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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 1972 
Dance Serenade in A 
Choreographer Todd Bolender  b. 1919 
Music Serenade in A  1925  First Performance: 24 November 1925, Frankfurt am Main 
for piano  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Stanley Simmons 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 21 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Susan Hendl, Robert Maiorano, Robert Weiss 
Note For pas de trois and 4 couples, with a hint of story, two men in conflict over a woman. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. 
Record 501 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Duo Concertant 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Duo Concertant  1931 - 32  First Performance: 28 October 1932, Funkhaus, Berlin 
for violin and piano  Length of score: 16'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 22 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Kay Mazzo, Peter Martins 
Note Practice-clothes pas de deux, with the suggestion of a love story in the final section. On several occasions, the dancers join and listen to the onstage musicians. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. In neo-classical style, the ballet remains in the NYCB repertory; several other stagings, including Vienna (1976) and Royal Ballet (1995). 
Record 502 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Scènes de ballet 
Choreographer John Taras  b. 1919 
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Karinska 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 22 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Patricia McBride, Jean-Pierre Bonnefous 
Note An extended pas de deux, supported by large female ensemble. Taras saw the score as a 'digest version of a romantic ballet.' Though plotless, the ballet suggested shifting moods in a moonlit woodland setting. Neo-classical style. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. See Taras' Scènes de ballet (1954). 
Record 503 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance The Song of the Nightingale 
Choreographer John Taras  b. 1919 
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 Rouben Ter-Arutunian 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 22 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Gelsey Kirkland (Nightingale), Elise Flagg (Mechanical Nightingale), Francisco Moncion (Emperor), Penny Dudleston (Death), Peter Naumann (Fisherman) 
Note For large ensemble with the following scenes 1. The Fête in the Emperor of China's Palace; 2. The Two Nightingales; 3. Illness and Recovery of the Emperor of China. In character and neo-classical styles with a tendency towards abstraction of the story. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. 
Record 504 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Dumbarton Oaks 
Choreographer Jerome Robbins  1918 - 1998 
Music Concerto in E flat 'Dumbarton Oaks'  1937 - 38  First Performance: 8 May 1938, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C. 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 15'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Patricia Zipprodt 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 23 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Craft 
Principal Dancers Allegra Kent, Anthony Blum 
Note For 6 couples and one solo couple, plotless, but with a 1920s tennis party setting. Mixed neo-classical/popular dance styles. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. See Robbins' other setting of the score, Piccolo Balletto (1986). 
Record 505 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Ode 
Choreographer Lorca Massine  b. 1944 
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 New York City Ballet 
First Performance 23 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Craft 
Principal Dancers Colleen Neary, Christine Redpath, Robert Maiorano, Earle Sieveling 
Note For 2 couples, 3 men and 3 women, a dark, dramatic work without specific narrative. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. 
Record 506 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Piano-Rag-Music 
Choreographer Todd Bolender  b. 1919 
Music Piano-Rag-Music  1919  First Performance: 8 November 1919, Conservatoire de Lausanne 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Stanley Simmons 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 23 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Gloria Govrin, John Clifford 
Note A humorous pas de deux featuring a ballerina taller than her partner and incorporating jazz style. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. 
Record 507 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins  GB: 1904 - 1983, JR: 1918 - 1998 
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 George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins 
Design Eugene Berman 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 23 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Edward Villella (Pulcinella), Violette Verdy (Girl), Michael Arshansky (Pulcinella's Father), Francisco Moncion (Devil), Shaun O'Brien (Devil), George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins (Beggars) 
Note For large ensemble, relating through character dance various aspects of Pulcinella's outrageous behaviour: his pact with the Devil and defeat of him at a spaghetti feast, followed by victory celebrations. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. The ballet continued in the NYCB repertory until Winter 1973-74. 
Record 508 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Choral Variations on Bach's 'Vom Himmel Hoch' 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Choral-Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch'  1955 - 56  First Performance: 27 May 1956, Ojai, California 
transcribed for mixed chorus and orchestra  Length of score: 15'
Text: in German 
Scenario  
Design Sets: Rouben Ter-Arutunian 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 25 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Karin von Aroldingen, Melissa Hayden, Sara Leland, Violette Verdy, Anthony Blum, Peter Martins 
Note Plotless ceremonial for large ensemble in neo-classical style, incorporating danced variations and a grand défilé. Premiere at Stravinsky Festival of New York City Ballet. 
Record 509 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Requiem Canticles II 
Choreographer Jerome Robbins  1918 - 1998 
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  
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 25 June 1972  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Merrill Ashley, Susan Hendl, Robert Maiorano, Bruce Wells 
Note For large ensemble, in practice clothes, an abstract reflection on death and grief. The ballet was performed once by New York City Ballet, on the last evening of the Stravinsky Festival, but joined the Royal Ballet repertory (1972-73). 
