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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 1959 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Joseph Gifford   
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 Cost: Bernice Mendelsohn 
Company Joseph Gifford Dance Theater 
First Performance 05 April 1959  Kaufmann Auditorium, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Joseph Gifford (Devil), Douglas Watson (Soldier) 
Note  
Record 301 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1959 
Dance Apollon-Musagète 
Choreographer André Leclair  b. 1930 
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: Edmunc Delescluze; Cost: Suzanne Fabry 
Company Ballet of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie 
First Performance 17 April 1959  Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, Belgium 
Conductor Frits Célis 
Principal Dancers André Leclair (Apollon), P.Kellen (Calliope), Jalek Kerendi (Polymnie), J. Berdel (Terpsichore) 
Note Reference to academic tradition and to the Lully ballets that Stravinsky used as a source. 
Record 302 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1959 
Dance Attis und die Nymphe 
Choreographer Werner Ulbrich   
Music Concerto in D for string orchestra  1946  First Performance: 27 January 1947, Basel 
  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Helmut Koniarsky 
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance 15 May 1959  Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 303 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1959 
Dance Apollon musagète 
Choreographer Werner Ulbrich   
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 Alfred Siercke 
Company Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 19 June 1959  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
Conductor Albert Bittner 
Principal Dancers Heinz Schmiedel (Apollo), Christa Kempf (Kalliope), Otti Tenzel (Polyhymnia), Erica Lihn (Terpsichore), Isabella Vernici (Letho) 
Note  
Record 304 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1959 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Rosalia Chladek  1905-1995 
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 Sets: R. Hofer-Ach; Cost: Edith Almoslino 
Company  
First Performance 23 June 1959  Akademietheater, Vienna, Austria 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Rudolf Piffl (Fox), Ernst Pöstinger (Cock), Helmuth Reischütz (Goat), Herbert Nitsch als Gast (Cat) 
Note  
Record 305 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1959 
Dance Danses concertantes 
Choreographer Lew Christensen  1909 - 1984 
Music Danses concertantes  1940 - 42  First Performance: 8 February 1942, Los Angeles 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Tony Duquette 
Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 13 October 1959  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, in two scenes, using the device of a 'theatre within a theatre', with the dancers as both performers and audience. It was designated 'after George Balanchine', but was not another version of Balanchine's original choreography. The ballet remained in the repertory of San Francisco Ballet until 1976. 
Record 306 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1959 
Dance A Dancer Prepares 
Choreographer Daniel Nagrin   
Music Serenade in A  1925  First Performance: 24 November 1925, Frankfurt am Main 
for piano  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 08 November 1959  YM-YWHA, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Daniel Nagrin 
Note Solo, about the 'warming up' preparation of the modern dancer. 
Record 307 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1959 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart  b. 1927 
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 Pierre Caille 
Company Ballet-Théâtre de Paris 
First Performance 08 December 1959  Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, Belgium 
Conductor André Vandernoot 
Principal Dancers Tania Bari (Chosen Girl), Germinal Casado (Chosen Boy) 
Note For large ensemble, the enactment of a fertility ritual which celebrates the sexual union of a chosen woman with a chosen man. The movement style is African-influenced modern, with classical elements, and reflects a universal concept of erotic 'primitivism'. Part 1 danced by the men, Part 2 by the women and then combined ensemble. The work has become established in the international repertory and it initiated a tradition of orgiastic, minimally-clothed Sacres. 
Record 308 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Concerto für zwei Klaviere 
Choreographer Gustav Blank   
Music Concerto for two solo pianos  1932 - 35  First Performance: 21 November 1935, Salle Gaveau, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Alfred Siercke 
Company Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Christa Kempf, Heinz Clauss 
Note For large ensemble, plotless. Neo-classical style. 
Record 309 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance The Firebird 
Choreographer Vera Kostich   
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 Dusan Ristich 
Company Belgrade National Theatre Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  National Theatre, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 
Conductor Bogdan Babich 
Principal Dancers Magdalena Janeva (Firebird), Milan Moncilovich (Prince), Prebil (Kastchei) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario. 
Record 310 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Troika* 
Choreographer Leonid Jacobson  1904 - 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  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , USSR (Russia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 3 women and 1 man, emulating a troika at the start and finish, a playful and flirtatious dance within a snow setting. Character style. Using the Augurs of Spring section only. The context is a film entitled Choreographic Miniatures. 
Record 311 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Gezeiten 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario Aurel Milloss 
Design Hubert Berke 
Company Cologne Ballet 
First Performance 04 January 1960  Opernhaus, Cologne, West Germany 
Conductor M. Caridis 
Principal Dancers Giuseppe Urbani, Lothar Höfgen, Carmen Panader, Winfried Kriesch, R. Abel, Anna Brillarelli, Brenda Hamlyn 
Note For large ensemble, plotless but with psychological content, 'tides' as metaphor for polar opposites: active/passive, tension/relaxation. 
