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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 1978 
Dance Dumbarton Oaks 
Choreographer Michael Corder  b. 1955 
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  
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Company Royal Ballet Choreographic Group 
First Performance February 1978  London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note In 1979, staged for Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, the work was retitled Rhyme nor Reason. The work has been revived on several occasions for different companies. Corder has stated a preference for returning to the original title for future revivals. 
Record 601 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer Günther Pick   
Music Perséphone  1933 - 1934; rev 1949  First Performance: 30 April 1934, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Melodrama in three parts for female narrator, tenor solo, mixed chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra  Length of score: 56'
Text: André Gide 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballett des Theaters Ulm 
First Performance 21 February 1978  Stadttheater, Ulm, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Linda Calder 
Note Following the original Persephone scenario. Classical style with ritual gesture. 
Record 602 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Dumbarton Oaks 
Choreographer Hans van Manen  b. 1932 
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 Keso Dekker 
Company Dutch National Ballet 
First Performance 23 February 1978  Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Hans Ebbelaar, Alexandra Radius, Clint Farha, Mea Venema 
Note  
Record 603 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Rite of Spring 
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 Cost: Debra L. Amonette and Michael J. Skeene 
Company Dallas Ballet 
First Performance 10 March 1978  McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 604 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Rite of Spring 
Choreographer John Pasqualetti   
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: John Pasqualetti 
Company Oakland Ballet 
First Performance 07 April 1978  Paramount Theatre, Oakland, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Ron Thiele, Shirley Reevie 
Note For 15 dancers, a graphic celebration of sexual desire and consummation. Mixed modern/classical style. 
Record 605 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Stravinsky Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra 
Choreographer Robert Gladstein   
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 Cost: Willa Kim 
Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 09 May 1978  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Gina Ness, Alexander Filipov, Laurie Cowden, Dennis Marshall 
Note For 16 dancers. 
Record 606 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Andy Adamson   
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 Judith Park 
Company  
First Performance 01 June 1978  Birmingham Repertory Theatre, UK 
Conductor Christopher Lyndon Gee 
Principal Dancers Performers: Alec Wallis (Devil), Robert Gill (Soldier), Bob Smith (Devil), Susanne Hywel, Karen Bowen (Dancers) 
Note Andy Adamson also directed this production. 
Record 607 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer E. Serezhnikov   
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 V. Kostukovsky 
Company Choreographic Miniatures 
First Performance 18 July 1978  Leningrad, USSR (Russia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note The work followed the original scenario. 
Record 608 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance A Little of What You Fancy 
Choreographer Leslie White   
Music Danses concertantes  1940 - 42  First Performance: 8 February 1942, Los Angeles 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 20'
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Scenario  
Design  
Company Queensland Ballet 
First Performance 06 September 1978  SG10 Theatre, Brisbane, Australia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 609 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Joel Schnee   
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 Kassel Ballet 
First Performance October 1978  Staatstheater, Kassel, West Germany 
Conductor Michael Lloyd 
Principal Dancers Stephanie Macoun (Firebird), Charles Watkins (Prince Ivan), Cathy Leon (Princess) 
Note  
Record 610 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Joel Schnee   
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 Kassel Ballet 
First Performance October 1978  Staatstheater, Kassel, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Daniel Vinocour (Fox), Barry Wilkinson (Cock), Stephanie Macoun (Cat), John Scott (Goat) 
Note  
Record 611 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Fred Howald   
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 Marco Arturo Marelli 
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 18 November 1978  Frankfurt, West Germany 
Conductor Ralf Weikert 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 612 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Tango-tango† 
Choreographer Peter Martins  b. 1946 
Music Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: D.D. Ryan 
Company  
First Performance 21 November 1978  Felt Forum, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers John Curry, JoJo Starbuck 
Note Ice ballet, also using music by Niels Gade. See Martins' Tango (1983). 
Record 613 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Psalmensymfonie 
Choreographer Jirí Kylián  b. 1947 
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 Sets: William Katz; Cost: Joop Stokvis 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 24 November 1978  Circustheater, Scheveningen, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Revival Stuttgart Ballet (1979). 
Record 614 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1978 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Georgii Aleksidze  b. 1941 
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 Teimuraz Murvanidze 
Company Choreographic Miniatures 
First Performance 28 December 1978  Leningrad, USSR (Russia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note The ballet followed the original Pulcinella scenario. 
