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Roehampton University London Stravinsky the Global Dancer: A Chronology of Choreography to the Music of Igor Stravinsky

All Dance Records.

Dances are ordered by the premiere year of the Dance, then the full performance date of the Dance, then the Dance title.

* - partial use of score.
† - musical collage.


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Premiere Year 1951 
Dance Apollon Musagète 
Choreographer Margaret Scott   
Music Apollon Musagète  1927 - 28; rev. 1947  First Performance: 27 April 1928, Library of Congress, Washington DC 
Ballet in two scenes for string orchestra  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Alex McKenzie 
Company Victorian Ballet Guild 
First Performance 27 April 1951  Melbourne, Australia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Maxwell Collis (Apollo) 
Note For Apollo, three Muses (Polyhymnia, Terpsichore and Calliope), and Leto. Neo-classical style. 
Record 201 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1951 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Gustav Blank   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Josef Fenneker 
Company Ballet of the Städtische Oper Berlin 
First Performance 28 April 1951  Städtische Oper, Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor Artur Rother 
Principal Dancers Suse Preisser (Firebird), Peter van Dijk (Ivan), Margo Ufer (Wassilissa), Michael Egner (Kastchei) 
Note  
Record 202 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1951 
Dance The Cage 
Choreographer Jerome Robbins  1918 - 1998 
Music Concerto in D for string orchestra  1946  First Performance: 27 January 1947, Basel 
  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Ruth Sobotka 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 14 June 1951  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Nora Kaye (The Novice), Yvonne Mounsey ( The Queen), Nicholas Magallanes, Michael Maule (The Intruders) 
Note For 4 soloists and 'Group' of 12 women. 'There occurs in certain forms of insect and animal life, and even in our own mythology, the phenomenon of the female of the species considering the male as prey. The ballet concerns such a race or cult.' A Novice is initiated into her duty as man-killer. Mixed modern/classical style. The ballet remains in the repertory of New York City Ballet and has been staged internationally. 
Record 203 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Nives Poli  b. 1915 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known   
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 204 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Heinz Poll   
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Geunther Raushch 
Company Ballet Nacional Chileno 
First Performance Not Known  Teatro Nacional, Santiago, Chile 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 205 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Scènes de ballet 
Choreographer Robert Mayer   
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Gerd Richter 
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Revival, Kassel (1962). 
Record 206 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Two Portraits†* 
Choreographer Marie Marchowsky   
Music Quatre études  1928 - 29; rev. 1952  First Performance: 7 November 1930, Berlin 
for orchestra  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 01 March 1952  YM-YWHA, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Marie Marchowsky 
Note The second section After Toulouse-Lautrec was a solo portraying a woman drunk. It used Excentrique from the Four Studies. The first section was set to Bartok. 
Record 207 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Oedipus Rex 
Choreographer Jean Cocteau (dir.)  1855-1963 
Music Oedipus Rex  1926 - 27; rev. 1948  First Performance: 30 May 1927, Théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt, Paris 
Opera-Oratorio in two acts  Length of score: 53'
Text: Jean Cocteau, after Sophocles. Latin translation by J. Daniélou. 
Scenario  
Design Jean Cocteau 
Company  
First Performance May 1952  Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France 
Conductor Igor Stravinsky 
Principal Dancers  
Note Presented as seven tableaux-vivants. 
Record 208 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Scènes de ballet 
Choreographer Gustav Blank   
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Josef Fenneker 
Company Ballet of the Städtische Oper Berlin 
First Performance 22 May 1952  Städtische Oper, Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor Artur Rother 
Principal Dancers Suse Preisser, Ingeborg Höhnisch, Rainer Köcherman 
Note As well as the three soloists, the programme lists 8 Damen and 6 people as 'Zuschauer' (audience). Revival, Hamburg (1958). 
Record 209 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Le Rossignol 
Choreographer Indra Kamadjojo   
Music The Nightingale  1908 - 09, 1913 - 14; rev. 1962  First Performance: 26 May 1914, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Lyric tale in three acts  Length of score: 45'
Text: Stepan Mitusov, after Hans Christian Andersen 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Netherlands Opera 
First Performance 05 June 1952  Kings Theatre, The Hague, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Hanny Bowman, Marguerite Golon, Johanna Zuiver 
Note The corps de ballet of the Netherlands Opera was also involved in the production. 
Record 210 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Merce Cunningham  b. 1919 
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design Howard Bay 
Company  
First Performance 14 June 1952  Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., USA 
Conductor Leonard Bernstein 
Principal Dancers Natanya Neumann (Bride), Merce Cunningham (Groom), Joan Skinner, Ronne Aul. Anneliese Widman, Donald McKayle (Parents) 
Note For ensemble, following the original Noces scenario, but without particular reference to Russian peasant style. The work was performed once only. 