Record 312 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Wazlaw Orlikowsky   
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: Max Bignens; Cost: Cornell Gross 
Company Basel Ballet 
First Performance 09 February 1960  Stadttheater, Basel, Switzerland 
Conductor Charles Schwarz 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 313 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Ebony Concerto 
Choreographer J. Marks   
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 San Francisco Contemporary Dancers 
First Performance March 1960  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers James Croshaw, Jean Mathis, Kirk Michaels 
Note For 3 dancers, plotless, a playful jazz ballet. J. Marks was later to use the name Jamake Highwater. 
Record 314 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance The Rite of Spring 
Choreographer J. Marks   
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: Roger Ferragello; Cost: James Croshaw 
Company San Francisco Contemporary Dancers 
First Performance 24 March 1960  Contemporary Centre, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Jean Mathis, Catriona Buller, Anne Ledin, Norma Leistiko, Diana Russell 
Note For 5 women, the programme note emphasising abstract qualities as a response to Stravinsky's concept of the music, though the designs made oblique 'tribal' reference. Modern style. J. Marks was later to use the name Jamake Highwater. 
Record 315 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Le  Baiser de la fée 
Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan  1929 - 1992 
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 Igor Stravinsky, after Hans Christian Andersen 
Design Kenneth Rowell 
Company Royal Ballet 
First Performance 12 April 1960  Royal Opera House, London, UK 
Conductor Colin Davis 
Principal Dancers Svetlana Beriosova (The Fairy), Donald MacLeary (A Young Man), Lynn Seymour (His Fiancée), Meriel Evans (Mother) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Baiser scenario, though the Gypsy at the village fete is a separate person, not the Ice Maiden in disguise. Neo-classical and demi-caractère styles. Pas de deux staged Stuttgart Ballet (1964). Revival, with substantial reworking, Royal Ballet (1986). 
Record 316 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer Erich Walter  1927 - 1983 
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 Sets: Heinrich Wendel; Cost: Günter Kappel 
Company Wuppertal Ballet 
First Performance 31 May 1960  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor Hans Georg Ratjen 
Principal Dancers  
Note Wendel assisted with the staging. 
Record 317 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Jeu de Cartes 
Choreographer Gustav Blank   
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 Alfred Siercke 
Company Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 22 June 1960  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
Conductor Albert Bittner 
Principal Dancers Uta Graf, Christa Kempf, Christel Teelen, Heinz Clauss, Joachim Weinberg 
Note For large ensemble, following the theme of a cardgame. 
Record 318 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Monumentum pro Gesualdo 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa  1960  First Performance: 27 September 1960, Venice 
three madrigals of Gesualdo recomposed for instruments  Length of score: 7'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: David Hays 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 16 November 1960  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Diana Adams, Conrad Ludlow 
Note Plotless, in practice-clothes, for six couples and two soloists. Neo-classical style. Since the mid-1960s, it has regularly been performed immediately before Movements for Piano and Orchestra (1963), another brief Stravinsky/Balanchine ballet. The ballet remains in the NYCB repertory. Other stagings, Dutch National Ballet (1984), Pennsylvania Ballet (1999), Alberta Ballet (2001). 
Record 319 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Dreizehn Stühle 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music Concerto for piano and wind instruments  1923 - 24; rev. 1950  First Performance: 22 May 1924, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Liselotte Erler 
Company Cologne Ballet  
First Performance 29 November 1960  Opernhaus, Cologne, West Germany 
Conductor M. Caridis 
Principal Dancers Helga Held, Hugo Delavalle 
Note For ensemble, a lighthearted choreographic divertissement, referencing twenties' dances, alongside classical style, with 13 chairs integral to the choreography. 
Record 320 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Der Kuss der Fee 
Choreographer Heino Heiden   
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: Paul Walter; Cost: Gerda Schulte 
Company Mannheim Nationaltheater Ballet 
First Performance 05 December 1960  National Theatre, Mannheim, West Germany 
Conductor Ernst Momber 
Principal Dancers Hildegard Schaefer (Fairy), Hilde Herre (Mother), Klaus Beelitz (Young Man), Jennifer Lowe (Bride) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Baiser scenario, whilst revealing the choreographer's strength in abstract ballet. Classical style. 
Record 321 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Ebony Concerto 
Choreographer John Taras  b. 1919 
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 Sets: David Hays 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 07 December 1960  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Patricia McBride, Arthur Mitchell 
Note For 4 women, 3 men and solo couple, plotless, in jazz dance style. The ballet continued in the New York City Ballet repertory until 1967, after which it was revived for the 1972 Stravinsky Festival. 
Record 322 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1960 
Dance Ragtime (I) 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Robert Drew; Cost: Karinska 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 07 December 1960  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Diana Adams, Bill Carter 
Note Pas de deux in balleticized jazz cabaret style. See Balanchine's 1922 setting of this music and his Ragtime II (1966). 
Record 323 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Lisa Kretschmar   
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 Hap Grieshaber 
Company Ballett des Theaters der Stadt Heidelberg 
First Performance Not Known  Städtische Bühne, Heidelberg, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 324 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Todd Bolender  b. 1919 
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 Grands Ballets Canadiens 
First Performance Not Known  , Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note A television production. 