Record 615 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Eight Easy Pieces† 
Choreographer Noble Barker   
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 Connecticut Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  New Haven, Connecticut, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 616 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Der Kuss der Fee 
Choreographer Peter Tornew   
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 Chemnitzer Ballett 
First Performance Not Known  Städtische Theater, Chemnitz (Karl-Marx-Stadt), East Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 617 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Peter Tornew   
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 Chemnitzer Ballett 
First Performance Not Known  Städtische Theater, Chemnitz (Karl-Marx-Stadt), East Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 618 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Rotaring: The Stravinsky Dance Circus†* 
Choreographer Paul Sanasardo  b. 1928 
Music Concerto in D for string orchestra  1946  First Performance: 27 January 1947, Basel 
  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Symphonies of Wind Instruments  1920; rev. 1947  First Performance: 10 June 1921, Queen's Hall, London 
  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
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: Paul Sanasardo 
Company Batsheva Dance Company 
First Performance Not Known  Tel Aviv, Israel 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 10 dancers, using the whole of the Concerto in D and Symphonies of Wind Instruments and selections from the Suites (Andante and Napolitana, Suite No. 1; Marche, Valse and Galop, Suite No. 2). Modern style. 
Record 619 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Vesna Sviashchennaia 
Choreographer Valentin Elizarev  b. 1947 
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 Minsk Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Minsk, USSR (Byelorussia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Photographs of the 1986 Minsk Ballet revival suggest an 'ethnographic' approach in the costumes, and mixed modern/classical style, including pointework. 
Record 620 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Germinal Casado  b. 1934 
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 Germinal Casado 
Company Ballett am Badischen Staatstheater Karlsruhe 
First Performance 14 January 1979  Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Marina Michalopoulou (Firebird), Peter Vondruska (Tsarevitch), Melinda Lewis (Tsarevna), Igor Iwanoff (Kashchei) 
Note Following the original Firebird scenario. 
Record 621 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Ketunnahka [Fox Skin] 
Choreographer Marjo Kuusela   
Music Divertimento [Symphonic suite from The Fairy's Kiss]  1934; rev. 1949  First Performance: 4 November 1934, Paris 
for orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Iceland Dance Company 
First Performance March 1979  National Theatre, Reykyavik, Iceland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Revived in a shorter form, Dance Theatre Raatikko, Vantaa, Finland, 6 October 1987 
Record 622 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Ebony Concerto 
Choreographer Kenneth De Lap   
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 Ozone Dance Company 
First Performance 01 March 1979  American Theatre Laboratory, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 623 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Joseph Russillo  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 Renaud Sanson 
Company Ballet-Théâtre Joseph Russillo 
First Performance 19 May 1979  Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Emmenuelle Damaye (Chosen Woman), Joseph Russillo (Chosen Man) 
Note Ensemble dance in the erotic 'primitive' tradition of Béjart's 1959 Sacre. Modern style. Revival, Turin (1988). 
Record 624 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Concert voor Piano & Blazers 
Choreographer Hans van Manen  b. 1932 
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 Jean-Paul Vroom 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 21 September 1979  Scheveningen, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 625 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Greetings 
Choreographer Nils Christe   
Music Greeting Prelude  1955  First Performance: 4 April 1955, Boston, USA 
for orchestra  Length of score: 1'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Keso Dekker 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 25 October 1979  Scheveningen, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 626 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1979 
Dance Personifications 
Choreographer Jack Waters   
Music Greeting Prelude  1955  First Performance: 4 April 1955, Boston, USA 
for orchestra  Length of score: 1'
Text:  
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  
Company  
First Performance November 1979  American Theatre Laboratory, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Mary Duncan, Barbara Hoon, Morris Perry, Jack Waters 
Note For 4 dancers. 
Record 627 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Elegy 
Choreographer Albert Reid   
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'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Peggy Florin, Jeannette Leentvaar 
Note Duet. 
Record 628 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Hugo Romero   
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  , Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Louis Robitaille, Claudia Moore 
Note A television production for 2 dancers. Modern style. 
Record 629 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Fogos de Artifício 
Choreographer Tony Hubert   
Music Fireworks  1908; rev. 1909  First Performance: 22 January 1910, St. Petersburg 
a fantasy for orchestra, opus 4  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Daniel Jassogne 
Company Companhia Nacional de Bailado 
First Performance Not Known  , Portugal 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 630 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Juan Giuliano   
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 Mario Prassinos 
Company Ballet du Capitole 
First Performance 15 January 1980  Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Jeanne Alberti (Chosen Woman), Harmen Tromp (Chosen Man) 
Note The work made reference to the intentions of the original Sacre. 
