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Is There A Ballet Of ...

Post by dulcinea » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:45 pm

... the DON QUIXOTE of Strauss?
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Re: Is There A Ballet Of ...

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:07 pm

dulcinea wrote:... the DON QUIXOTE of Strauss?
To paraphrase the rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof, "There is a ballet of everything." If it does not already exist, it is simply an unfinished thought in the mind of some choreographer of the future. :)

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Re: Is There A Ballet Of ...

Post by piston » Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:08 pm

Apparently, Strauss and Krauss agreed that:
die Musik kleine Moglichkeit fur eine tanzerische Ausdeutung gibt und sie doch viel zu symphonisch ist.
music is too symphonic with little possibility for dance interpretation.
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Post by John F » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:42 pm

Strauss and Krauss didn't allow for the possibilities in modern dance. Today, when "Das Lied von der Erde" and the St. Matthew Passion have been choreographed by major ballet companies, nothing is off limits.
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Re: Is There A Ballet Of ...

Post by dulcinea » Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:35 am

John F wrote:Strauss and Krauss didn't allow for the possibilities in modern dance. Today, when "Das Lied von der Erde" and the St. Matthew Passion have been choreographed by major ballet companies, nothing is off limits.
Can you imagine how gut wrenching it would be to watch the last cello solo, where Don Q dies?
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