Record 325 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance Scènes de ballet 
Choreographer David Dupré   
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 326 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance The Least Flycatcher 
Choreographer Paul Taylor  b. 1930 
Music Piano-Rag-Music  1919  First Performance: 8 November 1919, Conservatoire de Lausanne 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Robert Rauschenberg 
Company  
First Performance 14 January 1961  Hunter College Playhouse, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Paul Taylor 
Note This solo was introduced in 1961 as a new part of the 1956 Least Flycatcher, the programme indicating that the 'title and costume [were] from a previous work.'  
Record 327 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance Ode 
Choreographer Peter Darrell  1929 - 1987 
Music Ode  1943  First Performance: 8 October 1943, Boston, USA 
elegiacal chant in three parts for orchestra  Length of score: 11'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Pauline Whitehouse 
Company Western Theatre Ballet 
First Performance 15 May 1961  Civic Theatre, Rotherham, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers David Hepburn, Brenda Last, Max Natiez, Oliver Symons, Sylvia Wellman 
Note  
Record 328 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance Geschichte vom Soldaten 
Choreographer Harald Kreutzberg  1902-1968 
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 Teo Otto 
Company  
First Performance 26 June 1961  Bühnen der Stadt Köln, Cologne, West Germany 
Conductor Miltiades Caridis 
Principal Dancers Performers: Carmen Panader, Peter Fricke, Harald Kreutzberg 
Note  
Record 329 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance Ebony Concerto 
Choreographer Michael Smuin  b. 1938 
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 Maurine Simoneau 
Company San Francisco Ballet  
First Performance 14 July 1961  San Francisco Ballet Theatre, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Virginia Johnson, Robert Gladstein, Paula Tracy, Robert Vickrey, Cynthia Gregory, Terry Orr 
Note For 10 dancers. 
Record 330 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer Thomas Andrew   
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 Henry Heymann after sketches by Vera Stravinsky 
Company Santa Fé Opera Ballet 
First Performance 15 July 1961  Santa Fé Opera, New Mexico, USA 
Conductor Robert Craft 
Principal Dancers Vera Zorina (Persephone)-- speaking and moving role, [Loren Discoll (Eumolpus) --singing role], Thomas Andrew (Mercury) 
Note Danced drama for large ensemble, following the original Persephone scenario. Dancing Nymphs, Hours and Servants of Pluto moved amongst the singing chorus. 
Record 331 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Alfred Rodrigues  1921- 2002 
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 Arthur Boyd 
Company Western Theatre Ballet 
First Performance 04 September 1961  Empire Theatre, Edinburgh, UK 
Conductor Alexander Gibson 
Principal Dancers Dennis Griffith (Cock), Suzanne Musitz (Renard), Oliver Symons (Goat), Peter Cazalet (Cat) 
Note  
Record 332 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance Orphée 
Choreographer Tatiana Gsovsky  1901 - 1993 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Hein Heckroth 
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 12 November 1961  Städtische Bühnen, Frankfurt am Main, West Germany 
Conductor Wolfgang Rennert 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 333 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer Frederick Ashton  1904 - 1988 
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 Nico Ghika 
Company Royal Ballet 
First Performance 12 December 1961  Royal Opera House, London, UK 
Conductor John Lanchbery 
Principal Dancers Svetlana Beriosova (Persephone), Alexander Grant (Mercury), Keith Rosson (Pluto), Gerd Larsen (Demeter), Derek Rencher (Demaphoön) 
Note Danced drama for large ensemble, following the original Persephone scenario. Neo-classical style with reference to 'Greek' movement and positions. Persephone was cast as both a speaking and dancing role. 
Record 334 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1961 
Dance The Nightingale 
Choreographer Nives Poli  b. 1915 
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 Emanuele Luzzati 
Company  
First Performance 16 December 1961  Teatro Communale, Florence, Italy 
Conductor Vittorio Gui 
Principal Dancers Marga Nativo (Nightingale), Delio Cioni (Death), Renato Fiumicelli (Fisherman), Antonietta Davino (Mechanical Nightingale) 
Note For ensemble, with parallel singing and dancing casts. 
Record 335 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Le Rossignol 
Choreographer Alessandro Manetti (dir.)   
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 Emanuele Luzzati 
Company  
First Performance 10 January 1962  Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, Italy 
Conductor Armando La Rosa Parodi 
Principal Dancers Marga Nativo (Nightingale) 
Note  
Record 336 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Scènes de ballet 
Choreographer Peter van Dijk  1929 - 79 
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 20 January 1962  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, plotless, in neo-classical style. 
