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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 1966 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer John Butler  1918 - 1993 
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 Roger Chailloux 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 07 May 1966  Scheveningen, Netherlands 
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Record 401 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
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 Aurel Milloss 
Company Vienna Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 18 May 1966  Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria 
Conductor E. Märzendorfer 
Principal Dancers Christl Zimmerl (Bride), Ludwig Musil (Groom), Herbert Nitsch (il Compare) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Noces scenario and referring to many aspects of the 1923 ballet, although Milloss added an idiosyncratic touch to the austere design with wigs in various violent colours. Revival, Rome (1968). 
Record 402 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Oscar Araiz  b. 1940 
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'
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Design Oscar Araiz et al. 
Company Association Friends of Dance 
First Performance 04 July 1966  Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Violeta Janeiro (Chosen One), Oscar Araiz (He Who is Born), Estela Maris (Earth Spirit), Gerardo Milian Rey (Chieftain) 
Note For large ensemble, following the sacrifice theme of the original Sacre scenario but, after the birth of the tribe, emphasising vicious human hostilities: a young man rising against an old chieftain, male/female groups in mating ritual and then combat. Modern style with physical theatre elements. Revivals, Buenos Aires (1969), Winnipeg (1975), Geneva (1982). For 1982, the piece developed from a biological focus to examine social process. A 1982 video shows the re-birth of the Chosen One at the end. 
Record 403 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Élégie 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Elegy  1944  First Performance: 26 January 1945, Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 
for unaccompanied viola (or violin)  Length of score: 5'
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First Performance 15 July 1966  Philharmonic Hall, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Suzanne Farrell 
Note Solo, premiered at A Festival of Stravinsky: His Heritage and His Legacy. See Balanchine's Élégie (1948 and 1982).  
Record 404 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Ragtime (II) 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
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First Performance 15 July 1966  Philharmonic Hall, New York, USA 
Conductor Richard Dufallo 
Principal Dancers Suzanne Farrell, Arthur Mitchell 
Note Pas de deux in balleticized jazz cabaret style, a reworking of Ragtime I (1960). Premiere at A Festival of Stravinsky: His Heritage and His Legacy, with the orchestral ensemble on stage. The ballet continued in the NYCB repertory until Winter 1967-68. See also Balanchine's 1922 setting of this music. 
Record 405 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Luciano Luciani   
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 Eugene Berman 
Company  
First Performance 12 October 1966  Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy 
Conductor Gabriele Ferro 
Principal Dancers Luciano Luciani (Fox), Kröcher (Cock), Enrico Montesano (Cat), Gutierrez (Goat) 
Note The performers were mimes. 
Record 406 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1966 
Dance The Gentleman from Cracow* 
Choreographer Sophie Maslow  b. 1911 
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'
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Company Sophie Maslow Company 
First Performance 05 December 1966  Madison Square Garden, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Richard Gain (Devil), Pearl Lang (Lilith) 
Note For ensemble, using parts of the Sacre score, the Glorification of the Chosen One and Evocation of the Ancestors, alongside other material. Based on a story by I.B. Singer about a devil who visits a Jewish village in Poland. The girl he takes as his bride is Lilith in disguise. Modern style. 
Record 407 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Ugo dell' Ara  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'
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First Performance Not Known   
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Record 408 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Conrad Drzewiecki  b. 1926 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
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First Performance Not Known   
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Record 409 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Danse Intime 
Choreographer Phill Keeler   
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'
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Company University of Utah Repertory Dance Theatre 
First Performance Not Known  Salt Lake City, USA 
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Note For ensemble, exploring family relationships. 
Record 410 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer George Skibine  1920 - 1981 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
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First Performance Not Known  , France 
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Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario, mixture of movement styles and Russian reference. The work was televised and later staged in the theatre.  
Record 411 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Jean Babilée  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 
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First Performance Not Known  Spoleto, Italy 
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Record 412 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Agon 
Choreographer Eske Holm   
Music Agon  1953 - 57  First Performance: 17 June 1957, Los Angeles 
Ballet for twelve dancers  Length of score: 23'
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Design Boye Willumsen 
Company Royal Danish Ballet 
First Performance 28 January 1967  Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark 
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Principal Dancers  
Note For 12 dancers, emphasising the theme of competition, 'fighting' (led by title), whilst also acknowledging the humour in the score. 
Record 413 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance The Story of a Soldier 
Choreographer Richard Hale (dir.)   
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: Saul Steinberg; Cost: Allan Grantstrom 
Company Seattle Opera 
First Performance 01 March 1967  Seattle Opera House, USA 
Conductor Igor Stravinsky 
Principal Dancers Anton Dolin (Devil), Marina Svetlova (Princess), John Gavin (Soldier), Basil Rathbone [Narrator] 
Note The production was staged by Richard Hale. 