Record 211 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Apollon Musagète 
Choreographer Tatiana Gsovsky  1901 - 1993 
Music Apollon Musagète  1927 - 28; rev. 1947  First Performance: 27 April 1928, Library of Congress, Washington DC 
Ballet in two scenes for string orchestra  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 31 August 1952  Schiller-Theater, Berlin Festival, West Germany 
Conductor Fritz Lehmann 
Principal Dancers Gert Reinholm (Apollon) Gisela Deege (Terpsichore), Natascha Trofimova (Polyhymnia), Wiet Palar (Calliope) 
Note Revival, Städtische Oper Ballet, Berlin (1958). 
Record 212 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Jens Keith   
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Josef Fenneker 
Company Ballet of the Städtische Oper Berlin 
First Performance 31 August 1952  Städtische Oper, Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 213 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Ragtime 
Choreographer Sonia Gaskell  1904 - 1974 
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballet Recital II 
First Performance 21 September 1952  The Hague, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 214 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1952 
Dance Transit into Dormancy* 
Choreographer Martha Nishitani   
Music Capriccio  1928 - 29; rev. 1949  First Performance: 6 December 1929, Salle Pleyel, Paris 
for piano and orchestra  Length of score: 16'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 15 November 1952  Cornish Theatre, Seattle, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 3 women, a plotless dance. Modern style. The first movement only of the score was used. 
Record 215 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1953 
Dance Apollon musagète 
Choreographer Mile Jovanovic   
Music Apollon Musagète  1927 - 28; rev. 1947  First Performance: 27 April 1928, Library of Congress, Washington DC 
Ballet in two scenes for string orchestra  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Aleksander Augustincic; Cost: Inga Konstincer-Bregovac 
Company Croatian National Theatre Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Yugoslavia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 216 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1953 
Dance Lament for Orpheus 
Choreographer Mary Wigman  1886 - 1973 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Mary Wigman Studio, Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble. Possibly only the final section of the score was used. 
Record 217 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1953 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Robert Mayer   
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design Leni Bauer-Ecsy 
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 218 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1953 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Karl Bergeest   
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Sets: Walter Gondolf; Cost: Vera Schawlinsky 
Company Cologne Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Bühnen der Stadt Köln, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 219 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1953 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Herbert Freund   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Josef Fenneker 
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 18 April 1953  Opernhaus, Frankfurt , West Germany 
Conductor Bruno Vondenhoff 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 220 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1953 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Yvonne Georgi  1903 - 1975 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Heinz Beisker; Cost: Gudrun Buschan 
Company Dusseldorf Ballet 
First Performance 29 October 1953  Opernhaus, Dusseldorf, West Germany 
Conductor Eugen Szenkar 
Principal Dancers Edel von Rothe (Chosen One), Edgar Wenzel (Sage) 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario. Mixed modern/classical style. Georgi described the work as an 'abstract choreographic composition of sacred character'. 
Record 221 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1953 
Dance Der Kuss der Fee 
Choreographer Erich Walter  1927 - 1983 
Music The Fairy's Kiss  1928; rev. 1950  First Performance: 27 November 1928, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in four scenes  Length of score: 43'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Heinrich Wendel; Cost: Günter Kappel 
Company Wuppertal Ballet 
First Performance 31 October 1953  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor Hans Weisbach 
Principal Dancers  
Note Revival, Duisburg (1965). 
Record 222 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Ludmilla Chiriaeff  1924 - 1996 
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Les Ballets Chiriaeff 
First Performance Not Known  , Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note A television production that was later performed on stage. See Chiriaeff's Les Noces (1972). 
Record 223 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Erika Hanka  1905 - 1958 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Vienna Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Vienna, Austria 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 224 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Ludmilla Chiriaeff  1924 - 1996 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Les Ballets Chiriaeff 
First Performance Not Known  , Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note A television production. 
Record 225 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Gustav Blank   
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Berlin Tribüne, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 226 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Tatiana Gsovsky  1901 - 1993 
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design Nicola Benois 
Company La Scala Opera Ballet 
First Performance 28 January 1954  La Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Carlo Maria Giulini 
Principal Dancers Tilde Baroni (Bridegroom's Mother), Luciana Novaro (Bride), Angelo Pietri (Bride's Mother), Mario Pistoni (Bridegroom) 
Note Gsovsky also staged Les Noces for the Deutsche Oper Berlin (1961). 
Record 227 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance Apollon Musagète 
Choreographer Yvonne Georgi  1903 - 1975 
Music Apollon Musagète  1927 - 28; rev. 1947  First Performance: 27 April 1928, Library of Congress, Washington DC 
Ballet in two scenes for string orchestra  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Heinz Beisker 
Company Dusseldorf Ballet 
First Performance 03 April 1954  Opernhaus, Dusseldorf, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Ralph Briegk (Apollo), Ursula Rieck (Calliope), Gisela Rochow (Polyhymnie), Irmgard Rother (Terpsichore), Ria Koning, Inge Kreetz (Göttinnen) 
Note Neo-classical style. Revivals, Hanover (1955), Vienna (1962). 