Record 337 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer Janiny Jarzynowny   
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 Jana Kosinskiego 
Company Warsaw Opera 
First Performance 10 February 1962  Warsaw, Poland 
Conductor Bohdana Wodiczki 
Principal Dancers Alicji Boniuszko (dancing role of Persephone) 
Note  
Record 338 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Robert Mayer   
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Ekkehard Grübler 
Company Kassel Ballet 
First Performance 14 February 1962  Staatstheater, Kassel, West Germany 
Conductor Paul Schmitz 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 339 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Konstantin Boyarski   
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design E. Leschinsky, V. Kuper 
Company Maly Opera Theatre Ballet 
First Performance 26 March 1962  Maly Theatre, Leningrad, USSR (Russia) 
Conductor S. Prokhorov 
Principal Dancers Valery Panov (Orpheus), Larissa Klimova (Eurydice) 
Note For ensemble, following the original Orpheus scenario. Classical style. 
Record 340 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Swieto Wiosny 
Choreographer Alfred Rodrigues  1921- 2002 
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 Andrzej Majewski 
Company Warsaw Ballet 
First Performance 31 March 1962  Warsaw, Poland 
Conductor Henryka Czyza 
Principal Dancers Elzbieta Jaron (Chosen Maiden) 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario. Mixed modern/classical style. 
Record 341 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Agon 
Choreographer Heino Heiden   
Music Agon  1953 - 57  First Performance: 17 June 1957, Los Angeles 
Ballet for twelve dancers  Length of score: 23'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Paul Walter; Cost: Gerda Schulte 
Company Mannheim Nationaltheater Ballet 
First Performance 05 April 1962  National Theatre, Mannheim, West Germany 
Conductor Karl Fischer 
Principal Dancers Uta Ollertz, Hazaros Surmejan, Hilde Herre 
Note For 12 dancers, two pas de trois, a pas de deux, and a group of 4 women, as in the original Agon. Neo-classical style. 
Record 342 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance The Rite of Spring 
Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan  1929 - 1992 
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 Sidney Nolan 
Company Royal Ballet 
First Performance 03 May 1962  Royal Opera House, London, UK 
Conductor Colin Davis 
Principal Dancers Monica Mason (Chosen Maiden) 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario. In eclectic modern style, the ballet reflects a universal concept of 'primitivism'. It has a firm place in the British repertory. 
Record 343 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Luciana Novaro  b. 1923 
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 Nicola Benois 
Company La Scala Opera Ballet 
First Performance 22 May 1962  Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Bruno Maderna 
Principal Dancers Giuseppina Cobelli (Soldier), Elettra Morini (Princess), Mario Pistoni (Devil), [Roberto Fascilla (Devil), Georgio Strehler (Narrator)] 
Note The production was directed by Georgio Strehler. 
Record 344 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Scènes de ballet 
Choreographer John Cranko  1927 - 1973 
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
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Design  
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance 10 June 1962  Württembergische Staadtstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Birgit Keil, Ray Barra 
Note For ensemble, plotless, in classical style. 
Record 345 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Noah and the Flood (to commissioned score) 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music The Flood  1961 - 62  First Performance: 14 June 1962, CBS Television Network broadcast 
Musical play for soloists, chorus and orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text: English from the Book of Genesis and York and Chester mystery plays 
Scenario Robert Craft (arrangement) 
Design Rouben Ter-Arutunian 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 14 June 1962  CBS Television Network, USA 
Conductor Robert Craft  
Principal Dancers Jacques d'Amboise (Adam and Lucifer), Jillana (Eve), Edward Villella (Satan), Ramon Segarra (Noah), Joysanne Sidimus (Mrs. Noah) 
Note Dance drama for television, for large ensemble, including spoken narration led by Lawrence Harvey. Neo-classical style mixed with stylised acting. Stage adaptation, New York City Ballet, 1982. 
Record 346 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer George Skibine  1920 - 1981 
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 Natalia Gontcharova 
Company  
First Performance 24 July 1962  Archbishop's Courtyard, Aix en Provence, France 
Conductor Pierre Dervaux 
Principal Dancers Pierre Lacotte (Groom), Helen Sadowska (Bride) 
Note At the end, all the performers stood on stage with lighted candles. Gontcharova provided a new, colourful and more detailed decor than for the Nijinska 1923 Noces. 
Record 347 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Thomas Andrew   
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 Henry Heymann 
Company Santa Fé Opera Ballet 
First Performance 01 August 1962  Santa Fé Opera, New Mexico, USA 
Conductor Robert Craft 
Principal Dancers Ron Sequoio (Fox), Vincent Warren (Rooster), Lawrence Eddington (Cat), Howard Sayette (Goat) 
Note  
Record 348 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart  b. 1927 
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 Joëlle Roustan, Roger Bernard 
Company Ballet du XXe Siècle 
First Performance 23 August 1962  Festival de Salzburg, Austria 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Douchka Sifnios (Bride), Jörg Lanner (Groom) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Noces scenario, incorporating stylised folk movements, but in an Eastern Russian setting and with the addition of two classical dancers in white unitards as Visions of the Bride and Groom. Revival, Paris Opéra (1965). 
Record 349 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Apollon Musagète 
Choreographer Charles Lisner   
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:  
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Design  
Company Queensland Ballet 
First Performance 29 September 1962  Brisbane, Australia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Harold Collins (Apollo), Michelle McCormick, Lynette Sorrensen, Wendy Tabke 
Note For 4 dancers, Apollo and the muses. Neo-classical style. 