Record 414 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Rubies 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Capriccio  1928 - 29; rev. 1949  First Performance: 6 December 1929, Salle Pleyel, Paris 
for piano and orchestra  Length of score: 16'
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Scenario  
Design Sets: Peter Harvey; Cost: Karinska 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 13 April 1967  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Patricia McBride, Edward Villella, Patricia Neary 
Note Plotless, for 8 women, 4 men and 3 soloists, in neo-classical style. Originally the centre section of Jewels, with other sections to music by Fauré (Emeralds) and Tschaikovsky (Diamonds), it has become widely established as a separate ballet in the international repertory. Sometimes titled 'Capriccio', after the music. 
Record 415 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Stravinsky: Symphony in C 
Choreographer John Clifford  b. 1947 
Music Symphony in C  1938 - 40  First Performance: 7 November 1940, Chicago 
for orchestra  Length of score: 30'
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Company School of American Ballet 
First Performance May 1967  New York , USA 
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Note For large ensemble, plotless, in neo-classical style. Staged New York City Ballet (1968). 
Record 416 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Overture† 
Choreographer Laverne Meyer  b. 1935 
Music Greeting Prelude  1955  First Performance: 4 April 1955, Boston, USA 
for orchestra  Length of score: 1'
Text:  
Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
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Scenario  
Design Elizabeth Dalton 
Company Western Theatre Ballet 
First Performance 20 June 1967  Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Donna Day Washington, Elaine McDonald, Sarah Page, Simon Mottram, Tony Hulbert, Brian Burn 
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Record 417 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Symphonies of Wind Instruments 
Choreographer James Waring  1922 - 1975 
Music Symphonies of Wind Instruments  1920; rev. 1947  First Performance: 10 June 1921, Queen's Hall, London 
  Length of score: 12'
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Company Indian Hill Dance Department 
First Performance 21 August 1967  Indian Hill Theater, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA 
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Principal Dancers  
Note The piece was performed as part of an event called 'Musical Banquet'. 
Record 418 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Willam Christensen  1902 - 2001 
Music The Firebird: Ballet Suite  1945  First Performance: 24 October 1945, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 28'
Text:  
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Design Marc Chagall 
Company Utah Civic Ballet 
First Performance 25 October 1967  Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Janice James (Firebird), Kenneth Mitchell (Ivan Tsarevich), Dianna Cuatto (The Beautiful Tsarevna), Rocky Spoelstra (Kastchei) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario, mixture of movement styles and Russian reference. 
Record 419 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Brian Macdonald  b. 1928 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
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Scenario  
Design Rouben Ter-Arutunian 
Company Harkness Ballet 
First Performance 01 November 1967  Broadway Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Elisabeth Carroll (Firebird), Roderick Drew (Tsarevitch), Annette av Paul (Princess), Avin Harum (Kostshei) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario, an exotic, fairytale account with a pair of bats, a snake and two reflections of the Firebird as additional characters, but no specific cultural setting. Macdonald referred to rethinking for the 'contemporary period' with a 'cast of Freudian characters.' Mixed classical/character style. Macdonald also staged Firebird for the Norwegian National Ballet (1991). 
Record 420 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1967 
Dance Arena†* 
Choreographer James Waring  1922 - 1975 
Music Eight Instrumental Miniatures  1962  First Performance: 29 April 1962, Massey Hall, Toronto 
for fifteen players  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Suite No. 1  1925  First Performance: 2 March 1926, Haarlem 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 7'
Text:  
Quatre études  1928 - 29; rev. 1952  First Performance: 7 November 1930, Berlin 
for orchestra  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
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Design Costumes: James Waring 
Company Manhattan Festival Ballet 
First Performance 04 December 1967  Theatre 80 St. Mark's, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Danna Baldwin, Linda Carole, Ann Marie Longtin, Paul Keller, Brynar Mehl 
Note For 3 women and 2 men, plotless, but with reference to offstage and onstage theatre routines, and including vocal sounds. The sections were: Overture (No. 4, Allegretto, Eight Instrumental Miniatures); 1. Andante (Suite No.1); 2. Excentrique (Four Studies); 3. Madrid (Four Studies); 4. Suite No. 2 (Marche, Valse, Polka, Galop); 5. Cantique (Four Studies). Revival, US Terpsichore, New York (1981). See Waring's Arena (1975). 
Record 421 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Kurt Steigerwald   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
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First Performance Not Known  Dortmund, West Germany 
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Record 422 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance Serenata* 
Choreographer Michael Smuin  b. 1938 
Music Pulcinella Suite  1922; rev. 1949  First Performance: 22 December 1922, Boston 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
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Company American Ballet Theatre 
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
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Principal Dancers  
Note The ballet used the Serenata movement from the Suite, transcribed for piano. See Smuin's Pulcinella Variations (1968). 