Record 228 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance L' Oiseau de feu  
Choreographer Serge Lifar  1905 - 1986 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Georges Wakhevitch 
Company Paris Opera Ballet 
First Performance 07 April 1954  Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Nina Vyroubova (Firebird), Youly Algaroff (Tsarevitch), Christiane Vaussard (Tsarevna), Serge Lifar (Kastchei) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario, mixture of movement styles and Russian reference. 
Record 229 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Herbert Freund   
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario  
Design Teo Otto 
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 07 April 1954  Städtische Bühnen, Frankfurt, West Germany 
Conductor Georg Solti 
Principal Dancers Irene Mann (Cat), Marcel Luipart (Fox), Herbert Freund (Cock), Werner Beer (Goat) 
Note  
Record 230 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet 
Choreographer James Waring  1922 - 1975 
Music Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo  1918  First Performance: 8 November 1919, Conservatoire de Lausanne 
  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Costumes: Sebastian Melmoth (James Waring) 
Company Dance Associates 
First Performance 30 May 1954  Henry Street Playhouse, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Paul Taylor 
Note A solo. Revival, James Waring and Company, New York (1955). 
Record 231 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance Suites pour petit orchestre no. 1 and 2† 
Choreographer Danny Daniels   
Music Suite No. 1  1925  First Performance: 2 March 1926, Haarlem 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 7'
Text:  
Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 12 July 1954  Lewisohn Stadium, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Danny Daniels (solo) 
Note  
Record 232 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Robert Helpmann  1909 - 1986 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Sets: Alfred Mahlau; Cost: Ita Maximowna 
Company  
First Performance 06 September 1954  King's Theatre, Edinburgh, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Moira Shearer (Princess), Robert Helpmann ( Devil), Terence Longdon (Soldier), [Anthony Nicholls (Narrator)] 
Note See Helpmann's other setting of the same score with William Sterling (1964). 
Record 233 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance Scènes de ballet 
Choreographer John Taras  b. 1919 
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Charles Roelofsz 
Company Netherlands Ballet 
First Performance 06 October 1954  Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note See Taras' Scènes de ballet (1972). 
Record 234 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Erich Walter  1927 - 1983 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Heinrich Wendel; Cost: Günter Kappel 
Company Wuppertal Ballet 
First Performance 26 October 1954  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor Hans Wolfgang Schmitz 
Principal Dancers  
Note Revival, Duisburg (1983). 
Record 235 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1954 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Anna Sokolow  1910 - 2000 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Paul Sherman 
Company  
First Performance 18 December 1954  Kaufmann Auditorium, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 236 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Betty Merck   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Theo Lau; Cost: Ingeborg Kettner, Charlotte Vodke 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Städtische Bühnen, Gelsenkirchen, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 237 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Ludmilla Chiriaeff  1924 - 1996 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Les Ballets Chiriaeff 
First Performance Not Known  , Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note A television production. 
Record 238 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Yvonne Georgi  1903 - 1975 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Rudolf Schultz 
Company Hanover Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Landestheater, Hanover, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 239 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Dmitri Parlic  b. 1919 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known   
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 240 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer Margarete Wallmann  1904 - 1992 
Music Perséphone  1933 - 1934; rev 1949  First Performance: 30 April 1934, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Melodrama in three parts for female narrator, tenor solo, mixed chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra  Length of score: 56'
Text: André Gide 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Salzburg, Austria 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Vera Zorina (Persephone) 
Note Revivals, Rome (1956), Milan (1966). 
Record 241 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Danses concertantes 
Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan  1929 - 1992 
Music Danses concertantes  1940 - 42  First Performance: 8 February 1942, Los Angeles 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Nicholas Georgiadis 
Company Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet 
First Performance 18 January 1955  Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, UK 
Conductor John Lanchbery 
Principal Dancers Maryon Lane, Donald Britton, David Poole, Sara Neil, Gilbert Vernon, Annette Page 
Note For 14 dancers, with sinister undertones. Modernist neo-classical style. The ballet has a firm place in the British repertory. Revival, American Ballet Theatre (1967). 