Record 510 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Balkan Sobranie† 
Choreographer Richard Alston  b. 1948 
Music Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo  1918  First Performance: 8 November 1919, Conservatoire de Lausanne 
  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Myra Visser 
Company Scottish Theatre Ballet 
First Performance 28 June 1972  Close Theatre, Glasgow, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Anne Allan, Kit Lethby, Marian St. Clare, Bruce Steivel 
Note For 2 couples, who enter successively, moving from party clothes to nightwear to all-over tights (stylised nudity). The programme note: 'Time: 1930s. Scene: A cocktail party is over...' The title was taken from a brand of cigarettes. The score also contained music by Jean Françaix and Kazuo Fukushimo. 
Record 511 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Time before the time after (After the time before) 
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 Lar Lubovitch 
Company Lar Lubovitch Dance Company 
First Performance 31 October 1972  Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Lar Lubovitch, Jeanne Solan 
Note  
Record 512 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Eske Holm   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Josef Svoboda 
Company Royal Swedish Ballet 
First Performance 10 November 1972  Royal Opera House, Stockholm, Sweden 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Mette Honnigen and Sorella Englund (Firebird), Tommy Frishoi (Ivan), Johnny Eliasen (Kastchei) 
Note Referring to the original Firebird scenario, but Firebird and Princess are one (2 dancers), Kastchei rapes her and makes her pregnant, and the enamoured Ivan is distraught and rejects her: the lovers' future remains unclear. 
Record 513 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Le Sacre 
Choreographer John Neumeier  b. 1942 
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 Filippo Sanjust 
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 25 November 1972  Städtische Bühnen, Frankfurt, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Truman Finney, Beatrice Cordua 
Note For large ensemble, exploring the theme of human destruction, via meaningless mass copulation and visions of a disintegrating world. Finally, there are two anguished solos, for a man, then a naked woman. Modern style. Revival, Venice and Hamburg (1975). 
Record 514 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance La Sagra della Primavera 
Choreographer John Taras  b. 1919 
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 Marino Marini 
Company La Scala Opera Ballet 
First Performance 09 December 1972  Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Bruno Maderna 
Principal Dancers Natalia Makarova (Chosen One) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Sacre scenario and many of its stylistic aspects, 'Russian' detail and turned-in movement. Exploring complex rhythms, it drew from the recently published choreographic notes by Stravinsky (1969), taken from the 1913 piano rehearsal score. 
Record 515 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Symphonies d'Instruments à Vent 
Choreographer Félix Blaska  b. 1941 
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: Jacques Schmidt 
Company Ballets Félix Blaska 
First Performance 12 December 1972  Maison de la Culture, Grenoble, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Marie-Laurence Bonnet, Marc Digout, Aliocha Gorki, Françoise Joullie, Doris Mengus, Graeme Lloyd Murphy 
Note The ballet was subtitled 'L'Ame vivante II'.  
Record 516 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1972 
Dance Trois Pièces pour Clarinette 
Choreographer Félix Blaska  b. 1941 
Music Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo  1918  First Performance: 8 November 1919, Conservatoire de Lausanne 
  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Jacques Schmidt 
Company Ballets Félix Blaska 
First Performance 12 December 1972  Maison de la Culture, Grenoble, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Marie-Laurence Bonnet, Peter Heubi 
Note  
Record 517 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1973 
Dance Capriccio 
Choreographer José Gutierrez   
Music Capriccio  1928 - 29; rev. 1949  First Performance: 6 December 1929, Salle Pleyel, Paris 
for piano and orchestra  Length of score: 16'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known   
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Plotless, in neo-classical style. 
Record 518 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1973 
Dance Aria No. 1* 
Choreographer David Briggs   
Music Violin Concerto in D  1931  First Performance: 23 October 1931, Berlin 
  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  New York City, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Angeline Wolf 
Note Solo. 
Record 519 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1973 
Dance Petroushka 
Choreographer Tilde Urseanu   
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: Theo Lau; Cost: Homa Partovi 
Company Iranian National Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Roudaki Hall, Teheran, Iran 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers M. Tahvildari (Ballerina), Djamshid Saghabashi (Petroushka), A. Adjadi (Moor), Avak Abrahamian (Magician) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Petrushka scenario. 
Record 520 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1973 
Dance Petrushka 
Choreographer Serge Golovine  1924 - 1998 
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 after Alexandre Benois 
Company Toulouse Théâtre du Capitole Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 521 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1973 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Harry Kupfer   
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 Peter Sykora 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Dresden, East Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers The production used pupils from the Paluccaschule. 
Note  
Record 522 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1973 
Dance Jeu de cartes 
Choreographer Nicolas Petrov  b. 1933 
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 Henry Heymann 
Company Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 24 February 1973  Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Gennadi Vostrikov (Joker), Kenneth Johnson (King of Hearts), Patricia Klekovic (Queen of Hearts) 
Note For ensemble, the members of which represent cards in a game of poker. Finally, love (the King and Queen of Hearts) triumphs over the Joker. 