Record 631 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps (The Rehearsal) 
Choreographer Paul Taylor  b. 1930 
Music The Rite of Spring (piano duet version)  1911 - 13  First Performance: Not Known 
  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design John Rawlings 
Company Paul Taylor Dance Company 
First Performance 15 January 1980  Lisner Auditorium, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Betty de Jong (Rehearsal Mistress), Ruth Andrien (The Girl), Christopher Gillis (The Private Eye), Elie Chaib (The Crook), Monica Morris (His Mistress), Lila York (His Stooge) 
Note For 12 dancers, commenting on the viciously destructive impulse within modern society. There are three narrative layers: evocation of the 1913 Sacre choreography, a cartoon detective story (set c. 1930) about a kidnapped baby, the drama of a dance company's ritual of daily rehearsal. Modern style. The work continues in the repertory. 
Record 632 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Eight Easy Pieces† 
Choreographer Peter Martins  b. 1946 
Music Three Easy Pieces  1914 - 15  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Five Easy Pieces  1917  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 9'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Santo Loquasto 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 16 January 1980  Alice Tully Hall, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Susan Gluck, Roma Sosenko, Stacy Caddell 
Note Playful pas de trois in neo-classical style. The ballet continued in the New York City Ballet repertory until 1991, revived 2003. See Martins' Eight More (1985). 
Record 633 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Das Duell 
Choreographer Hermann Rudolph   
Music Fireworks  1908; rev. 1909  First Performance: 22 January 1910, St. Petersburg 
a fantasy for orchestra, opus 4  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Wilfried Werz; Cost: Christine Stromberg 
Company Deutsche Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 26 January 1980  Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, East Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Monika Lubitz, Bernd Dreyer 
Note  
Record 634 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Some Dance and Some Duet 
Choreographer Micha Bergese   
Music Sonata for piano  1924  First Performance: 16 July 1925, Donaueschingen 
  Length of score: 10'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Liz da Costa 
Company London Contemporary Dance Theatre 
First Performance 12 February 1980  Arts Centre, Christ's Hospital School, Horsham, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Anca Frankenhaeuser, Anita Griffin, Patrick Harding-Irmer, Celia Hulton, Brendon Hughes, Tom Jobe, Michael Small 
Note  
Record 635 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Hochzeit† 
Choreographer Reinhild Hoffmann  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 Johannes Schütz, Penelope Wehrli 
Company Tanztheater Bremen 
First Performance 16 February 1980  Theater am Goetheplatz, Bremen, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, representing conflict between the sexes and the search for female identity. Tanztheater style. The work also used music by Jürgen Tamchina (Tanzlieder und Klavierstücke, op. 218b). 
Record 636 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Octuor* 
Choreographer Yair Vardi   
Music Concerto for two solo pianos  1932 - 35  First Performance: 21 November 1935, Salle Gaveau, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Carolyn Fey 
Company Ballet Rambert 
First Performance 23 April 1980  Riverside Studios, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Quinny Sacks, Sally Owen, Cathrine Price, Thomas Yang, Norio Yoshida, Nelson Fernandez, Michael Ho, Lucy Burge 
Note Performed to the first three movements of the concerto. 
Record 637 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Le Rossignol 
Choreographer Hector Zaraspe   
Music The Nightingale  1908 - 09, 1913 - 14; rev. 1962  First Performance: 26 May 1914, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Lyric tale in three acts  Length of score: 45'
Text: Stepan Mitusov, after Hans Christian Andersen 
Scenario  
Design Sets: Peter Gould; Cost: Jean Davis 
Company  
First Performance 24 April 1980  Juilliard Opera Centre, New York, USA 
Conductor Jorge Mester 
Principal Dancers Brian Taylor (Fisherman) 
Note The role of the Fisherman was 'mimed' on stage. The opera with dance was staged by Norman Ayrton. 