Record 350 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Heinz Rosen  1908 - 72 
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: Rudolph Heinrich; Cost: Charlotte Flemming 
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 17 November 1962  National Theatre, Munich, West Germany 
Conductor Reinhard Linz 
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario and incorporating expressionist scenic animations. 
Record 351 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Heinz Rosen  1908 - 72 
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 Costumes: Charlotte Flemming 
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 17 November 1962  National Theatre, Munich, West Germany 
Conductor Wilhelm Killmayer 
Principal Dancers Natascha Trofimova (Bride), Winfried Krisch (Bridegroom) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Noces scenario, with reference to the Nijinska in the opening poses of Scenes 1 and 2, and neutral designs. The 4 pianos and percussion were situated at the back of the stage. 
Record 352 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1962 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Heinz Rosen  1908 - 72 
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 Sets: Rudolf Heinrich; Cost: Charlotte Flemming 
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 17 November 1962  National Theatre, Munich, West Germany 
Conductor Wilhelm Killmayer 
Principal Dancers Ronald Frazier (Renard), Heino Hallhuber (Cock), M. Werner and S. Koeller (Cats), P. Bierck, H. Winkler, W. Reuter (Bucks) 
Note For 7 dancers, arriving in a circus ring as an itinerant group of clowns. Following the outline of the original Renard scenario, but with a single cat and goat repaced by 2 cats and 3 bucks. The singers appeared onstage dressed as harlequins. 
Record 353 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1963 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Nicholas Beriozoff  1906 - 1996 
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 Seppo Nurmimaa 
Company Finnish National Ballet 
First Performance 28 February 1963  Helsinki, Finland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Mirja Tervamaa (Chosen Maiden) 
Note  
Record 354 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1963 
Dance Arcade 
Choreographer John Taras  b. 1919 
Music Concerto for piano and wind instruments  1923 - 24; rev. 1950  First Performance: 22 May 1924, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: David Hays; Cost: Ruth Sobotka 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 28 March 1963  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Suzanne Farrell (Young Girl), Arthur Mitchell 
Note For large ensemble, with hints of story: the Chaperones have the men brought in to dance for them, one is chosen for a pas de deux with the Young Girl, and then separated from her. Neo-classical style. Staged Dutch National Ballet (1963). See Taras' other settings of the score, Concerto for Piano and Winds (1972) and Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments (1982). 
Record 355 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1963 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Imre Eck  b. 1930 
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: Zoltán Fülöp; Cost: Márc Tiuadar 
Company Budapest State Opera Ballet 
First Performance 31 March 1963  State Opera House, Budapest, Hungary 
Conductor András Kórodi 
Principal Dancers Zsuzsa Kun (Chosen Virgin) 
Note Following the sacrifice theme of the original Sacre scenario, but with broader reference -- representing the struggle for a better future. Mixed modern/classical style, incorporating pointe work. 
Record 356 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1963 
Dance Movements for Piano and Orchestra 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Movements  1958 - 59  First Performance: 10 January 1960, Town Hall, New York 
for piano and orchestra  Length of score: 10'
Text:  
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Design  
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 09 April 1963  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Suzanne Farrell, Jacques d'Amboise 
Note Plotless, in practice-clothes, for 6 women and solo couple. In Balanchine's high modernist, neo-classical style. Since the mid-1960s, it has regularly been performed immediately after Monumentum pro Gesualdo, another brief Stravinsky/Balanchine ballet. The ballet remains in the NYCB repertory. Other stagings, Dutch National Ballet (1984), Pennsylvania Ballet (1999), Alberta Ballet (2001). 
Record 357 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1963 
Dance Die Sintflut 
Choreographer Peter van Dijk  1929 - 79 
Music The Flood  1961 - 62  First Performance: 14 June 1962, CBS Television Network broadcast 
Musical play for soloists, chorus and orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text: English from the Book of Genesis and York and Chester mystery plays 
Scenario  
Design Teo Otto 
Company Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 30 April 1963  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
Conductor Robert Craft 
Principal Dancers  
Note The production was directed by Günther Rennert. 
Record 358 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1963 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer E. Sube   
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 Estonian National Opera Ballet 
First Performance 05 July 1963  Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, USSR (Estonia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Staged for the Bolshoi Company, Moscow (1964). 
Record 359 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1963 
Dance Symphony in Three Movements 
Choreographer Hans van Manen  b. 1932 
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Nicolaas Wijnberg 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 05 July 1963  The Hague, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Staged Ballet du XXe Siècle, Brussels (1963). 
Record 360 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1963 
Dance Agon 
Choreographer Ana Itelman  1927 - 1989 
Music Agon  1953 - 57  First Performance: 17 June 1957, Los Angeles 
Ballet for twelve dancers  Length of score: 23'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Ana Itelman 
Company  
First Performance 16 August 1963  Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 12 dancers, following the order of events (i.e. combinations of dancers) in the original Agon. 