Record 523 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1973 
Dance Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Amedeo Amodio  b. 1940 
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 Manzu 
Company  
First Performance 21 March 1973  Teatro Communale, Bologna, Italy 
Conductor Marcello Panni 
Principal Dancers Amedeo Amodio (Soldier), Roberto Pistone (Devil), Luciana Savignano (Princess), Fernando Caiati (Narrator) 
Note  
Record 524 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1973 
Dance Ragtime† 
Choreographer Alfons Cata and Kent Stowell  GB: 1904 - 1983, JR: 1918 - 1998 
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Hermann Haindl 
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 10 October 1973  Frankfurt, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Stravinsky's music was used alongside that of Scott Joplin and Gunther Schuller. 
Record 525 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1973 
Dance Kill What I Love† 
Choreographer John Butler  1918 - 1993 
Music Ode  1943  First Performance: 8 October 1943, Boston, USA 
elegiacal chant in three parts for orchestra  Length of score: 11'
Text:  
Concerto in D for string orchestra  1946  First Performance: 27 January 1947, Basel 
  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Tal Coat 
Company Ballet-Théâtre Contemporain 
First Performance 16 November 1973  Théâtre d'Angers, Angers, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Martine Parmain, Jean-Claude Giorgini, Muriel Belmondo, Jacques Garnier, André Lafonta 
Note  
Record 526 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1973 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Heinz Spoerli  b. 1941 
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 Jörg Zimmermann 
Company Basel Ballet 
First Performance 21 December 1973  Stadttheater, Basel, Switzerland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Teresa Bacall, Silvia Frey, Karel Hruska, Jano Sprlak-Puk 
Note For ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario. See Spoerli's Feuervogel (1993). 
Record 527 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Geoffrey Cauley   
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: Kaspar Wolfensberger 
Company Zürich Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Opernhaus, Zürich, Switzerland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Helena Villarvoya (Firebird), Roberto Dimitrievitch (Tsarevitch), Angelica Bornhausen (Tsarevna), Eve Trachsel (Kashchei) 
Note Mixed modern/classical style. 
Record 528 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Der Kuss der Fee 
Choreographer John Grant   
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: Michael Goden; Cost: Ilse Marianne Wittneben 
Company Bühnen der Hansestadt Lübeck 
First Performance Not Known  Stadttheater, Lübeck, West Germany 
Conductor Imre Pall 
Principal Dancers Peter Smink (Young Man), Edith Krohn (Bride), Gisela Kretzschmar (Fairy), Manuel Moreno, Brigitte Hantke, Haichi Akamine 
Note  
Record 529 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Riccardo Duse   
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 Léonide Massine 
Design Vaclav Elias 
Company Lucerne Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Opera, Lucerne, Switzerland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 530 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Jeu de Cartes 
Choreographer Peter Köhler   
Music Jeu de cartes  1936  First Performance: 27 April 1937, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Ballet in three deals  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Waldemar Mayer-Zick; Cost: Helmi Henssler 
Company Ballett am Badischen Staatstheater Karlsruhe 
First Performance 26 January 1974  Badisches Staatsoper, Karlsruhe, West Germany 
Conductor Winfried Petzold 
Principal Dancers Ivan Buzga (Joker), Janice White (Queen of Hearts), Karin Zinner (Queen of Clubs), Renate Hejlova (Queen of Spades), Marjorie Auburtin (Queen of Diamonds) 
Note  
Record 531 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Rite of Spring 
Choreographer Joyce Trisler   
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 Cost: Joyce Trisler 
Company New Dance Group Studio's Young Dancers Performing Group 
First Performance 08 February 1974  St. Clement's Church, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers none 
Note For large ensemble, making reference to the original Sacre scenario, but the emphasis is on abstraction and dancerly activity, and the final section is essentially a group dance. Several revivals (1975-86). Modern style. 
Record 532 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Circus Polka 
Choreographer Paul Mejia   
Music Circus Polka  1942; rev. 1944  First Performance: 9 April 1942, Madison Square Garden, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Germinal Casado 
Company Ballet du XXe Siècle 
First Performance 09 February 1974  Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, Belgium 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Anouchka Babkine, Kyra Kharkevitch, Brigitte Kher, Claudia Minne, Martine Detournay, Rita Lussi, Beatrice Berger, Axelle Arnouts (Horses), Orie Ohara, Michelle Mottet, Lise Pinet (Pierrettes) 
Note  
Record 533 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Rudi van Dantzig  b. 1933 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Toer van Schayk 
Company Dutch National Ballet 
First Performance 12 February 1974  , Netherlands 
Conductor André Presser 
Principal Dancers Maria Aradi, Zoltan Peter 
Note For ensemble, with figures reminiscent of Orpheus and Eurydice, but there is an oblique relationship to the original legend and ballet scenario: 'Orpheus is the symbol of the artist longing for something he cannot possibly attain.' Mixed modern/classical style. 
Record 534 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Klaus Meyer   
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 Würzburg Ballet 
First Performance 10 March 1974  Städtisches Theater, Würzburg, West Germany 
Conductor Christoph Dittrichs 
Principal Dancers Ilona Jendrjewski, Edward Cyré 
Note Emphasising the psychological conflict between good and evil over mythological content. 