Record 423 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Bertram Ross  b. 1920 
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 Bertram Ross 
Company Bertram Ross and Company 
First Performance 14 January 1968  Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers James Cahill (Narrator) 
Note  
Record 424 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Lothar Höfgen   
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: Annelies Corrodi; Cost: Marlene Bode 
Company Basel Ballet 
First Performance 22 January 1968  Stadttheater, Basel, Switzerland 
Conductor Hans Löwlein 
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Record 425 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance Le Chant du Rossignol 
Choreographer John Cranko  1927 - 1973 
Music The Song of the Nightingale  1917  First Performance: 6 December 1919, Geneva 
Symphonic poem for orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
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Design Dorothee Zippel 
Company Noverre Ballet 
First Performance 23 February 1968  Munich, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Revival in revised version, Stuttgart Ballet (1972). 
Record 426 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance Olympiade 
Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan  1929 - 1992 
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Kenneth MacMillan 
Company Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin 
First Performance 11 March 1968  Deutsche Oper, Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Lynn Seymour, Klaus Beelitz, Falco Kapuste 
Note For ensemble, plotless, based on sports activities: gymnastics, tennis and the marathon. Revived in 1969 for the Royal Ballet. 
Record 427 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance Requiem Canticles 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Requiem Canticles  1965 - 66  First Performance: 8 October 1966, Princeton University, New Jersey 
for contralto, bass, chorus and orchestra  Length of score: 15'
Text: selected from Missa pro Defunctis 
Scenario  
Design Rouben Ter-Arutunian 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 02 May 1968  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Suzanne Farrell, Arthur Mitchell 
Note Ceremonial for large, robed ensemble bearing candelabra. In memoriam Martin Luther King, his figure represented by Mitchell at the end. The ballet was performed once. 
Record 428 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Flemming Flindt  b. 1936 
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: Paul Arnt Thomsen, Soren Breum; Cost: Boye Willumsen 
Company Royal Danish Ballet 
First Performance 12 May 1968  Danmarks Radio/TV, Denmark 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Vivi Flindt (Chosen Girl), Flemming Flindt (Chosen Man) 
Note Created for television only. 
Record 429 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance Pulcinella Variations* 
Choreographer Michael Smuin  b. 1938 
Music Pulcinella Suite  1922; rev. 1949  First Performance: 22 December 1922, Boston 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Jack Owen Brown; Cost: Stanley Simmons 
Company American Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 11 July 1968  Metropolitan Opera House, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Susan Casey, Ellen Everett, Georgina Vidal, Diana Weber, Ian Horvath, Terry Orr, Michael Smuin, John Sowinski 
Note For large ensemble, a witty, plotless ballet in classical style. Seven sections from the Pulcinella Suite were used. Revival, San Francisco Ballet (1974). See Smuin's Serenata (1968). 
Record 430 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Wazlaw Orlikowsky   
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'
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Design Günther Schneider-Siemssen 
Company Vienna Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 11 October 1968  Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Dietlinde Klemisch (Seer), Franz Wilhelm (Sage), Ludwig M. Musil (Supreme Chief), Christl Zimmerl (Chosen One) 
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Record 431 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance Danses concertantes 
Choreographer Félix Blaska  b. 1941 
Music Danses concertantes  1940 - 42  First Performance: 8 February 1942, Los Angeles 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 20'
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Design Sonia Delaunay 
Company Ballet-Théâtre Contemporain 
First Performance 04 December 1968  Amiens, France 
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Record 432 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance The Nightingale 
Choreographer Luciana Novaro  b. 1923 
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 14 December 1968  Lyric Opera, Chicago, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Carla Fracci (Nightingale), Peter van Ginkel (Emperor), Kenneth Johnson  
Note  
Record 433 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1968 
Dance Le Baiser de la fée 
Choreographer Ronald Hynd  b. 1931 
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'
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Design John Hubbard 
Company Dutch National Ballet 
First Performance 16 December 1968  Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
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Note For large ensemble, following the original Baiser scenario. Neo-classical, demi-caractère and folk styles. Revivals, Munich (1971), London Festival Ballet (1974). 
Record 434 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1969 
Dance L' Oiseau de feu 
Choreographer Janine Charrat  b. 1924 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
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Company Vienna Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Vienna, Austria 
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Record 435 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1969 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Hermann Rudolph   
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 Chemnitzer Ballett 
First Performance Not Known  Städtische Theater, Chemnitz (Karl-Marx-Stadt), East Germany 
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Record 436 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1969 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer David Drew  b. 1938 
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 Ian Mackintosh, Vincent Yorke 
Company Royal Ballet Choreographic Group 
First Performance 10 January 1969  Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK 
Conductor David Atherton 
Principal Dancers Alexander Grant (Fox), Stanley Holden (Cock), Deanne Bergsma, Wayne Sleep 
Note For 4 dancers, following the original Renard scenario, introducing them as a group of strolling players who change into their costumes on stage. On repeat of the story, Goat and Cat exchanged roles with the Cock and Fox. Character style. Presented in concert, singers and orchestra behind the dancers. 