Record 361 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1963 
Dance Le Renard 
Choreographer Roland April   
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 Sets: Annelies Corrodi; Cost: Françoise Rapin 
Company Basel Ballet 
First Performance 18 September 1963  Stadttheater, Basel, Switzerland 
Conductor Francis Travis 
Principal Dancers  
Note The director of the production was Friedrich Schramm. 
Record 362 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1963 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Alfred Rodrigues  1921- 2002 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Andrzej Majewski 
Company Warsaw Ballet 
First Performance 19 October 1963  Grand Theatre, Warsaw, Poland 
Conductor Bohdan Wodiczko 
Principal Dancers Stanislaw Szymanski (Orpheus) 
Note Classical style. 
Record 363 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1963 
Dance Apollon Musagète 
Choreographer Robin Grove   
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 Victorian Ballet Company 
First Performance September 1967  Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Andris Toppe (Apollo), Jillian Luke (Terpsichore), Dianne Parrington (Polyhymnia), Barbara Warren-Smith (Calliope) 
Note For Apollo and 9 Muses (including the 3 principals). Following the original Apollo scenario. Revived 1967. 
Record 364 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Almost Lazarus 
Choreographer Denis Carey   
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 Nacional Chileno 
First Performance Not Known  , Chile 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 10 dancers, with three main roles for Lazarus, Wife and Lover. Revival, San Francisco Ballet (1968). 
Record 365 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Ode 
Choreographer André Leclair  b. 1930 
Music Ode  1943  First Performance: 8 October 1943, Boston, USA 
elegiacal chant in three parts for orchestra  Length of score: 11'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballet du XXe Siècle 
First Performance Not Known  Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, Belgium 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Revival, Studio Ballet of Jeanne Brabants, Antwerp (1966). 
Record 366 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Oscar Araiz  b. 1940 
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 367 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer John Begg   
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: Robert Zentis; Cost: David Kaplan 
Company Ballet Guild of Cleveland 
First Performance Not Known  Ohio, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Following the outline of the original Pulcinella scenario. 
Record 368 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Giuseppe Urbani   
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 Bonn Oper Ballet 
First Performance 30 January 1964  Oper, Bonn, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Following the original Petrushka scenario and many aspects of the Fokine production. 
Record 369 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Scènes de ballet 
Choreographer Erich Walter  1927 - 1983 
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Heinrich Wendel; Cost: Inge Diettrich 
Company Wuppertal Ballet 
First Performance 30 January 1964  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor Robert Wolf 
Principal Dancers  
Note Wendel assisted with the staging of the ballet. 
Record 370 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer John Cranko  1927 - 1973 
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 Jürgen Rose 
Company Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin 
First Performance 04 March 1964  Deutsche Oper, Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor Hans Wallat 
Principal Dancers Marcia Haydée (Firebird), Ray Barra (Ivan Tsarevitch), Gerhard Bohner (Katschei), Marion Cito (Tsarevna) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario and many aspects of Fokine's production. Mixed classical/character style. Stuttgart production (1964). 
Record 371 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Le Rossignol 
Choreographer Milko Sparemblek  b. 1928 
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 Sets: Raymond Renard; Sculptures: Jacqueline Legros 
Company  
First Performance 24 April 1964  Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels, Belgium 
Conductor André Vandernoot 
Principal Dancers Milko Sparemblek, Jacques d'Hondt, Antonio Marenzo (billed as mimes) 
Note Jean-Marc Landier was director of the production. 
Record 372 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Uka-Ara 
Choreographer Patricio Bunster   
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 Julio Escámez 
Company Ballet Nacional Chileno 
First Performance 24 May 1964  Teatro Municipal, Santiago, Chile 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Ana Cremaschi (Spring), Maximilano Zomosa (Great Jaguar and Man of Death), Robert Stuifj (The Germinator) 
Note For large ensemble. The chosen woman, personifying spring, is tortured by Death and rescued when there is an uprising. Life 'germinates' again as a result. The work was set in a mythical Latin America. Modern style. New version: Vindicacion de la Primavera, Santiago (1987). 
Record 373 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Danses Concertantes 
Choreographer Job Sanders   
Music Danses concertantes  1940 - 42  First Performance: 8 February 1942, Los Angeles 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Anne Hyde 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 26 May 1964  The Hague, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 374 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Svecení Jara 
Choreographer Luboš Ogoun  b. 1924 
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 Karel Vaca 
Company Ballet of the State Theatre, Brno 
First Performance 28 June 1964  Brno, Czechoslovakia 
Conductor František Jílek 
Principal Dancers N. Šedá, M. Strejcek, K. Janecka 
Note Ogoun revised the work for Balet Praha in 1982. 
Record 375 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Danses concertantes 
Choreographer Todd Bolender  b. 1919 
Music Danses concertantes  1940 - 42  First Performance: 8 February 1942, Los Angeles 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Ed Wittstein 
Company Cologne Ballet 
First Performance 09 July 1964  Opernhaus, Cologne, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Ute Reusch, Hans Kressnig, Petra Troitzsch, Riccardo Duse 
Note For ensemble, plotless, in neo-classical style. 