Record 242 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Circus Polka 
Choreographer Paul Taylor  b. 1930 
Music Circus Polka  1942; rev. 1944  First Performance: 9 April 1942, Madison Square Garden, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Robert Rauschenberg 
Company  
First Performance 15 March 1955  Master Institute Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Paul Taylor, assisted by David Vaughan 
Note  
Record 243 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Edward Caton   
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario N. Richard Nash after original 
Design Cost: Stanley Simmons 
Company  
First Performance 28 March 1955  Phoenix Theatre, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 244 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Harro Dicks   
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design Dominik Hartmann 
Company Darmstadt Ballet 
First Performance 29 May 1955  Landestheater, Darmstadt, West Germany 
Conductor Helmut Franz 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 245 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer Harro Dicks   
Music Perséphone  1933 - 1934; rev 1949  First Performance: 30 April 1934, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Melodrama in three parts for female narrator, tenor solo, mixed chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra  Length of score: 56'
Text: André Gide 
Scenario  
Design Dominik Hartmann 
Company Darmstadt Ballet 
First Performance 29 May 1955  Landestheater, Darmstadt, West Germany 
Conductor Richard Kotz 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 246 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Mavra 
Choreographer Tatiana Gsovsky  1901 - 1993 
Music Mavra  1921 - 22; rev. 1947  First Performance: 3 June 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
opera buffa in one act  Length of score: 25'
Text: Boris Kochno, after Pushkin 
Scenario  
Design Sciltian 
Company La Scala Opera Ballet 
First Performance 30 May 1955  La Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Nino Sanzogno 
Principal Dancers Giuliana Barabaschi (Mother), Tilde Baroni (Neighbour), Luciana Novaro (Parasha), Mario Pistoni (Hussar) 
Note  
Record 247 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Scene di Balletto 
Choreographer Boris Kniasev  1900 - 1975 
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Nicola Benois 
Company La Scala Opera Ballet 
First Performance 30 May 1955  Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Nino Sanzogno 
Principal Dancers Olga Amati, Mario Pistoni, Giuliana Barabaschi (La Gelosia), Vera Colombo (La Speranza), Gilda Majocchi (Il Destino), Giulio Perugini (Il Dolore), Pessina (L'Angelo) 
Note  
Record 248 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Karl Bergeest   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Walter Gondolf 
Company Cologne Ballet 
First Performance June 1955  Bühnen der Stadt Köln, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 249 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Little Circus 
Choreographer Paul Taylor  b. 1930 
Music Circus Polka  1942; rev. 1944  First Performance: 9 April 1942, Madison Square Garden, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Robert Rauschenberg 
Company  
First Performance 06 June 1955  Master Institute Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Paul Taylor, David Vaughan, Marian Sarach, Theresa Cura, Charlene Davis, Sandra Keery 
Note A revised version of Taylor's Circus Polka. 
Record 250 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance The Antagonists† 
Choreographer Ruth Currier  b. 1926 
Music Three Pieces for String Quartet  1914; rev. 1918  First Performance: 13 May 1915, Paris 
  Length of score: 8'
Text:  
Concertino for string quartet  1920  First Performance: 23 November 1920, New York 
  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Thomas De Gaetani; Cost: Lavinia Nielsen 
Company  
First Performance 20 August 1955  Palmer Auditorium, Connecticut College, Connecticut, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Ruth Currier (Zealot), Betty Jones (Victim) 
Note A statement of conflict. Revival, Ohio State University (1970). 
Record 251 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Corps, Cous, Coudes et Coeur† 
Choreographer John Cranko  1927 - 1973 
Music Three Easy Pieces  1914 - 15  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Five Easy Pieces  1917  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 9'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Desmond Heeley 
Company  
First Performance 30 September 1955  Fortune Theatre, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Hélène Constantine, Gilbert Vernon, Peter Wright  
Note Performed at an evening sponsored by the London Ballet Circle. 
Record 252 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1955 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Erich Walter  1927 - 1983 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Sets: Heinrich Wendel; Cost: Günter Kappel 
Company Wuppertal Ballet 
First Performance 27 November 1955  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor Hellmut Fellmer 
Principal Dancers  
Note Wendel assisted with the staging of the ballet. Revival, Düsseldorf (1974). 
Record 253 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Werner Stammer   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Alfred Siercke 
Company Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario. 
Record 254 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Fireworks 
Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan  1929 - 1992 
Music Fireworks  1908; rev. 1909  First Performance: 22 January 1910, St. Petersburg 
a fantasy for orchestra, opus 4  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballet Highlights (Nadia Nerina/ Alexis Rassine British tour) 
First Performance Not Known  New Theatre, Oxford, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Nadia Nerina, Alexis Rassine 
Note Virtuoso pas de deux. 