Record 638 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Circus Polka 
Choreographer Harald Wandtke   
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 Dresden Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 29 April 1980  Staatstheater, Dresden, East Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Dietmar Jacob, Akef Megahed, Hannes-Detlef Vogel 
Note  
Record 639 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Ragtime 
Choreographer Harald Wandtke   
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Traute Mahler, Barbara Schiffner 
Company Dresden Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 29 April 1980  Staatstheater, Dresden, East Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Carole Schwab, Gerald Binke, Dictmar Jacob 
Note  
Record 640 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Ebony Sensations 
Choreographer Brett Raphael   
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 Brett Raphael 
Company Springplank 
First Performance 17 May 1980  Leyden, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 641 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Eleanor Fazan, Terry Gilbert, Gordon McDougall   
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 Martyn Bainbridge 
Company Oxford Music Theatre 
First Performance 08 July 1980  Playhouse, Oxford, UK 
Conductor Henry Ward 
Principal Dancers Performers: Valentine Dyall (Narrator), Neil McCaul (The Earl of Essex), Sylvester McCoy (The O'Neill), Rosamond Attwood (the O'Neill's Daughter/ the Red Queen) 
Note  
Record 642 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Maina Gielgud  b. 1945 
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 15 August 1980  Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK 
Conductor Sylvain Cambreling 
Principal Dancers Wayne Sleep (Soldier), Maina Gielgud (Princess); [other performers: Simon Callow (Devil), Claire Bloom (Narrator)] 
Note Michael Kustow directed the production, which was set in 1918. 
Record 643 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Don Asker   
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design Costumes: Joanne Lightfoot 
Company West Australian Ballet 
First Performance 16 August 1980  Octagon Theatre, University of Western Australia, Australia 
Conductor David Tunley 
Principal Dancers Benita Whalley (Bride), Tony Tamburri (Groom) 
Note Following the original Noces scenario. Modern style. This version was used as the basis for Asker's Noces for Human Veins Dance Theatre, premiered Canberra (1982; National Library of Australia MS 7629). 
Record 644 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Oscar Araiz  b. 1940 
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: Carlos Cytrynowski; Cost: Renata Schussheim 
Company Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève 
First Performance 09 October 1980  Grand Théâtre, Geneva, Switzerland 
Conductor Jean-Marie Auberson 
Principal Dancers Cristina Martinelli, Roger Shim, Laura Smeak, Cheryl Wrench, Robert Thomas, Raquel Rossetti, Jackie Planeix, Lucas Crandall, Tom Crocker 
Note Suite of numbers using a commedia dell' arte setting and reflecting on human temperament. Mixed classical/character style. 
Record 645 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Heinz Spoerli  b. 1941 
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: Hannes Meyer; Cost: Anushka Meyer-Riehl 
Company Basel Ballet 
First Performance 10 October 1980  Stadttheater, Basel, Switzerland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Sheldon Schwartz, Amanda Bennett, Loya Molloy, Shauna Wagner, Otto Ris, Maurice Choukrane, Ralf Beyer 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Pulcinella scenario. Mixed classical/character style. Revival, Vienna (1990). 
Record 646 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Elégie 
Choreographer Satoru Shimazaki   
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'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 07 November 1980  Cooper Union, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Junko Kikuchi 
Note Solo. 
Record 647 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1980 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Douglas Dunn  b. 1942 
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 Costumes: Norbert Schmucki 
Company Paris Opera Ballet 
First Performance 18 November 1980  Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France 
Conductor Manuel Rosenthal 
Principal Dancers Jean Guizerix, Wilfried Piollet 
Note For 15 dancers, plotless, with commedia and narrative references in the costumes of the soloists, and quirky movement ideas. Both choreographic and movement style suggested the influence of Merce Cunningham, alongside elements of classical vocabulary. Revivals, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, New York (1984), Paris Opera (2002). 
Record 648 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Vicente Nebrada  b. 1932 
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 Royal Winnipeg Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Winnipeg, Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario, with some new twists, a lightshow, the Princess's friends transformed into Dragon Flies, the Magician and his female companion a music-hall duo. Mixed classical/character style. 
Record 649 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance The Firebird 
Choreographer Brydon Paige   
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 Alberta Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Edmonton, Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Svea Eklof (Firebird), Michael Rahn (Prince) 
Note Following the original Firebird scenario. 