Record 535 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance The Firebird 
Choreographer Una Kai   
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 Jock Stockwell 
Company New Zealand Ballet 
First Performance 28 March 1974  Auckland, New Zealand 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Judith Mohekey (Firebird), Jon Trimmer (Prince Ivan) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario, mixture of movement styles and Russian reference. 
Record 536 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance The Lottery 
Choreographer Brian Macdonald  b. 1928 
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: Robert Mitchell; Cost: François Barbeau 
Company Harkness Ballet 
First Performance 16 April 1974  Harkness Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Helen Heinemann, Zane Wilson, Christopher Aponte, Clare Cravey, Chris Jensen 
Note For ensemble, based on Shirley Jackson's story 'The Lottery', about a surviving tradition of ritual sacrifice in small town America. Heinemann was the condemned Mother. The Robert Rudolf orchestration was used. Staged Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Montreal (1974). 
Record 537 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Glen Tetley  b. 1926 
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 Nadine Baylis 
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 17 April 1974  National Theatre, Munich, West Germany 
Conductor Hans Zender 
Principal Dancers Ferenc Barbay (Chosen Boy), Konstanza Vernon, Frederic Werner 
Note For large ensemble, presenting the sacrificial victim as a Chosen Boy, who bears the connotations of a Christ figure, suffering, killed and born again with the spring. The work also furthered the erotic tradition of Béjart's 1959 Sacre. Mixed modern/classical style. Revivals, Stuttgart (1976 and 1980), American Ballet Theatre, New York (1976).  
Record 538 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Hans van Manen  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 Jean-Paul Vroom 
Company Dutch National Ballet 
First Performance 16 June 1974  Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Alexandra Radius, Han Ebelaar, Monique Sand, Francis Sinceretti, Sandor Némethy, David Loring 
Note For large ensemble, distinct male/female masses, from which emerged solos and duets. Quoting Stravinsky, the programme note indicated that the work was fundamentally plotless. However, the general mood of containment gave rise to suggestions of eroticism, frenzied outbursts and an orgiastic ending. Modern style with generalised folklore elements. 
Record 539 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Klaus Meyer   
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Würzburg Ballet 
First Performance 04 July 1974  Stadttheater, Würzburg, West Germany 
Conductor Christoph Dittrichs 
Principal Dancers Ilona Jendrjewski, Edward Cyré 
Note  
Record 540 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Gise Furtwängler   
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Deutsche Oper am Rhein Ballet 
First Performance 19 July 1974  Theater der Stadt, Duisberg, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Roswitha Rossack, Helge Degel, Eduard Straub, Janusz Wojciechowski 
Note  
Record 541 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Zig Zag†* 
Choreographer Lar Lubovitch  b. 1943 
Music Sonata for two pianos  1943 - 44  First Performance: 2 August 1944, Madison, Wisconsin 
  Length of score: 11'
Text:  
Three Easy Pieces  1914 - 15  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Five Easy Pieces  1917  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 9'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Pennsylvania Ballet 
First Performance August 1974  Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Lawrence Rhodes 
Note For one man and 7 women, two dances in succession: Sonata (male solo -- Statement, Several Replies, All Together); Eight Easy Pieces (ensemble). Modern style. The Sonata was orchestrated by Peter Nocella. 
Record 542 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Heinz Spoerli  b. 1941 
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 Charles Leupin, Herbert Leupin 
Company Basel Ballet 
First Performance 27 September 1974  Stadttheater, Basel, Switzerland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Ingrid Fraley, Detlef Hoppmann, Sheldon Schwartz 
Note  
Record 543 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Ulf Gadd  b. 1943 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Ulf Gadd 
Company Gothenburg Ballet 
First Performance 01 November 1974  Stora Teatern, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, following the original Orpheus scenario. 
Record 544 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Counterpoint* 
Choreographer Michael Corder  b. 1955 
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Royal Ballet Choreographic Group 
First Performance 19 November 1974  Collegiate Theatre, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Michael Corder, Susan Crow 
Note Set to the first movement of the score. 
Record 545 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1974 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Ashley Killar   
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 Terence Emery 
Company Royal Ballet 
First Performance 13 December 1974  Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK 
Conductor David Atherton 
Principal Dancers Margaret Barbieri, Stephen Jefferies, Graham Goodbody, Michael Harper 
Note  
Record 546 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Klaus Riedel   
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  Mainz, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Karin Pellmont (Firebird), Roger Lucas (Prince Ivan), Maria Rosa Villoresi (Tsarevna), Helga Latus (Kastchei)  
Note  
Record 547 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Wheat* 
Choreographer Sally Potter and Dennis Greenwood  GB: 1904 - 1983, JR: 1918 - 1998 
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 Strider 
First Performance 14 March 1975  Green Dragon Court, Southwark, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, set outdoors, referring to the Firebird (Greenwood dressed in a red rubber suit with tutu and black bird's mask) and to Canadian wheatfields, drought, with fire seen as a destructive force. Mixed movement, singing, theatrical elements including fire-eating and burning cans of fire. The opening bars of Stravinsky's score were repeated through the piece.  