Record 255 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Karl Bergeest   
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Freiburg Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Freiburg, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 256 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Petrushka 
Choreographer Octavio Cintolesi   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Aleksandar Agustincic; Cost: Inga Kostincer-Bregovac 
Company Croatian National Theatre Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Yugoslavia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 257 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Hans Züllig  1914-1992 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , Chile 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 258 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Karl Bergeest   
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Cologne Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Bühnen der Stadt Köln, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 259 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Perséphone 
Choreographer Janine Charrat  b. 1924 
Music Perséphone  1933 - 1934; rev 1949  First Performance: 30 April 1934, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Melodrama in three parts for female narrator, tenor solo, mixed chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra  Length of score: 56'
Text: André Gide 
Scenario  
Design Toti Scialoja 
Company Ballet of Teatro Massimo 
First Performance 06 February 1956  Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Italy 
Conductor Tulio Serafin 
Principal Dancers [Edmonda Aldini (Persephone, actress)], Helene Trailine (Demeter), Esteban Cerda (Pluto), Wladimir Ouktomsky, Walter Scherer (Mercury), Carlo Faraboni (Angel of Death) 
Note Danced drama for large ensemble with singing chorus onstage throughout. It followed the original Persephone scenario. Neo-classical style. Persephone was cast as an acting role. Revival, Gelsenkirchen (1968). 
Record 260 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Apollon Musagète 
Choreographer Serge Lifar  1905 - 1986 
Music Apollon Musagète  1927 - 28; rev. 1947  First Performance: 27 April 1928, Library of Congress, Washington DC 
Ballet in two scenes for string orchestra  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Giorgio de Chirico 
Company  
First Performance 10 March 1956  Piccola Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Antonino Votto 
Principal Dancers Youly Algaroff (Apollo), Claire Sombert (Polyhymnia), Spear (Calliope), Nina Vyroubova (Terpsichore) 
Note For 4 dancers, Apollo and the three Muses. A version after Lifar, using the original designs, was premiered Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (2007). 
Record 261 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Herbert Freund   
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Hein Heckroth 
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 01 April 1956  Städtische Bühnen, Frankfurt, West Germany 
Conductor Hans Drewanz 
Principal Dancers Irene Mann, Herbert Freund 
Note  
Record 262 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Circa '56 
Choreographer Valerie Bettis  1919 - 1982 
Music Ebony Concerto  1945  First Performance: 25 March 1946, Carnegie Hall, New York 
for solo clarinet and jazz ensemble  Length of score: 11'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Valerie Bettis and Company 
First Performance 21 April 1956  Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Valerie Bettis, Duncan Noble 
Note  
Record 263 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Elizabeth West  1927 - 1962 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Sets: Barry Kay; Cost: Phyllida Law 
Company Western Theatre Ballet 
First Performance 18 June 1956  Theatre Royal, Bristol, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Basil Patterson (Pulcinella), Margaret Lavis (Pimpinella), Greville Hallam (Caviello), John Flint (Florindo), John Floyd (Il Dottore), Natasha Riehle (Prudenza), Ingrid Hafner (Rosetta), Terry Scully (Tartaglia), Bernard Behrens (Fourbo);Desire Jervis, Janet Corfield, Madeleine Rush, David Eavis (Four Little Pulcinellas); Andrew Oxenham(A Boy) 
Note For 14 dancers, following the original Pulcinella scenario. Mixed character/classical style. Revival, Western Theatre Ballet (1957). 
Record 264 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Puppet Show for the People 
Choreographer J. Marks   
Music Suite No. 1  1925  First Performance: 2 March 1926, Haarlem 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 7'
Text:  
Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: James Croshaw 
Company San Francisco Contemporary Dancers 
First Performance November 1956  El Campanil Theater, Antioch, Calif., USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers James Croshaw (Alaric), Nancy Charles (Adelina), Kirk Michaels (The Stranger) 
Note For 3 dancers, telling the legend of 'an ugly young lady who, with the aid of a mysterious little man and a beautiful mask he lends her, wins the love of the much admired young Alaric.' Modern style, with commedia dell'arte influence and incorporating puppet-like movement. J. Marks was later to use the name Jamake Highwater. 
Record 265 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Apollo 
Choreographer Erich Walter  1927 - 1983 
Music Apollon Musagète  1927 - 28; rev. 1947  First Performance: 27 April 1928, Library of Congress, Washington DC 
Ballet in two scenes for string orchestra  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Heinrich Wendel; Cost: Alfons Roeber 
Company Wuppertal Ballet 
First Performance 04 November 1956  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor Hartmut Klug 
Principal Dancers  
Note Wendel assisted with the staging of the ballet. 
Record 266 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Jeu de Cartes 
Choreographer Erich Walter  1927 - 1983 
Music Jeu de cartes  1936  First Performance: 27 April 1937, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Ballet in three deals  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Heinrich Wendel; Cost: Alfons Roeber 
Company Wuppertal Ballet 
First Performance 04 November 1956  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor Hartmut Klug 
Principal Dancers  
Note Wendel assisted with the staging of the ballet. 
Record 267 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Saltimbanchi* 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Istvan Pekari 
Company Teatro dell'Opera Ballet 
First Performance 09 November 1956  Teatro Eliseo, Rome, Italy 
Conductor O. Ziino 
Principal Dancers Filippo Morucci, G. Gavagnini, Gennaro Montariello 
Note The work used the Waltz from the Suite. 