Record 650 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Greeting Prelude 
Choreographer Michael Corder  b. 1955 
Music Greeting Prelude  1955  First Performance: 4 April 1955, Boston, USA 
for orchestra  Length of score: 1'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet Choreographic Workshop 
First Performance Not Known  Liverpool, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 651 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Inner Circles 
Choreographer Gray Veredon   
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Australian Dance Theatre 
First Performance Not Known  , Australia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, symbolising initiation into marriage, in 1982 revived for the Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon, the first in an evening of three 'celebrations' to music by Stravinsky, followed by Le Sacre du printemps (the sacrifice) and Les Noces (the union). 
Record 652 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Stravinsky Quartet 
Choreographer Daniel West   
Music Concertino for string quartet  1920  First Performance: 23 November 1920, New York 
  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 653 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Symphony of Psalms 
Choreographer Igal Perry   
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 Bat-Dor Dance Company 
First Performance Not Known  Tel Aviv, Israel 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 654 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Suite from Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Peter Martins  b. 1946 
Music Suite: The Soldier's Tale  1920  First Performance: 20 July 1920, Wigmore Hall, London 
  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Ben Benson 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 29 January 1981  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Darci Kistler, Ib Andersen, Helene Alexopoulos, Maria Calegari 
Note For 16 dancers, plotless (the original libretto discarded), in neo-classical style. The ballet continued in the New York City Ballet repertory until the 1986-87 season, and was revived for the Stravinsky Festival (1999). Martins used the 1920 Suite. 
Record 655 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Le Baiser 
Choreographer Oscar Araiz  b. 1940 
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: Carlos Cytrynowski; Cost: Renata Schussheim 
Company Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève 
First Performance 20 February 1981  Grand Théâtre, Geneva, Switzerland 
Conductor Jean-Marie Auberson 
Principal Dancers Iracity Cardoso, Frédéric Gafner, Cheryl Wrench, Tom Crocker, Bonnie Wyckoff  
Note For ensemble, following the original Baiser scenario, with the Swiss village locale removed: a study in black and white, the young man seen as artist outsider and the fairy as muse. 
Record 656 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance The Rite of Spring: Pictures of Pagan Russia 
Choreographer Richard Alston  b. 1948 
Music The Rite of Spring (piano duet version)  1911 - 13  First Performance: Not Known 
  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Set: Peter Mumford; Cost: Anne Guyon 
Company Ballet Rambert 
First Performance 06 March 1981  Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Yair Vardi (Sage), Sally Owen (Chosen One) 
Note For 19, later 16 dancers (by comparison with most other versions, a 'chamber' Rite), following the original Sacre scenario. Against a background of violence in the elements, the tribe appear controlled and distanced, evoking the terrible power of quiet in their ceremony. They also share moments of intimacy, even tenderness. Modern style, with reference to the 1913 Sacre. See Alston's The Rite of Spring excerpts for television (2002). 
Record 657 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Peregrine* 
Choreographer Lajos Horvath   
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 Cost: Vivien Deuber 
Company  
First Performance 19 March 1981  Bühnen der Hansestadt (Studio), Lübeck, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Anna Lavrova 
Note The work probably used extracts from the Firebird score. 
Record 658 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Alto Even Tenor 
Choreographer Matthew Hawkins   
Music Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo  1918  First Performance: 8 November 1919, Conservatoire de Lausanne 
  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Royal Ballet Choreographic Group 
First Performance 31 March 1981  Riverside Studios, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Sharon McGorian, Matthew Hawkins 
Note Duet. 
Record 659 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Ragtime 
Choreographer Milton Myers   
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Milton Myers 
Company Joyce Trisler Danscompany 
First Performance 08 April 1981  The Space at City Center, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 660 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Time Steps† 
Choreographer Milton Myers   
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Joyce Trisler Danscompany 
First Performance 08 April 1981  The Space at City Center, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Nancy Long, Deborah Salmirs, Warren Spears (Ragtime dancers) 
Note For ensemble, in 4 sections, the second being Ragtime (a trio), which was later performed independently. Modern style. Other sections used music by Duke Ellington and Aaron Copland.  