Record 437 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1969 
Dance Oedipus Rex†* 
Choreographer Charles Lisner   
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. 
Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
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Design Sets: Clifford Wilcox; Cost: John Callender 
Company Queensland Ballet 
First Performance 25 March 1969  Her Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, Australia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Mary Heath (Jocasta), Igor Tanashievic (Oedipus), Robin Thomson (Creon), Madonna Mabry (Creussa), Lee Christofis (Tiresias) 
Note For ensemble, telling the Oedipus story. The work used part of the Oedipus Rex score together with sections from Symphony in Three Movements and orchestral pieces by Webern and Berg. 
Record 438 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1969 
Dance Scherzo Mechanique 
Choreographer Bruce Bain   
Music Scherzo à la Russe  1945  First Performance: 22 March 1946, San Francisco 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
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Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 25 July 1969  San Francisco Ballet Theatre, San Francisco, USA 
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Record 439 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1969 
Dance The Rite of Spring 
Choreographer Bernard Hourseau   
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:  
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Design Raymond Boyce 
Company New Zealand Ballet 
First Performance 11 October 1969  Theatre Royal, Timaru, New Zealand 
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Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario. In modern style, the ballet reflected a universal concept of 'primitivism'. Slide projections were incorporated. 
Record 440 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1969 
Dance Symphony of Psalms 
Choreographer Fernand Nault  b. 1921 
Music Symphony of Psalms  1930; rev. 1948  First Performance: 13 December 1930, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels 
for chorus and orchestra  Length of score: 23'
Text: Latin text from the Vulgate 
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Design  
Company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens 
First Performance November 1969  St. Joseph's Oratory, Montreal, Canada 
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Note For male soloist, 6 men and 6 women. Nault 'sought to convey the feelings of the inner person. The result is a strong image of man alone with his prayers.' 
Record 441 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Le Baiser de la fée 
Choreographer Georgii Aleksidze  b. 1941 
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:  
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Company Leningrad Choreographic School 
First Performance Not Known  , USSR (Russia) 
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Record 442 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Concerto for Two Solo Pianos 
Choreographer Richard Tanner   
Music Concerto for two solo pianos  1932 - 35  First Performance: 21 November 1935, Salle Gaveau, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
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Company School of American Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  New York, USA 
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Note For ensemble, plotless, in high modernist neo-classical style. Staged New York City Ballet (1971). 
Record 443 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Gabriel Popescu   
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
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Design Max Röthlisberger 
Company Zürich Ballet 
First Performance 21 February 1970  Opernhaus, Zürich, Switzerland 
Conductor Matthias Aeschbacher 
Principal Dancers Matti Tikkanen (Orpheus), Mirja Tervamaa (Eurydike) 
Note For 14 dancers, based on the original Orpheus scenario. 
Record 444 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer John Neumeier  b. 1942 
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 Dorothee Zippel 
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 16 March 1970  Opernhaus, Frankfurt, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Heidrun Schwaarz, Beatrice Cordua, Riccardo Duse, André Doutreval 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Firebird scenario, but in a science fiction setting. Kastchei was a huge robot with a closed circuit TV screen for an eye, the hero a space explorer. See Neumeier's Firebird (1983). 
Record 445 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Erich Walter  1927 - 1983 
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: Heinrich Wendel; Cost: Günter Kappel 
Company Deutsche Oper am Rhein Ballet 
First Performance 19 April 1970  Opernhaus, Dusseldorf, West Germany 
Conductor Henryk Czyz 
Principal Dancers Tilly Söffing (Chosen One), Claire Rothe (Older Woman), Peter Breuer, Petr Vondruska 
Note For large ensemble, following the sacrifice theme of the original Sacre scenario, but emphasising confrontation between male and female groups and including a ritualised gang rape of the Chosen One before her final dance. The work was still performed by this company in the early 1990s. 
Record 446 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Perséphone 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 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 Corrado Cagli 
Company Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 
First Performance 30 May 1970  Teatro Communale, Florence, Italy 
Conductor Georges Prêtre 
Principal Dancers Marga Nativo (Perséphone), Aldo Gardone (Pluton), Giancarlo Vantaggio (Mercure), Gioietta Romoli (Déméter), Flavio Bennati (Triptolème). 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Persephone scenario, with dancers doubling the static reciting characters and singing chorus. 
Record 447 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer John Cranko  1927 - 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 Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance 06 June 1970  Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Birgit Keil, Heinz Clauss 
Note For large ensemble. Staged Munich (1970). 
Record 448 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Cou, Coudres, Corps + Coeurs† 
Choreographer John Cranko  1927 - 1973 
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 Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance 17 June 1970  Württembergische Staatstheater, Grosses Haus, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 4 dancers. 