Record 548 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Marian Horosko  b.1927 
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: Richard Strahan and Joseph De Angelis; Cost: Anthony Bassae 
Company Les Ballets Trocadéro de Monte Carlo 
First Performance 28 March 1975  Vandam Theatre, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note A version of Firebird in travesty by an all-male company. 
Record 549 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Wind von West 
Choreographer Pina Bausch  b. 1940 
Music Cantata  1951 - 52  First Performance: 11 November 1952, Los Angeles 
for soprano, tenor, female chorus and ensemble  Length of score: 30'
Text: anon. 15th and 16th century English lyrics 
Scenario  
Design Rolf Borzik 
Company Tanztheater Wuppertal 
First Performance 03 December 1975  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, including solo roles for one woman and two men, about the need for men and women to make contact and the alienation of individuals separated spatially here by gauze screens. Modern style. 
Record 550 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Dudley Davies   
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 Petit and Patricia Miller 
Company NAPAC Ballet Company, Durban 
First Performance April 1975  , South Africa 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Kay Connett (Firebird), Ken Yeatman (Tsarevitch), Coreen Trant (Tsarevna) 
Note  
Record 551 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Le Baiser de la fée 
Choreographer Loris Gai   
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 Anna Anni 
Company La Scala Opera Ballet 
First Performance 03 April 1975  La Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Pier Luigi Urbini 
Principal Dancers Carla Fracci (Fairy), Paolo Bortoluzzi (Young Man), Anna Razzi (Fiancée) 
Note  
Record 552 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
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:  
Scenario  
Design Costumes: James Waring 
Company New England Dinosaur 
First Performance 25 April 1975  Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Sara Brummel, Jean Churchill, Willard Hall, Elizabeth Mallinckrodt, Michael Mao 
Note For 3 women and 2 men, a second version of Waring's 1967 Arena, with the same music selections but different choreography and designs. 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, Judson Memorial Chruch, New York (1978). 
Record 553 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Vittorio Biagi  b. 1941 
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 Roger Bernard 
Company Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon 
First Performance 10 May 1975  Opéra, Lyons, France 
Conductor André Vandernoot 
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, following the original Noces scenario, emphasising emotional emptiness and choreography as machine. 
Record 554 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Le Sacre du Printemps 
Choreographer Vittorio Biagi  b. 1941 
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 Roger Bernard 
Company Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon 
First Performance 10 May 1975  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyons, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, following the sacrifice theme of the original scenario and set in an empty space. A group of beggars, dressed in rags and with heavy black eye makeup, express a sort of 'primitive madness'. Mixed classical/modern style combined with 'expressionist' gesture. Revivals, Rome (1982, 1996). 
Record 555 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer William Louther  1942 - 1998 
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: Peter Docherty 
Company Welsh Dance Theatre 
First Performance 14 June 1975  Sherman Thetare, Cardiff, UK 
Conductor Boris Brott 
Principal Dancers Mikloth Bond (Soldier), Graeme Edler (Devil), Francis Rozelaar Green (Narrator), Alice Stopczynski (Princess) 
Note The director of the production was Nicholas Ferguson. 
Record 556 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Kollektive Symphonie 
Choreographer Rudi van Dantzig, Hans van Manen, Toer van Schayk  RvD: b. 1933, HvM: b. 1932, TvS: b. 1936 
Music Symphony in C  1938 - 40  First Performance: 7 November 1940, Chicago 
for orchestra  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Dutch National Ballet 
First Performance 18 June 1975  Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 557 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Joseph Holmes   
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 Kat Taylor, Virgil Sanner 
Company Joseph Holmes Dance Theatre 
First Performance 20 June 1975  Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Aaron Levy, Keith McDaniel 
Note Following the sacrifice theme of the original Sacre scenario and notions of 'primitivism', with a Chosen One. Modern style. Part 1 (1975), part 2 (1975-76). Revival, Evanston (1983). 
Record 558 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Polka 
Choreographer Dace Dindonis   
Music Circus Polka  1942; rev. 1944  First Performance: 9 April 1942, Madison Square Garden, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Summer Dance Workshop Students of Joliet Ballet Society 
First Performance 26 July 1975  Joliet West High School Auditorium, Joliet, Illinois, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, plotless and lighthearted. 
Record 559 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Geschichte vom Soldaten 
Choreographer Egon Madsen  b. 1942 
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 24 October 1975  Kammertheater, Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 560 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Rapid Transit 
Choreographer Lar Lubovitch  b. 1943 
Music Concerto for two solo pianos  1932 - 35  First Performance: 21 November 1935, Salle Gaveau, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Lar Lubovitch Dance Company 
First Performance 25 November 1975  Dance Umbrella at Roundabout Stage One, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 3 men and four women. 
Record 561 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Das Frühlingsopfer 
Choreographer Pina Bausch  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'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Rolf Borzik 
Company Tanztheater Wuppertal 
First Performance 03 December 1975  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Marlis Alt 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario, but commenting on the victimization of women in the social process. Modern style. Since 1975, the work has appeared regularly within the Wuppertal repertory. Revival, Paris Opera Ballet (1997). 