Record 661 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Cantata 
Choreographer Christopher Bruce  b. 1945 
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 Nadine Baylis 
Company Tanz-Forum Cologne 
First Performance 21 April 1981  Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, UK 
Conductor Nicholas Carr 
Principal Dancers Gabriel Barth, Moira Bosman, Kym Cassiman, Christina Dan, Loretta Harth, Monika Montiva, Inga Sterner, Albert van Nierop, Ralf Harter, Tony Westwood, Richard Lane, George Coss, Michael Hall, Athol Farmer 
Note  
Record 662 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Dietmar Seyffert   
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: Axel Pfefferkorn; Cost: Christa Hahn 
Company Leipzig Ballett-Ensemble 
First Performance 23 May 1981  Opernhaus, Leipzig, East Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Marina Otto (Chosen One), Norbert Thiel (Sage), Hans-Georg Uhlmann, Siegfried Martin (Diviners) 
Note For large ensemble, referring to the original Sacre scenario but emphasising formal aspects. Mixed modern/classical style. Revival, Altenburg-Gera (1995). See Seyffert's other setting of the same score, Clown Gottes (1990). 
Record 663 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance The Firebird 
Choreographer Ferenc Barbay   
Music The Firebird: concert suite  1919  First Performance: 12 April 1919, Geneva 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 25 May 1981  Munich, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Ferenc Barbay (Sorcerer), Ivan Michaud (Firebird) 
Note For 2 men (stripped to dance belts, in a bare setting), an extended encounter ending with the victory of the Firebird. Mixed modern/classical style. The duet used Isao Tomitas' synthesised version of Stravinsky's score. 
Record 664 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Ronald Ashton   
Music Pulcinella Suite  1922; rev. 1949  First Performance: 22 December 1922, Boston 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Rita Seitz 
Company  
First Performance 13 June 1981  Staatstheater, Kassel, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Hans Wrona (Pulcinella), Lynette Blechta (Pimpinella) 
Note  
Record 665 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Hans-Henning Ende   
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: Edgar Ruth; Cost: Marga Sommerkamp 
Company  
First Performance 17 June 1981  Städtische Bühnen, Osnabrück, West Germany 
Conductor Alfred Eschwé 
Principal Dancers Andrzej Kucharski (Pulcinella), Lisa Kohl (Pimpinella) 
Note  
Record 666 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Élégie 
Choreographer Milton Myers   
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'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Milton Myers 
Company Joyce Trisler Danscompany 
First Performance 18 June 1981  Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Nancy Long 
Note Solo. 
Record 667 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Four Etudes 
Choreographer Milton Myers   
Music Four Studies, for piano, opus 7  1908  First Performance: Not Known 
  Length of score: 8'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Milton Myers 
Company Joyce Trisler Danscompany 
First Performance 18 June 1981  Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 7 dancers. 
Record 668 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Ebony Concerto 
Choreographer John Clifford  b. 1947 
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 Los Angeles Ballet Theater 
First Performance 07 August 1981  State University of New York, Purchase, NY, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 669 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Saltarello 
Choreographer Jean Paul Comelin   
Music Suite Italienne  1932  First Performance: 28 October 1932, Berlin 
for violin and piano  Length of score: 15'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance 25 September 1981  Kleines Haus, Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Melinda Witham, Christopher Boatwright, Leslie McBeth, John Alleyne 
Note The work used the cello/piano version of the score. 
Record 670 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Nomaden 
Choreographer Jirí Kylián  b. 1947 
Music Ebony Concerto  1945  First Performance: 25 March 1946, Carnegie Hall, New York 
for solo clarinet and jazz ensemble  Length of score: 11'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Jirí Kylián; Cost: Willa Kim 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 01 October 1981  Circustheater, Scheveningen, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note The score was played twice through, and on the repeat the male/female roles were reversed. 
Record 671 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Le Rossignol [major choreographic component within opera] 
Choreographer Frederick Ashton  1904 - 1988 
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 Stepan Mitusov, after Hans Christian Andersen 
Design David Hockney 
Company Metropolitan Opera 
First Performance 03 December 1981  Metropolitan Opera House, New York, USA 
Conductor James Levine 
Principal Dancers Anthony Dowell (The Fisherman), Natalia Makarova (The Nightingale) 
Note Opera with two danced roles, the corresponding singers in the orchestra pit (following the scheme of the 1914 Rossignol). In neo-classical style, the choreography was created in London, then fitted into the New York production by John Dexter. Revival, Royal Opera House, London (1983). 
Record 672 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Jean-Pierre Bonnefous  b. 1943 
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 David Hockney 
Company Metropolitan Opera Ballet 
First Performance 03 December 1981  Metropolitan Opera House, New York, USA 
Conductor James Levine 
Principal Dancers Linda Gelinas (Chosen One), Christopher Stocker (Sage) 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario and with reference to Nijinsky/Nijinska styles. The Sage instructed the Chosen One and finally gave her a 'sacred blade' with which to kill herself. Attending to musical detail, the work drew from the published choreographic notes by Stravinsky (1969) taken from the 1913 piano rehearsal score. Part of Stravinsky/David Hockney programme (see Le Rossignol, Ashton). 