Record 268 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1956 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer Vera Zorina  b. 1917 
Music Perséphone  1933 - 1934; rev 1949  First Performance: 30 April 1934, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Melodrama in three parts for female narrator, tenor solo, mixed chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra  Length of score: 56'
Text: André Gide 
Scenario  
Design Antal Dorati 
Company  
First Performance 23 November 1956  Minneapolis, USA 
Conductor Antal Dorati 
Principal Dancers Vera Zorina (Persephone, dancer and narrator), Eumolpe (Richard Paige), Pluto (William Glenn), Mercury (George Verdak), Tryptolemus (Emmet Hedrick), Demeter (Sonia Orlova)  
Note  
Record 269 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Robert Mayer   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Württembergische Staadtstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 270 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Pétrouchka 
Choreographer Ludmilla Chiriaeff  1924 - 1996 
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Les Ballets Chiriaeff 
First Performance Not Known  , Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note A television production. 
Record 271 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Gertrud Steinweg   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Komische Oper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Komische Oper, Berlin, East Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note The work privileged demonic fantasy alongside burlesque. 
Record 272 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Otto Krüger   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Dominik Hartmann 
Company Deutsche Oper am Rhein Ballet 
First Performance 19 January 1957  Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, the intention being to reach beyond the folkloristic towards a timeless, 'universal' statement. 
Record 273 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Die Geschichte vom Soldaten 
Choreographer Rosalia Chladek  1905-1995 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Sets: Hedwig Ziegler; Cost: Marthat Gstrein, Herbert Tamare 
Company  
First Performance 07 February 1957  Akademietheater, Vienna, Austria 
Conductor Karl Österreicher 
Principal Dancers [Albert Rolant (Speaker)], Louis Ries (Soldier), Ulrich Hüls (Devil), Steffi Trummer (Princess) 
Note See also Chladek's Geschichte vom Soldaten (1929). 
Record 274 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Something in the Wind 
Choreographer Willam Christensen  1902 - 2001 
Music Octet  1922 - 23; rev. 1952  First Performance: 18 October 1923, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
for wind instruments  Length of score: 16'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Vern Adix; Cost: Sereta T. Jones 
Company University Theatre Ballet 
First Performance 08 May 1957  Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Charlene Callow, Sharon Givan, Carol Ann Price, Zoe Terzetta, Joseph France, Finis Jhung, Kent Stowell, Gary Horton 
Note For 4 couples, plotless, gently humorous, in neo-classical style. Other stagings, renamed Octet, New York City Ballet (1958), San Francisco Ballet (1965). 
Record 275 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Capriccio 
Choreographer Alan Carter  b. 1920 
Music Capriccio  1928 - 29; rev. 1949  First Performance: 6 December 1929, Salle Pleyel, Paris 
for piano and orchestra  Length of score: 16'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Alan Carter 
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 28 August 1957  Prinzregententheater, Munich, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Annette Chappell, Heino Hallhuber 
Note  
Record 276 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Feuilleton† 
Choreographer Alan Carter  b. 1920 
Music Circus Polka  1942; rev. 1944  First Performance: 9 April 1942, Madison Square Garden, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Ode  1943  First Performance: 8 October 1943, Boston, USA 
elegiacal chant in three parts for orchestra  Length of score: 11'
Text:  
Fireworks  1908; rev. 1909  First Performance: 22 January 1910, St. Petersburg 
a fantasy for orchestra, opus 4  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Ebony Concerto  1945  First Performance: 25 March 1946, Carnegie Hall, New York 
for solo clarinet and jazz ensemble  Length of score: 11'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Alan Carter 
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 28 August 1957  Prinzregententheater, Munich, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers 1. Children of the Ballet School; 2. Hilde Stadler, Inge Bertl; 3. Elizabeth Schuppen, Paul Wünsch, Margot Werner; 4. Annette Chappell, Heino Hallhuber, Franz Baur. 
Note  
Record 277 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Herr Orpheus 
Choreographer Alan Carter  b. 1920 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Alan Carter 
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 28 August 1957  Prinzregententheater, Munich, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Natascha Trofimova, Franz Bauer, Will Spindler 
Note  
Record 278 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart  b. 1927 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Bernard Daydé 
Company Ballet-Théâtre de Paris 
First Performance 10 September 1957  Theatre Royal, Liège, Belgium 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Nicole Amigues, Tania Bari, Tessa Beaumont, Maurice Béjart, Michèle Seigneuret 
Note For ensemble, a new plot set in 18th century Naples, about a duke who falls in love with Palummella, leading actress in a travelling troupe (of which Pulcinella is director). It is a farce involving disguises, ending in reconciliation of the duke and his duchess. This work was shown on Belgian Television. Revival, Paris (1959). 