Record 562 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Der Zweite Frühling†* 
Choreographer Pina Bausch  b. 1940 
Music Three Easy Pieces  1914 - 15  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo  1918  First Performance: 8 November 1919, Conservatoire de Lausanne 
  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Three Pieces for String Quartet  1914; rev. 1918  First Performance: 13 May 1915, Paris 
  Length of score: 8'
Text:  
Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Eight Instrumental Miniatures  1962  First Performance: 29 April 1962, Massey Hall, Toronto 
for fifteen players  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Five Easy Pieces  1917  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 9'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Tanztheater Wuppertal 
First Performance 03 December 1975  Opernhaus, Wuppertal, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, a lighthearted piece about an elderly couple ready for supper and musing on their pasts, who they might once have been. The work includes images of three different women and one other man. Modern style. Music selection: Three Easy Pieces (Valse), Three Pieces for Clarinet (No.1), Three Pieces for String Quartet(Excentrique, Cantique), Tango (transcription for orchestra), Eight Instrumental Miniatures (Allegretto, Largetto), Five Easy Pieces (Andante). 
Record 563 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1975 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Boris Eifman  b. 1946 
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 Boris Eifman 
Design V. Dorrer 
Company Kirov Ballet 
First Performance 05 December 1975  Kirov Theatre, Leningrad, USSR (Russia) 
Conductor V. Fedotov 
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, the original Firebird scenario modified so that the Firebird is an unhappy product of Kastchei and to emphasise the battle between youth and age. Prince Ivan falls in love with and rescues her, but the ending is tragic. Mixed modern/classical style. Revival, Theatre of Contemporary Ballet Company (1978). 
Record 564 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Peter Schnitzler   
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 Aachen Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Aachen, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 565 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Mavra 
Choreographer Juan Giuliano   
Music Mavra  1921 - 22; rev. 1947  First Performance: 3 June 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
opera buffa in one act  Length of score: 25'
Text: Boris Kochno, after Pushkin 
Scenario  
Design Eric Thillard 
Company Ballet of the Théâtre des Arts, Rouen 
First Performance Not Known  Théâtre des Arts, Rouen, France 
Conductor Paul Ethuin 
Principal Dancers  
Note Opera with roles doubled between dancers and singers (the latter onstage, situated around a table). The choreography contained references to folk and ball dances. 
Record 566 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer M.Z. Agatov   
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 Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Ballet  
First Performance Not Known  Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre, Moscow, USSR (Russia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 567 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Juan Giuliano   
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 Eric Thillard 
Company Ballet of the Théâtre des Arts, Rouen 
First Performance Not Known  Théâtre des Arts, Rouen, France 
Conductor Paul Ethuin 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 568 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Juan Giuliano   
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 Eric Thillard 
Company Ballet of the Théâtre des Arts, Rouen 
First Performance Not Known  Théâtre des Arts, Rouen, France 
Conductor Paul Ethuin 
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, the singers onstage, doubling the roles represented by the dancers. 
Record 569 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Symphonie des Psaumes 
Choreographer Juan Giuliano   
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 Eric Thillard 
Company Ballet of the Théâtre des Arts, Rouen 
First Performance Not Known  Théâtre des Arts, Rouen, France 
Conductor Paul Ethuin 
Principal Dancers  
Note A choral dance, costumed in long flowing robes, with a 'chosen one', and the choir onstage. 
Record 570 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Mavra 
Choreographer Giampiero Calasso (dir.)   
Music Mavra  1921 - 22; rev. 1947  First Performance: 3 June 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
opera buffa in one act  Length of score: 25'
Text: Boris Kochno, after Pushkin 
Scenario  
Design Sando La Feria 
Company  
First Performance 28 January 1976  Teatro Communale, Florence, Italy 
Conductor Pier Luigi Urbini 
Principal Dancers Fedora Barbieri (Mother), Gabrielle Ravazzi (Parasha), Rosina Cavicchiolo (Neighbour), Lajos Kozma (Hussar) 
Note  
Record 571 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Four Against the Gods 
Choreographer Joyce Trisler   
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 Joyce Trisler Danscompany 
First Performance 05 February 1976  Theatre of Riverside Church, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Anne-Marie Hackett (Humphrey), Jacqulyn Buglisi (Graham), Maggy Gorrill (St. Denis), Nancy Colahan (Duncan) 
Note For 4 dancers, representing Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Doris Humphrey and Martha Graham. The outer movements were set as ensemble dances, the slow movement, a series of solos using the vocabulary and styles of the dancers represented. 
Record 572 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer John Butler  1918 - 1993 
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Dance Company of New South Wales 
First Performance 05 February 1976  Sydney, Australia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Kathy Chard (Bride), Mark Wraith (Groom) 
Note  
Record 573 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Ebony Concerto en een tango† 
Choreographer Hans van Manen  b. 1932 
Music Ebony Concerto  1945  First Performance: 25 March 1946, Carnegie Hall, New York 
for solo clarinet and jazz ensemble  Length of score: 11'
Text:  
Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Jean-Paul Vroom; Cost: Joop Stokvis 
Company Dutch National Ballet 
First Performance 22 February 1976  Stadtsschouwburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers David Loring, Joanne Zimmerman, Zoltan Peter, Maria Aradi 
Note The orchestral version of the tango was used. 