Record 673 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1981 
Dance Ildfuglen 
Choreographer Glen Tetley  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'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design John MacFarlane 
Company Royal Danish Ballet 
First Performance 12 December 1981  Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Mette Honningen (Firebird), Torben Jeppesen (Lover), Lars Damsgaard (Keeper of the Garden) 
Note For large ensemble, a narrative about a young girl locked in an oppressive community, her metamorphosis into a Firebird (symbolising freedom) leading her to meet a young man and find love and fulfilment. The work moves from darkness to light. Mixed modern/classical style. 
Record 674 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Brothers 
Choreographer David Parsons and Daniel Ezralow  DP: b. 1959, DE: b. 1957 
Music Concertino for string quartet  1920  First Performance: 23 November 1920, New York 
  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Judy Wirkula 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Daniel Ezralow, David Parsons 
Note Performed to Stravinsky's transcription for twelve instruments. Revival, Paris Opera (1986). 
Record 675 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Le Chant du Rossignol 
Choreographer Lorca Massine  b. 1944 
Music The Song of the Nightingale  1917  First Performance: 6 December 1919, Geneva 
Symphonic poem for orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Fortunato Depero 
Company Rome Opera Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Rome, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 676 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Dumbarton Oaks 
Choreographer Kent Stowell  b. 1939 
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: Judith Cooper 
Company Pacific Northwest Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Seattle, Washington, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Plotless ballet created for Stravinsky Centennial Celebration. 
Record 677 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Mai-Ester Murdmaa  b.1933 
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 Estonian National Opera Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, USSR (Estonia) 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 678 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Jardin d'Hiver 
Choreographer Ann Vachon   
Music Pulcinella Suite  1922; rev. 1949  First Performance: 22 December 1922, Boston 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens 
First Performance Not Known  , Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 679 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Pavel Smok  b.1927 
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design Peter Bissegger 
Company Prague Chamber Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  , Czechoslovakia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 13 dancers, following the original Noces scenario, with no specific ethnographic reference, but emphasising the issue of forced marriage and abuse -- the groom repeatedly striking down the Bride towards the end. Modern style. 
Record 680 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Peter Schnitzler   
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 Aachen Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Aachen, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 681 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Peter Schnitzler   
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 Aachen Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Aachen, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 682 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Pulcinella and Pimpinella 
Choreographer Birgit Cullberg   
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  Swedish television, Sweden 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 683 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Rite of Spring 
Choreographer Ulf Gadd  b. 1943 
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 Gothenburg Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Stora Teatern, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Conductor Göran W. Nilsen 
Principal Dancers Isobel Fortes [Chosen Maiden], Liselotte Berg [Leading Earth Mother] 
Note Following the sacrifice theme of the original Sacre scenario and likewise evoking a 'primitive' society. Modern style. Revival, Gothenburg (1998). 
Record 684 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Le Rossignol 
Choreographer Joseph Russillo  b. 1938 
Music The Nightingale  1908 - 09, 1913 - 14; rev. 1962  First Performance: 26 May 1914, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Lyric tale in three acts  Length of score: 45'
Text: Stepan Mitusov, after Hans Christian Andersen 
Scenario  
Design  
Company La Scala Opera Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Milan, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 685 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Sinfonia de los Salmos 
Choreographer Mauricio Wainrot   
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 Grupo de Danza Contemporanea del Teatro San Martin 
First Performance Not Known  Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Revival, National Ballet of Chile (1991). 
Record 686 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Pavel Smok  b.1927 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , Czechoslovakia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 687 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Suite Italienne 
Choreographer David Briggs   
Music Suite Italienne  1932  First Performance: 28 October 1932, Berlin 
for violin and piano  Length of score: 15'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballett des Theaters Ulm 
First Performance Not Known  Ulmer Theater, Ulm/Donau, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 4 couples, plotless, practice-clothes ballet in neo-classical style. 