Record 449 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Ebony Concerto 
Choreographer John Cranko  1927 - 1973 
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 Cost: Silvia Strahammer 
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 26 July 1970  Munich, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Comic trio with the dancers in multi-coloured tights and wigs. Staged Stuttgart (1970) and Batsheva (1971). 
Record 450 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Firebird: Pas de Deux* 
Choreographer Bruce Bain   
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 Bruce Bain 
Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 14 August 1970  San Francisco Ballet Theatre, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Susan Williams, Bruce Bain 
Note  
Record 451 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance L' Oiseau de feu 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart  b. 1927 
Music The Firebird: concert suite  1919  First Performance: 12 April 1919, Geneva 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Joelle Roustan, Roger Bernard 
Company Paris Opera Ballet 
First Performance 31 October 1970  Palais des Sports, Paris, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Michael Denard 
Note For large ensemble, depicting the Firebird as the spirit of revolution and the Phoenix reborn from ashes. A young man leads his group of revolutionaries into battle, falls, but rises again to triumph (the whole ensemble now in red). The work has become established in the international repertory. See also Béjart's film Firebird, Royal Swedish Ballet (1950). 
Record 452 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Jeu de Cartes 
Choreographer Enrique Martinez   
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 Enrico d'Assia 
Company Teatro dell'Opera Ballet 
First Performance 25 November 1970  Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Alfredo Raino (Jolly Joker); Elpide Albanese, Diana Ferrara, Cristina Latini, Gabriella Tessitore (Queens); Sandro Arrigoni, Mauro Maiorani, Marcello Proietti, Alessandro Vigo (Kings); Domenico de Santis, Antonio Garofalo, Tuccio Rigano, Raffaele Solla (Aces) 
Note  
Record 453 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1970 
Dance Petruska 
Choreographer Amedeo Amodio  b. 1940 
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 Domenico Purificato 
Company Teatro dell'Opera Ballet 
First Performance 25 November 1970  Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Elpide Albanese (Ballerina), Amedeo Amodio (Petruska), Gianni Notari (Moor), Mauro Maiorani (Charlatan) 
Note  
Record 454 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Choral 
Choreographer Sigurd Leeder  1902 - 1981 
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  
First Performance Not Known   
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note A setting of the Grand Chorale from L'Histoire du Soldat. 
Record 455 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Le Baiser de la fée 
Choreographer E. Sube   
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  
Company Estonian National Opera Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, USSR (Estonia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 456 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Brodyachii Tzirk†*  
Choreographer Leonid Jacobson  1904 - 1975 
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 Choreographic Miniatures 
First Performance Not Known  , USSR (Russia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Selected numbers from the Suites were used. The translated title is Travelling Circus. 
Record 457 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Contrasts 
Choreographer Leonid Jacobson  1904 - 1975 
Music Danses concertantes  1940 - 42  First Performance: 8 February 1942, Los Angeles 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Choreographic Miniatures 
First Performance Not Known  Leningrad, USSR (Russia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 458 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance The Emperor and the Nightingale [major choreographic component within opera] 
Choreographer John Butler  1918 - 1993 
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 Willa Kim 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  WNET/13, USA 
Conductor Peter Adler 
Principal Dancers Gregg Mitchell (The Fisherman), Lance Westergard (The Mechanical Nightingale), Wesley Fata (Death) 
Note Opera set for television with danced roles (the Fisherman and Death doubling with singing parts). Mixed modern/classical style. 
Record 459 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Negrityansky Concerto 
Choreographer Leonid Jacobson  1904 - 1975 
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 Choreographic Miniatures 
First Performance Not Known  Leningrad, USSR (Russia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note The title means Negro Concerto. 
Record 460 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Loris Gai   
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   
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 461 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Martin Brenzell   
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 Toronto Dance Theatre 
First Performance 01 February 1971  Toronto, Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 462 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Katherine Litz   
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 Center for New Performing Arts Ensemble 
First Performance 06 May 1971  University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA 
Conductor William Hibbard 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 463 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Il Canto dell'Usignolo 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music The Song of the Nightingale  1917  First Performance: 6 December 1919, Geneva 
Symphonic poem for orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario Igor Stravinsky, after Hans Christian Andersen 
Design Dario Cecchi 
Company  
First Performance 15 May 1971  Teatro della Pergola, Florence, Italy 
Conductor M. Panni 
Principal Dancers Filippo Morucci (Chinese Emperor), Cristina Bozzolini (Nightingale), Gianfranco De Lama (Mechanical Nightingale), Aldo Gardone (Death). 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Le Chant du Rossignol scenario. 
Record 464 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Danses Concertantes 
Choreographer John Taras  b. 1919 
Music Danses concertantes  1940 - 42  First Performance: 8 February 1942, Los Angeles 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Georges Wakhévitch 
Company Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin 
First Performance 01 December 1971  Deutsche Oper, Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Didi Carli, Klaus Beelitz 
Note For solo couple, 3 pas de trois couples and accompanying group of 6 dancers. 