Record 574 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Peter van Dijk  1929 - 79 
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 Walter Gondolf 
Company Ballet du Rhin 
First Performance 02 March 1976  Théâtre Municipal, Mulhouse, France 
Conductor Paul Capolongo 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 575 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance The Rite of Spring 
Choreographer Frances Smith Cohen   
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: Jack Schwanke; Cost: Bobbie Culbert 
Company Arizona Dance Theater 
First Performance 09 April 1976  Community Center Music Hall, Tucson, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers John Wilson (The Divine King), Sandra Noll Hammond (Winner of the Tribal Games), Joe Morales (The Adolescent), Frances Smith Cohen (The Ancient) 
Note  
Record 576 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Stravinsky Pas de Deux 
Choreographer Lew Christensen  1909 - 1984 
Music Four Norwegian Moods  1942  First Performance: 13 January 1944, Sanders Theater, Cambridge, Mass.  
for orchestra  Length of score: 8'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Patricia Polen 
Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 10 April 1976  Orpheum Theater, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Susan Magno, Keith Martin 
Note Plotless pas de deux, including solo variations. Revival under title Norwegian Moods, New York City Ballet Stravinsky Centennial Celebration (1982), and Stravinsky Festival (1999). 
Record 577 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Petrushka-Variationen 
Choreographer John Neumeier  b. 1942 
Music Three Movements from 'Petrushka'  1921  First Performance: 26 December 1922, Paris 
for piano  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Costumes: John Neumeier 
Company Hamburg Ballet 
First Performance 14 May 1976  Schwetzingen, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Magali Messac, Francois Klaus 
Note For 6 dancers, plotless, comic, mixing classical style with everyday gesture. Revivals, Nancy (1980), English National Ballet (1986). 
Record 578 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Topaz 
Choreographer Rosalind Newman   
Music Sonata for piano  1924  First Performance: 16 July 1925, Donaueschingen 
  Length of score: 10'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Rosalind Newman and Dancers 
First Performance 20 May 1976  New York University School of the Arts, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note With Ravel's Sonata for piano and violin. 
Record 579 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Dance for Five Women 
Choreographer Edward Henkel   
Music Suite Italienne  1932  First Performance: 28 October 1932, Berlin 
for violin and piano  Length of score: 15'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Manhattan School of Dance 
First Performance 17 July 1976  Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 580 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Lar Lubovitch  b. 1943 
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 Cost: Lar Lubovitch 
Company Lar Lubovitch Dance Company 
First Performance 03 September 1976  Delacorte Theatre, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Susan Weber (Bride), Bob Besserer (Groom) 
Note For 10 dancers, evoking the ritual of an arranged marriage in old Russia, commencing with the couple manipulated by the community like objects, later, the high-spirited wedding party enacting scenes from life, a duet for the bride and groom emerging at the end. Mixed modern/folk style. Revivals, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Montreal (1978), Stuttgart Ballet (1979). New production titled The Wedding, for the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (2001), set in the post-Revolutionary Soviet period. 
Record 581 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Fred Howald   
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Marco Arturo Marelli 
Company Hamburg Ballet 
First Performance 12 September 1976  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
Conductor Kazuhiro Koizumi 
Principal Dancers Francois Klaus (Orpheus), Silvia Winterhalder (Eurydice) 
Note For ensemble, avoiding a straight narrative line, the two central pas de deux depicting Orpheus' memory of Eurydice and their encounter in the Kingdom of the Dead. The angel of death was represented by three men. 
Record 582 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1976 
Dance Introducing... 
Choreographer Choo San Goh  1948 - 1987 
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: Mary Day 
Company Washington Ballet 
First Performance 07 November 1976  Wollman Auditorium, Columbia University, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 3 couples, and 3 additional women. 
Record 583 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance Jeu de cartes 
Choreographer John Grant   
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  
Company Bühnen der Hansestadt Lübeck 
First Performance Not Known  Stadttheater, Lübeck, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Erwin Kecsek 
Note For ensemble, an amusing parody. 
Record 584 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Valery Panov  b. 1938 
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  
First Performance Not Known  Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Vladimir Gelvan, Eva Evdokimova, Klaus Beelitz 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Petrushka scenario, but with political reference, the Charlatan cast as a dictator figure. 
Record 585 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance Psalmensymphonie 
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  
Company Croatian National Theatre Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Yugoslavia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note This may not be Sparemblek's first setting of the score. Larrousse indicates a 1969 setting. See also Sparemblek's Sinfonia dos Salmos (1972) and Sinfonia dei Salmi (1991). 
Record 586 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance A Set for Players 
Choreographer Claudia Gitelman   
Music Pulcinella Suite  1922; rev. 1949  First Performance: 22 December 1922, Boston 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Masks: Lisa and Hillary Gitelman 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 6 'Players' and 2 'Mimes'. 