Record 279 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps (Frühlingsweihe) 
Choreographer Mary Wigman  1886 - 1973 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Wilhelm Reinking 
Company Ballet of the Städtische Oper Berlin 
First Performance 24 September 1957  Städtische Oper, Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor Richard Kraus 
Principal Dancers Dore Hoyer (Chosen One), Erwin Bredow (Wise Man), Lilo Herberth (Maternal Figure), Gudrun Leben, Junior [Emma Lou] Thomas (Two Priestesses), Ingeborg Höhnisch (Girlish Figure), Friedel Herfurth, Claus Beelitz (Two Lovers), Magid Ashef (A Youth),Michael Egner (Leader of the Men's Dance) 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario. The manner is economical, archetypal and heroic. Modern style. 
Record 280 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Ognisty Ptak 
Choreographer Zbigniew Korycki   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Roman Bubiec 
Company Opera Baltycka 
First Performance 18 October 1957  Gdansk, Poland 
Conductor Zdzislawa Bytnara 
Principal Dancers Alicja Boniuszko (Firebird), Kazimierz Reglinski (Prince Ivan), Mieczyslaw Morawski (Kostchei), Krystyna Gruszkowna (Princess) 
Note  
Record 281 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Agon (to commissioned score) 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Agon  1953 - 57  First Performance: 17 June 1957, Los Angeles 
Ballet for twelve dancers  Length of score: 23'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 01 December 1957  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor Leon Barzin 
Principal Dancers First Pas de trois: Todd Bolender, Barbara Milberg, Barbara Walczak; Second Pas de trois: Roy Tobias, Jonathan Watts, Melissa Hayden; Pas de deux: Diana Adams, Arthur Mitchell 
Note Plotless, in practice-clothes, for 8 women and 4 men, organised in different arrangements of 4, 8 and 12, including Pas de trois (incorporating solos and duets) and a Pas de deux. Some sections bear the names of French court dances. The ballet, in Balanchine's high modernist neo-classical style, has become widely established in the international repertory. The music, though commissioned for ballet, received its concert premiere prior to the ballet premiere. 
Record 282 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Erich Walter  1927 - 1983 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Heinrich Wendel; Cost: Günter Kappel 
Company Wuppertal Ballet 
First Performance 28 December 1957  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor Christian Vöchting 
Principal Dancers  
Note Wendel assisted with the staging of the ballet. Revival, Dusseldorf (1964). 
Record 283 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1957 
Dance Lied der Nachtigall 
Choreographer Erich Walter  1927 - 1983 
Music The Song of the Nightingale  1917  First Performance: 6 December 1919, Geneva 
Symphonic poem for orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Heinrich Wendel; Cost: Günter Kappel 
Company Wuppertal Ballet 
First Performance 28 December 1957  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor Christian Vöchting 
Principal Dancers  
Note Wendel assisted with the staging of the ballet. 
Record 284 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance Les Baladins† 
Choreographer Michel Descombey  b. 1930 
Music Suite No. 1  1925  First Performance: 2 March 1926, Haarlem 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 7'
Text:  
Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Opéra Comique, Paris, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 285 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Marcel Luipart  1912 - 89 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Bonn Oper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Oper, Bonn, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Winfried Krisch (Orpheus) 
Note  
Record 286 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Gustav Blank   
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Ita Maximowna 
Company Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
Conductor Wilhelm Rüggeberg-Brückner 
Principal Dancers Christa Kempf, Maria Litto 
Note  
Record 287 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Renate Schottelius   
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Renate Schottelius Company of Contemporary Dance 
First Performance Not Known  Teatro del Opera de Camara, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 288 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance Agon 
Choreographer Otto Krüger   
Music Agon  1953 - 57  First Performance: 17 June 1957, Los Angeles 
Ballet for twelve dancers  Length of score: 23'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Dominik Hartmann 
Company Deutsche Oper am Rhein Ballet 
First Performance 27 January 1958  Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Dusseldorf, West Germany 
Conductor Reinhard Peters 
Principal Dancers Rita van El, Herbert Brand (Pas de Deux); Stevan Grebeldinger, Tatjana von Gottschalk, Karen Otte (First Pas de Trois); Walter Cuhay, Peter Bartel, Rosel Dietz (Second Pas de Trois) 
Note For 12 dancers, with no dancing (instead lighting changes) in the Prelude and Interludes, a literal response to these titles in the score. Neo-classical style, the women in tutus. 