Record 465 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer John Taras  b. 1919 
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 Georges Wakhevitch 
Company Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin 
First Performance 01 December 1971  Deutsche Oper, Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor Ashley Lawrence 
Principal Dancers Robert Blankshine (Petrushka), Monika Radamm (Ballerina), Frank Frey (Moor) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Petrushka scenario and with close reference to its choreography. 
Record 466 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Myth 
Choreographer Alvin Ailey  1931 - 1989 
Music Symphonies of Wind Instruments  1920; rev. 1947  First Performance: 10 June 1921, Queen's Hall, London 
  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: A. Christina Giannini 
Company Alvin Ailey Dance Theater 
First Performance 15 December 1971  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Consuelo Atlas 
Note  
Record 467 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance A Soldier'sTale 
Choreographer Eliot Feld  b. 1942 
Music Suite: The Soldier's Tale  1920  First Performance: 20 July 1920, Wigmore Hall, London 
  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Costumes: Frank Thompson 
Company American Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 28 December 1971  Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., USA 
Conductor Akira Endo 
Principal Dancers Daniel Levans (Soldier), Eliot Feld (Pimp), Sallie Wilson, Paula Tracy (Whores) 
Note Using a new story about the sexual education of a soldier by two whores and a pimp. 
Record 468 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1971 
Dance Eccentrique† 
Choreographer Eliot Feld  b. 1942 
Music Quatre études  1928 - 29; rev. 1952  First Performance: 7 November 1930, Berlin 
for orchestra  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
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 Sets: Oliver Smith; Cost: Frank Thompson 
Company American Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 30 December 1971  Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Elizabeth Lee, Christine Sarry, John Sowinski 
Note  
Record 469 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Danses Concertantes 
Choreographer Fernand Nault  b. 1921 
Music Danses concertantes  1940 - 42  First Performance: 8 February 1942, Los Angeles 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens 
First Performance Not Known  Montreal, Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Sonia Taverner, Vincent Warren 
Note For 8 dancers, a plotless, lighthearted work. Revived, Colorado Concert Ballet (1977). 
Record 470 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Walter Gore  1910 - 1979 
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  Perth, Australia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note An open-air production. 
Record 471 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Jeu de Cartes 
Choreographer Brian Macdonald  b. 1928 
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 Francois Barbeau 
Company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens 
First Performance Not Known  Montreal, Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, a comic piece with a bearded older man as Joker (like a ring master) showing off the strange behaviour and relationships of the dancer 'cards' and playfully manipulating them. Neo-classical style with acting passages including exaggerated facial expression, using the operatic aspects of the music as they suggest speech and gesture. 
Record 472 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
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 Grands Ballets Canadiens 
First Performance Not Known  Montreal, Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note See Chiriaeff's Les Noces (1954). 
Record 473 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Sinfonia dos Salmos 
Choreographer Milko Sparemblek  b. 1928 
Music Symphony of Psalms  1930; rev. 1948  First Performance: 13 December 1930, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels 
for chorus and orchestra  Length of score: 23'
Text: Latin text from the Vulgate 
Scenario  
Design Cost: Milko Sparemblek 
Company Grupo Gulbenkian de Bailado 
First Performance Not Known  Lisbon, Portugal 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note See also Psalmensymphonie (1977) and Sinfonia dei Salmi (1991).  
Record 474 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Tilt 
Choreographer Hans van Manen  b. 1932 
Music Concerto in D for string orchestra  1946  First Performance: 27 January 1947, Basel 
  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Jean-Paul Vroom 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 21 January 1972  Circustheater, Scheveningen, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Michael Tipton, Lenny Westerdijk, Gérard Lemaitre, Conny Lodewijk, Jon Benoit, Arlette van Boven 
Note For 3 pairs of dancers, a comment on male/female interchange. The score was played twice through, and on the repeat the roles transposed, male/female roles reversed, the same pas de deux danced by different couples, the finale a repeat in mirror image. 
Record 475 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Der Kuss der fee† 
Choreographer John Neumeier  b. 1942 
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 Jürgen Rose 
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 02 January 1972  Städtische Bühnen, Frankfurt, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Maximo Barra (Rudi), Stephen Maurer (Sehnsucht), Marianne Kruuse (Babette), Persephone Samaropoulo (Fairy) 
Note For large ensemble, a development from the original Baiser scenario with additional psychological content, the young man Rudi doubled by his Sehnsucht -- 'subconscious yearning self.' The ballet begins at the wedding of Rudi and Babette where the Fairy, here a singer, awakens in him the memory of a deep longing. Next is a flashback to Rudi's childhood, a 'ballet blanc' vision in which the dancing Fairy appears, referring to Balanchine style. Neo-classical and demi-caractère styles. The opening Prologue featured two Tchaikovsky pieces that were later incorporated into Stravinsky's score. Revival, American Ballet Theatre (1974). 