Record 376 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
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  
Company Australian Ballet 
First Performance 29 September 1964  Sydney, Australia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers John Bell (Soldier), Kathleen Gorham (Princess), Robert Helpmann (Devil), [Norman Yenn (Narrator)] 
Note Helpmann directed the work alongside William Sterling. See Helpmann's other setting of the same score (1954). 
Record 377 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1964 
Dance Svätenie Jari 
Choreographer Karol Tóth  b. 1932 
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: Pavol Maria Gábor; Cost. Irene Schannerová 
Company Slovak National Theatre Ballet 
First Performance 15 November 1964  Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia 
Conductor Adolf Vykydal 
Principal Dancers Zofia Cervenákova-Tothová (Chosen Virgin), Ján Hal'ama (Shaman) 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario, but there is a Shaman embodying the god of spring, who captures the Chosen One and forces her to dance to death. Mixed modern/classical style. 
Record 378 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance The Firebird 
Choreographer Leonid Jacobson  1904 - 1975 
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 Choreographic Miniatures 
First Performance Not Known  Leningrad, USSR (Russia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Part of a series of pieces on the programme entitled Russian Miniatures. 
Record 379 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Fernand Nault  b. 1921 
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 Robert Prevost 
Company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens 
First Performance Not Known  Montreal, Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Irene Apinée (Firebird), Bernard Hourseau (Prince) 
Note For large ensemble, a revised libretto including the characters of Kikimora, the Sorceress wife of Kostchei and Bolibochki, attendant to Kikimora. The Firebird has an enchanting song; the Golden Apple grants three wishes to the person who picks it. 
Record 380 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Grita Krätke   
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 Deutsche Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, East Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Claus Schulz (Petruschka) 
Note  
Record 381 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance I Gelosi 
Choreographer Benjamin Harkarvy  b. 1930 
Music Pulcinella Suite  1922; rev. 1949  First Performance: 22 December 1922, Boston 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Herman Gordijn 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 18 January 1965  The Hague, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 382 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance Jeu de Cartes 
Choreographer John Cranko  1927 - 1973 
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 Dorothee Zippel 
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance 22 January 1965  Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Egon Madsen (Joker)  
Note For ensemble, the members of which represent cards in a game of poker. The ballet is high comedy and ends with the Joker bouncing back for a triumphant future (unusually, and in contradiction with the original Jeu de Cartes scenario). Modern classical style with a bravura role for the Joker. The ballet has become widely established in the international repertory. 
Record 383 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Jerome Robbins  1918 - 1998 
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 Sets: Oliver Smith; Cost: Patricia Zipprodt 
Company American Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 30 March 1965  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Erin Martin (Bride), William Glassman (Bridegroom), Veronika Mlakar and Joseph Carow (Her Parents), Sallie Wilson and Bruce Marks (His Parents), Rosanna Seravilli and Ted Kivitt (Matchmakers) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Noces scenario, but pointing up the contrast between lightheartedness and tragedy. Tableau 1: Preparation of the Bride; 2: Preparation of the Groom; 3: Departure of Bride, Coda -- Lamentation of Mothers; 4: Wedding Feast. The ballet has become widely established in the international repertory. The first production used live music with singers onstage. The NYCB production used a recording, traditional village style singing by the Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble. Revivals, Royal Swedish Ballet (1969), Hamburg Ballet (1976), Helsinki (1989), Norwegian National Ballet (1990), St. Petersburg Ballet (1992) and New York City Ballet (1998).  
Record 384 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart  b. 1927 
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 Germinal Casado 
Company Paris Opera Ballet 
First Performance 23 April 1965  Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris, France 
Conductor Pierre Boulez 
Principal Dancers Claire Motte (Fox), Attilio Labis (Cock), Lucien Duthoit (Cat), Franck (Goat) 
Note For 4, a chic pop-art dance piece making minimal reference to the original Renard scenario, instead emphasising sexual frisson and the 1920s period of the music: a collage backdrop including pictures of Stravinsky, Diaghilev and Lifar's 1929 Renard, a vintage car onstage. 4 athletes bear the animal titles, 2 young men (Cat and Goat) attempting to rescue their friend the Cock from the seductive behaviour of a woman (the Fox). Classical style mixed with gymnastic manoeuvres. The musicians appeared onstage. Revival, Brussels (1974). 
Record 385 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance Les Jambes savantes 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music Violin Concerto in D  1931  First Performance: 23 October 1931, Berlin 
  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Günther Schneider-Siemssen; Cost: Ronny Reiter 
Company Vienna Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 20 June 1965  Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria 
Conductor Charles Dutoit 
Principal Dancers Karl Musil, I. Haider, Susanne Kirnbauer, Ully Wührer, G. Dirtl, F. Pichler 
Note For ensemble, a lighthearted choreographic divertissement, referencing social dances of the period of the score alongside classical style. 