Record 289 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance Angrismene 
Choreographer William Dollar  1907 - 1986 
Music Octet  1922 - 23; rev. 1952  First Performance: 18 October 1923, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
for wind instruments  Length of score: 16'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballet Theatre Workshop 
First Performance 21 April 1958  Phoenix Theatre, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Lupe Serrano, Royes Fernandes 
Note  
Record 290 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance Agon 
Choreographer Tatiana Gsovsky  1901 - 1993 
Music Agon  1953 - 57  First Performance: 17 June 1957, Los Angeles 
Ballet for twelve dancers  Length of score: 23'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Jean-Pierre Ponnelle 
Company Ballet of the Städtische Oper Berlin 
First Performance 03 May 1958  Städtische Oper, Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Suse Preisser, Wolfgang Leistner (Pas de Deux) 
Note For 10 women and 4 men (though never more than 12 on stage), largely following the choreographic outline indicated in the score. Neo-classical style. Revival, Frankfurt (1959). 
Record 291 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance Agon 
Choreographer Yvonne Georgi  1903 - 1975 
Music Agon  1953 - 57  First Performance: 17 June 1957, Los Angeles 
Ballet for twelve dancers  Length of score: 23'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Rudolf Schultz 
Company Hanover Ballet 
First Performance 21 May 1958  Landestheater, Hanover, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 12 dancers, a 'contest' in the sense of serious physical exertion, with no dancing (instead blackouts) during the Prelude and Interludes, a literal response to these titles in the score. Neo-classical style. Staged Vienna State Opera Ballet (1959). 
Record 292 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance La Volpe 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario  
Design Emanuele Luzzati 
Company  
First Performance 29 May 1958  Teatro della Pergola, Florence, Italy 
Conductor Fernando Previtali 
Principal Dancers Walter Zappolini (Fox), W. Scherer (il Gallo), Ludwig Durst (il Caprone), Renato Fiumicelli (il Gatto) 
Note Following the original Renard scenario. Revival, Cologne (1961). 
Record 293 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance Games 
Choreographer Todd Bolender  b. 1919 
Music Pulcinella Suite  1922; rev. 1949  First Performance: 22 December 1922, Boston 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Lucia Vernarelli 
Company Ballets: USA 
First Performance 08 June 1958  Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Beryl Towbin, Joan van Orden, Erin Martin, James Moore, Gwen Lewis, John Mandia 
Note See original version Commedia Balletica (1945). 
Record 294 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Elizabeth West  1927 - 1962 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Sets: Colin Graham; Cost: Annena Stubbs 
Company New Opera Company 
First Performance 22 July 1958  Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, UK 
Conductor Keith Darlington 
Principal Dancers Performers: Gordon Jackson (Narrator), Job Stewart (Soldier), Lee Montague (Devil), Hazel Merry (Princess) 
Note  
Record 295 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance Agon 
Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan  1929 - 1992 
Music Agon  1953 - 57  First Performance: 17 June 1957, Los Angeles 
Ballet for twelve dancers  Length of score: 23'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Nicholas Georgiadis 
Company Royal Ballet 
First Performance 20 August 1958  Royal Opera House, London, UK 
Conductor Hugo Rignold 
Principal Dancers First Pas de trois: Pirmin Trecu, Annette Page, Shirley Grahame; Second Pas de trois: Maryon Lane, Graham Usher, John Stevens; Pas de deux: Anya Linden, David Blair 
Note Plotless, with an 'extra' couple, who present 8 women and 4 men in various combinations. Neo-classical style. Some critics perceived references in the relationships between dancers to a pessimistic psychological content. 
Record 296 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1958 
Dance Le Baiser de la fée  
Choreographer Nicholas Beriozoff  1906 - 1996 
Music The Fairy's Kiss  1928; rev. 1950  First Performance: 27 November 1928, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in four scenes  Length of score: 43'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Helmut Koniarsky 
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance 08 September 1958  Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 297 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1959 
Dance Le Rossignol et L'Empereur de Chine 
Choreographer Juan Corelli   
Music The Song of the Nightingale  1917  First Performance: 6 December 1919, Geneva 
Symphonic poem for orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note A production for French television. 
Record 298 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1959 
Dance Abstract 
Choreographer Betty Hyatt Ogilvie   
Music The Song of the Nightingale  1917  First Performance: 6 December 1919, Geneva 
Symphonic poem for orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Costumes: Robert Smith 
Company Ballet Guild of Jacksonville 
First Performance 12 February 1959  Florida, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 13 women and 2 men, a plotless work. 
Record 299 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1959 
Dance Jeu de cartes 
Choreographer Luciana Novaro  b. 1923 
Music Jeu de cartes  1936  First Performance: 27 April 1937, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Ballet in three deals  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Dino Buzzati 
Company La Scala Opera Ballet 
First Performance 07 March 1959  La Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Luciano Rosada 
Principal Dancers Vera Colombo (Queen of Diamonds), Roberto Fascilla (Knave of Clubs), Carla Fracci (Queen of Clubs), Elettra Moroni (Queen of Hearts), Mario Pistoni (Knave of Hearts), Carmen Puthod (Queen of Spades), Aldo Santambrogio (Knave of Spades), Walter Venditti (Knave of Diamonds) 
Note  
Record 300 of 1252.


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