Record 476 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Thoroughfare 
Choreographer Alfonso Figueroa   
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  
Company Boston Ballet 
First Performance 10 February 1972  Aquarius Theater, Boston, USA 
Conductor Hugo Fiorato 
Principal Dancers  
Note For 9 dancers 
Record 477 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Apollo 
Choreographer Kimie Sasamoto   
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 Japan Ballet Association 
First Performance March 1972  Tokyo, Japan 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 19 dancers, following the order of events in the original Apollo, the cast enlarged with a corps; the work was an example of 19th century Petipa white-ballet classicism in choreography, vocabulary and tutu costumes. 
Record 478 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Kimie Sasamoto   
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Japan Ballet Association 
First Performance March 1972  Tokyo, Japan 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, following the order of events in the original Orpheus. Neo-classical style. 
Record 479 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Pasdansés† 
Choreographer Dirk Sanders and René Goliard   
Music Suite No. 1  1925  First Performance: 2 March 1926, Haarlem 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 7'
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:  
Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Fireworks  1908; rev. 1909  First Performance: 22 January 1910, St. Petersburg 
a fantasy for orchestra, opus 4  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Roman Cieslewicz 
Company Ballet-Théâtre Contemporain 
First Performance April 1972  La Fenice, Venice, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Thérèse Thoreux, Muriel Belmondo, Itchko Lazarov, Tasuo Sakai, Odile Carrard, Jean-Claude Giorgini 
Note  
Record 480 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Jacques Lecoq   
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 Edouard Pignon 
Company Ballet-Théâtre Contemporain 
First Performance April 1972  La Fenice, Venice, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Jean-Claude Giorgini (Renard), Itchko Lazarov (Cock), Chantal Graf (Cat), Serge Chaufour (Goat) 
Note For ensemble, following the original Renard scenario, the dancers presented as a group of strolling players, including a corps of hens. In mime tradition, with very detailed enactment of narrative. The singers appeared onstage. 
Record 481 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Sans titre 
Choreographer Lar Lubovitch  b. 1943 
Music Concertino for string quartet  1920  First Performance: 23 November 1920, New York 
  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballet-Théâtre Contemporain 
First Performance April 1972  La Fenice, Venice, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Martine Parmain, James Urbain 
Note Duet, later staged for the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (1972) as Time before the time after (After the time before). 
Record 482 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Scènes de ballet 
Choreographer Nicolas Petrov  b. 1933 
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Henry Heymann 
Company Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 01 April 1972  Trinity High School, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Patricia Klekovic, Kenneth Johnson 
Note For large ensemble, plotless, in neo-classical style. Dedicated to Violette Verdy and Edward Villella, who led the first, more public performance in Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh (1972). 
Record 483 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Rite of Spring 
Choreographer Nicolas Petrov  b. 1933 
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 Henry Heymann 
Company Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 07 April 1972  Heinz Hall, Pittsburg, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Dana Nugent (Chosen One), Gennadi Vostrikov (Witch) 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario, with a number of named characters including a male Witch. Mixed modern/classical style. 
Record 484 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Ugo dell' Ara  b. 1921 
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 Ballet of Teatro Massimo 
First Performance 14 April 1972  Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Taina Beryll 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Sacre scenario, a symbolic journey in a human being's life, divided into 7 scenes. Mixed classical/modern style, with references to versions by Béjart (minimal clothing, erotic 'primitivism') and Massine (lines, circles of the ensemble around the Chosen One). Revival, Balletto del Teatro San Carlo, Naples (1982). 
Record 485 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Side Show 
Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan  1929 - 1992 
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: Thomas O'Neil 
Company Royal Ballet 
First Performance 24 April 1972  Metropolitan Opera House, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Lynn Seymour, Rudolf Nureyev 
Note Comic pas de deux for a circus strong man and a ballerina. Revival, K Ballet, Japan (2002). 
Record 486 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance The Firebird 
Choreographer Garth Welch  b. 1936 
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 Greg Irvine 
Company Australian Ballet 
First Performance 27 April 1972  , Australia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 487 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Tom Adair   
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 Tadeusz Gesek 
Company Poughkeepsie Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 06 May 1972  Poughkeepsie High School, Poughkeepsie, USA 
Conductor Claude Monteux 
Principal Dancers Audrey Cohen (Chosen One), Tom Adair (Sage), Nancy Stover (Old Woman) 
Note For large ensemble (a student dance company drawn from several institutions), following the original Sacre scenario very closely. 
Record 488 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Le Rossignol 
Choreographer Françoise Adret  b. 1920 
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 Pham Ngoc Tuan 
Company Ballet-Théâtre Contemporain 
First Performance 14 June 1972  Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France 
Conductor Diego Masson 
Principal Dancers  
Note Opera, produced by Jacques Demy (singers on stage), with a significant dance component, and part of a ballet company programme. 