Record 587 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance The Ice Maiden 
Choreographer Lew Christensen  1909 - 1984 
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 José Verona 
Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 06 January 1977  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Betsy Erickson (Fairy), Tomm Ruud (Bridegroom), Susan Magno (Bride) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Baiser scenario. Neo-romantic and demi-caractère styles. 
Record 588 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Ugo dell' Ara  b. 1921 
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 Alberto Gianquinto 
Company  
First Performance 23 January 1977  La Fenice, Venice, Italy 
Conductor Karl Martin 
Principal Dancers Taina Beryll (Bride), Rocco (Bridegroom), Sandra Fontolan, Elena Roncaglio (Mothers) 
Note  
Record 589 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Frank Corsaro (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  
Company New York City Opera 
First Performance April 1977  New York City, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note The libretto was modified to reflect trends in contemporary life. Corsaro reported the shifting around of numbers and repetitions increasing the playing time by approximately one third. 
Record 590 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance The Rite of Spring 
Choreographer Constantin Patsalas  1943 - 1989 
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 Constantin Patsalas 
Company National Ballet of Canada 
First Performance 07 April 1977  Bathurst Street Theatre, Toronto, Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Karen Kain, Mavis Staines, Karen Tessmer, Luc Amyôt 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario. However, the programme states that the work is 'a symbolic representation' of 'the cycles of birth, love, strife and death'. Mixed modern/classical style, including pointework. 
Record 591 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance I Never Saw Another Butterfly*† 
Choreographer Pearl Lang   
Music Quatre études  1928 - 29; rev. 1952  First Performance: 7 November 1930, Berlin 
for orchestra  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Don Jensen; Cost: Christina Gianni 
Company Pearl Lang Dance Theater 
First Performance 13 April 1977  Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd St Y, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, using the theme of children in a concentration camp. The Cantique section of the score was used, and one other short Stravinsky piece, in a collage with other music by Henry Cowell and Irving Srul Glick. 
Record 592 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Lothar Höfgen   
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: Wolf Wanniger; Cost: Winnie Schneider 
Company Mannheim Nationaltheater Ballet 
First Performance 28 April 1977  National Theatre, Mannheim, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Christine Treisch (Firebird), Christine Peltz (Tsarevna), Vaclav Slovenak (Tsarevitch), Hans Wrona (Kashchei) 
Note  
Record 593 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance Mini-Strawinni† 
Choreographer Joel Schnee   
Music Four Norwegian Moods  1942  First Performance: 13 January 1944, Sanders Theater, Cambridge, Mass.  
for orchestra  Length of score: 8'
Text:  
Eight Instrumental Miniatures  1962  First Performance: 29 April 1962, Massey Hall, Toronto 
for fifteen players  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
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 Walter Perdacher 
Company Kassel Ballet 
First Performance 30 April 1977  Staatstheater, Kassel, West Germany 
Conductor Michael Lloyd 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 594 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Geraldine Stephenson   
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 Alan Barlow 
Company  
First Performance 06 June 1977  Theatre Royal, Bath, UK 
Conductor Mark Elder 
Principal Dancers Performers: Christopher Hancock (Narrator), Kevin Williams (Soldier). Edward Atienza (Devil), Melanie Parr (Princess) 
Note The director of the production was David Williams. 
Record 595 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps: Szenen aus dem heidnischen Russland 
Choreographer Valery Panov  b. 1938 
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 Set: David Sharir; Cost: David Sharir and Valery Panov 
Company Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin 
First Performance 05 November 1977  Deutsche Oper, Berlin, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Maria Gisladottir (Chosen One), Valery Panov (Shaman) 
Note For large ensemble, following the sacrifice theme of the original Sacre scenario, incorporating Russian ethnographic detail and featuring an athletic pas de deux for the Shaman and Chosen One. 
Record 596 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance Petrouchka 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart  b. 1927 
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 Joëlle Roustan, Roger Bernard 
Company Ballet du XXe Siècle 
First Performance 15 November 1977  Théâtre Forêt National, Brussels, Belgium 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Vladimir Vassiliev (Petrouchka), Rita Poelvoorde (Ballerina), Bertrand Pie, Ivan Marko (the Friends) 
Note For large ensemble, about confused identity (of self and others). A young man, led by a magician into a hall of mirrors, dons in turn the masks of Petrouchka, the Moor and the Ballerina. His relationship with his former world is destroyed. There is Russian reference in the choreography and designs. Mixed modern/classical/folk style. New production, Brussels (1982). Revival, Stuttgart Ballet (1982). 
Record 597 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1977 
Dance Symphonie des Psaumes 
Choreographer Micha van Hoecke   
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 Joëlle Roustan, Roger Bernard 
Company Ballet du XXe Siècle 
First Performance 15 November 1977  Théâtre Forêt National, Brussels, Belgium 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 598 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Ebony Concerto 
Choreographer Timothy Storey   
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 PACT Ballet Company 
First Performance Not Known  Johannesburg, South Africa 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 599 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Sinfonia 3 
Choreographer Carlos Trincheiras   
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Justino Alves 
Company Companhia Nacional de Bailado 
First Performance Not Known  Lisbon, Portugal 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 600 of 1252.


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