Record 386 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance Vesna Sviaschchennaia 
Choreographer Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilyov  NK: b. 1934 
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 Andrei Goncharov 
Company Bolshoi Ballet 
First Performance 28 June 1965  Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, USSR (Russia) 
Conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky 
Principal Dancers Nina Sorokina (Girl), Yuri Vladimirov (Boy), Natalia Kasatkina (One Possessed), Anatoli Simachev (Wise Old Man) 
Note For large ensemble, developing from the original Sacre scenario with a love story element, and set in 'the second millennium B.C.' A Girl is chosen by the Possessed and sacrificed to the totem god Dazh-Bog. In desperation, her shepherd lover plunges a dagger into the god. Expected punishment never happens. Mixed modern/classical/Russian character style. Revivals, East Berlin (1967), Leningrad Maly Theatre (1969 and 1982), Moscow (1980). 
Record 387 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance The Game of Noah† 
Choreographer Glen Tetley  b. 1926 
Music Quatre études  1928 - 29; rev. 1952  First Performance: 7 November 1930, Berlin 
for orchestra  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Symphonies of Wind Instruments  1920; rev. 1947  First Performance: 10 June 1921, Queen's Hall, London 
  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Eight Instrumental Miniatures  1962  First Performance: 29 April 1962, Massey Hall, Toronto 
for fifteen players  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Willa Kim 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 01 July 1965  The Hague, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Alexander Radius, Hans Ebelaar 
Note Staged Joffrey Ballet (1965). 
Record 388 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Jaap Flier  b. 1934 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Aat Verhoog 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 27 October 1965  The Hague, Netherlands 
Conductor  
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Record 389 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1965 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Grant Strate   
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 Mark Negin 
Company National Ballet of Canada 
First Performance 10 November 1965  Place des Arts, Montreal, Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
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Record 390 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Apollon Musagète 
Choreographer Lothar Höfgen   
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: Annelies Corrodi; Cost: Marlene Bode 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note The premiere was either 1966 or 1967. 
Record 391 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Ebony Concerto 
Choreographer Oscar Araiz  b. 1940 
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  
First Performance Not Known  Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Conductor  
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Note Created for television, later staged on the Contemporary Ballet of the City of Buenos Aires, then revived Geneva (1982). 
Record 392 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance L' Histoire du soldat 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart  b. 1927 
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 Giacomo Manzù 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, Italy 
Conductor Sandro Sequi 
Principal Dancers Lise Pinet, Patrick Belda, Alain Cuny, Georges Descrières 
Note See Béjart's second work to the same score (1982). 
Record 393 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Scènes de Ballet 
Choreographer Lothar Höfgen   
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Annelies Corrodi; Cost: Marlene Bode 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note The premiere was either 1966 or 1967. 
Record 394 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Encounter 
Choreographer Job Sanders   
Music Concertino for string quartet  1920  First Performance: 23 November 1920, New York 
  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Anke Verstegen 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 02 March 1966  The Hague, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Using Stravinsky's transcription for Twelve Instruments 
Record 395 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Variations 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Variations (Aldous Huxley in Memoriam)  1963 - 64  First Performance: 17 April 1965, Chicago 
for orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 31 March 1966  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Suzanne Farrell 
Note Plotless, in practice-clothes, the music played three times and rechoreographed, for 12 women, 6 men, then solo woman. In Balanchine's high modernist, neo-classical style. The ballet continued in the NYCB repertory until Winter 1968-69. See Balanchine's Variations (1982). 
Record 396 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Way Out II† 
Choreographer Robert Gladstein   
Music Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scherzo à la Russe  1945  First Performance: 22 March 1946, San Francisco 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Circus Polka  1942; rev. 1944  First Performance: 9 April 1942, Madison Square Garden, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Athena Kalimos 
Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 02 April 1966  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Nancy Robinson, David Anderson, Eloise Tjomsland, Lee Fuller 
Note For 4 dancers. The work also used the second movement of George Reidel's Conversation Symphonette. 
Record 397 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Pas de poissons 
Choreographer Robert Rodham   
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Ruth Sobotka 
Company Pennsylvania Ballet 
First Performance 26 April 1966  Irvine Auditorium, Pennsylvania, USA 
Conductor  
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Record 398 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Erich Walter  1927 - 1983 
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: Heinrich Wendel; Cost: Inge Diettrich 
Company Deutsche Oper am Rhein Ballet 
First Performance 30 April 1966  Opernhaus, Dusseldorf, West Germany 
Conductor Marek Janowski 
Principal Dancers  
Note The work is recorded as being in the Deutsche Oper am Rhein repertory in 2002. 
Record 399 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Léonide Massine  1895 - 1979 
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 Natalia Gontcharova 
Company La Scala Opera Ballet 
First Performance 06 May 1966  Piccola Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Armando Gatto 
Principal Dancers Aida Accolla (Bridegroom's Mother), Alfredo Caporilli (Bridegroom), Elettra Morini (Bride), Dora Ricci (Bride's Mother)  
Note For 18 dancers, following the original Noces scenario, with Bride and Groom and two sets of parents. Compared with the original version, more three-dimensional usage of space and sculptural groupings, and exploration of asymmetry. Mixed modern/folk style with classical elements. 
Record 400 of 1252.


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