Record 688 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer John Taras  b. 1919 
Music The Firebird: Ballet Suite  1945  First Performance: 24 October 1945, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 28'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Geoffrey Holder 
Company Dance Theatre of Harlem 
First Performance 12 January 1982  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Stephanie Dabney (Firebird), Donald Williams (Young Man), Lorraine Graves (Princess of Unreal Beauty), Sulpicio Mariano (Prince of Evil) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario, an exotic fairytale account in a tropical setting, but without specific cultural reference. Mixed classical/character style. 
Record 689 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Symphony in Three Movements 
Choreographer Robert Gladstein   
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 16 January 1982  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Laurie Cowden, Dennis Marshall, Tracy-Kai Maier, Alexander Topciy, Victoria Morgan, Jim Sohm 
Note For large ensemble. 
Record 690 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Sacre 
Choreographer Johannes Kresnik  b.1939 
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 V. A. Wölfl 
Company Ballett des Theaters der Stadt Heidelberg 
First Performance 17 January 1982  Stadttheater, Heidelberg, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, exploring the oppression of both men and women. The production made considerable use of props and it repeated parts of the taped score (length one-and-a-half hours). Tanztheater style. 
Record 691 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Geschichte von Pulcinella† 
Choreographer Jochen Ulrich  b. 1944 
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
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 
The Firebird: Ballet Suite  1945  First Performance: 24 October 1945, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 28'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Michel G. Peter 
Company Tanz-Forum Cologne 
First Performance 22 January 1982  Opernhaus, Cologne, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 692 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Dumbarton Oaks 
Choreographer Henry Berg   
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  
Company San Francisco Dance Theatre 
First Performance 05 February 1982  San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 693 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Taghkanic 
Choreographer Barbara Roan   
Music Pastorale  1907  First Performance: 9 January 1908, St. Petersburg 
song without words for soprano and piano  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Sally Ann Parsons, Barbara Roan 
Company  
First Performance 11 February 1982  Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note The work also used music by JS Bach (Loure from Partita no. 3 in E major) and Scarlatti (Sonata in D Major). 
Record 694 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Daniel Léveillé   
Music The Rite of Spring (piano duet version)  1911 - 13  First Performance: Not Known 
  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Daniel Léveillé 
Company  
First Performance 16 February 1982  Studio de l'Annexe de l'Ecole Nationale de Théâtre Montreal, Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Louise Lecavalier, Solange Paquette, Gilles Simard, Danielle Tardif 
Note For 4 dancers, moving solo, as if 'after the bomb,' representing the 'craziness that happens at the end of the world.' 
Record 695 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Genesis† 
Choreographer James Kudelka  b. 1955 
Music Praeludium  1936 - 37; rev. 1953  First Performance: 18 October 1953, Los Angeles 
for jazz ensemble  Length of score: 2'
Text:  
Concertino for string quartet  1920  First Performance: 23 November 1920, New York 
  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Claude Girard 
Company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens 
First Performance March 1982  Montreal, Canada 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Praeludium: male solo; Concertino: 2 women and 1 man; Ragtime: ensemble. Premiere duing Stravinsky Centennial Celebrations. 
Record 696 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Fine Line 
Choreographer Marion Scott   
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Costumes: Charles Berliner 
Company UCLA Dance Company 
First Performance 12 March 1982  Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA 
Conductor Eric Kujawsky 
Principal Dancers Martha Kalman 
Note Plotless, quirky solo with vaudeville reference. 
Record 697 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Underglow 
Choreographer Marion Scott   
Music Concertino for string quartet  1920  First Performance: 23 November 1920, New York 
  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost. and projections: Charles Berliner 
Company UCLA Dance Company 
First Performance 12 March 1982  Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA 
Conductor Eric Kujawsky 
Principal Dancers  
Note For 7 dancers, a plotless, quirky piece: 'Underlying everything...is the elemental vibrancy' (George B. Leonard). Performed to the transcription of the string quartet score, Concertino for 12 Instruments. Modern style.  
Record 698 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Pairs* 
Choreographer Milton Myers   
Music Violin Concerto in D  1931  First Performance: 23 October 1931, Berlin 
  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Penny Howell 
Company Joyce Trisler Danscompany 
First Performance 16 March 1982  The Space at City Center, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Deborah Salmirs, Eugene Roscoe, Elizabeth Roxas, William Soleau 
Note The work used the Capriccio movement from the Concerto. 
Record 699 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance And So On 
Choreographer Nils Christe   
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 Keso Dekker 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 24 March 1982  The Hague, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 700 of 1252.


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