Record 489 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance [Sonata] 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Scherzo  1902  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
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Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 18 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Sara Leland, John Clifford 
Note Plotless pas de deux in character style. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. Unlisted in the programme, it was introduced as a surprise opening to the Festival, incorrectly identified as the Scherzo from the 1903-04 Piano Sonata in F sharp minor. Both pieces of music had been rediscovered during the 1960s. 
Record 490 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Scherzo Fantastique 
Choreographer Jerome Robbins  1918 - 1998 
Music Scherzo fantastique, opus 3  1907 - 08; rev. 1930  First Performance: 6 February 1909, St. Petersburg 
for orchestra  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
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Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 18 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Gelsey Kirkland, Bart Cook, Stephen Caras, Victor Castelli, Bryan Pitts 
Note For solo couple amd 3 men, plotless, light and fast. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. The ballet continued in the NYCB repertory until 1978. 
Record 491 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Symphony in Three Movements 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
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Design  
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 18 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Craft 
Principal Dancers Sara Leland, Marnee Morris, Lynda Yourth, Helgi Tomasson, Edward Villella, Robert Weiss 
Note Plotless, in practice-clothes, for large ensemble. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. The ballet, in neo-classical style, remains in the NYCB repertory; several stagings internationally. 
Record 492 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Violin Concerto 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Violin Concerto in D  1931  First Performance: 23 October 1931, Berlin 
  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
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Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 18 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Karin von Aroldingen, Kay Mazzo, Jean-Pierre Bonnefous, Peter Martins 
Note Plotless, in practice-clothes, for large ensemble, after 1973 renamed Stravinsky Violin Concerto. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. The ballet, in neo-classical style, has a firm place in the international repertory. See Balanchine's Balustrade (1941). 
Record 493 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Concerto for Piano and Winds 
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 Cost: Rouben Ter-Arutunian 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 20 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Bruce Wells, Robert Maiorano, Frank Ohman, Tracy Bennett, Victor Castelli, Peter Naumann 
Note For 14 men, plotless, in neo-classical style. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. See Taras' other settings of the score, Arcade (1963) and Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments (1982). 
Record 494 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Danses Concertantes 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Danses concertantes  1940 - 42  First Performance: 8 February 1942, Los Angeles 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Eugene Berman 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 20 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Lynda Yourth, John Clifford 
Note Plotless, featuring four trios and a solo couple, with the exception of one trio, different choreography from Balanchine's Danses Concertantes (1944). Neo-classical style. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. The ballet remains in the NYCB repertory. 
Record 495 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Symphony in E-flat 
Choreographer John Clifford  b. 1947 
Music Symphony in E flat, opus 1  1905 - 1907; rev. 1913  First Performance: 4 February 1908, St. Petersburg 
for orchestra  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Stanley Simmons 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 20 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Gelsey Kirkland, Peter Martins 
Note For large ensemble, with hints of drama, the soloists' relationship failing to achieve harmony. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. 
Record 496 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Circus Polka 
Choreographer Jerome Robbins  1918 - 1998 
Music Circus Polka  1942; rev. 1944  First Performance: 9 April 1942, Madison Square Garden, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
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Company School of American Ballet 
First Performance 21 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Jerome Robbins (Ringmaster) 
Note For Robbins with 48 younger students from the School of American Ballet, in simple step and stage patterns. The ballet ended with the formation 'I.S.'. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. Occasional Stravinsky festival revivals (1982 and 1999). 
Record 497 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la fée'* 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 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 Eugene Berman 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 21 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Patricia McBride, Helgi Tomasson, Bettijane Sills, Carol Sumner 
Note Plotless, for 10 women and 4 soloists, with mood echoes of the original Andersen tale, drawing from the Divertimento and full-length ballet score. Neo-classical style. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. The ballet remains in the NYCB repertory. In 1974 a new ending was added (pas de deux with ensemble). See Balanchine's Le Baiser de la fée (1937). 
Record 498 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Octuor 
Choreographer Richard Tanner   
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:  
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Design  
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 21 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Elise Flagg, Deborah Flomine, Delia Peters, Lisa de Ribere, Tracy Bennett, James Brogan, Daniel Duell, Jean-Pierre Frohlich 
Note For 4 couples, plotless. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. 
Record 499 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Scherzo à la Russe 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Scherzo à la Russe  1945  First Performance: 22 March 1946, San Francisco 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Karinska 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 21 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Hugo Fiorato 
Principal Dancers Karin von Aroldingen, Kay Mazzo 
Note Plotless, for large ensemble, in the style of Russian women's folk ensembles. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. In 1982, for the Stravinsky Centennial Celebration, 'substantially rechoreographed in the same style' (Choreography by George Balanchine, p. 261). The ballet remains in the NYCB repertory. 
Record 500 of 1252.


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