x264 @ 1587 Kbps | 96 min | 1,24 Gb
Audio: French AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English hardcoded
Genre: Documentary, Music

"Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet" celebrates the legacy one of the best ballet companies in the world by weaving together rehearsals, tour snapshots and performances of classical ballets such as Swan Lake and La Sylphide, as well as contemporary works such as Maurice Bejart's Ninth Symphony, Jiri Kylian's Doux Mensonge (Sweet Lies) and Pierre Darde's Orison. Celebrated filmmaker Nils Tavernier endeavors to understand the psychology of dance by talking candidly with some of the biggest stars in dance today. The film also features interviews with the dancers who explain how and why they endure the emotional and physical hardships of their profession in their intense drive to be on stage.