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I've just been listening to the radio about a long held favourite piece of music of mine Beethoven's Spring Sonata. Just love it ....and all three movements absolutely equally.

 

Has anyone ever choreographed a ballet with this music?

If not I would love this to be used for a Ballet.

 

Have others got a favourite piece they would like to see used for a ballet and those more knowledgable can always point out if it has been used already!

Could be some interesting learning here.

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Anything by Elgar. There have been a few ballet's danced to his music, not least when LFB performed The Sanguine Fan which is his only specified written ballet. I cannot leave out Ashton's Enigma Variations and I have very happy memories of Michael Corder's Wand of Youth.

 

Specially I would suggest his Elergy for Strings and Serenade for Strings. His Introduction and Allegro for Strings is my very favourite piece of music in all the world but I think it would take a really great choreographer to make that work.

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Not so much a favourite piece of music, but something that would make a real fun full length ballet, and just think of all the roles - Gilbert & Sullivan's Mikado.

 Just think of all the roles indeed, Its a shame but I think it is very difficult to put on these days

 

Vivaldi Four Seasons

Wayne MacGregor choreographed a piece on Ballett Zürich called Kairos a couple of seasons ago and it appeared at Edinburgh Festival this year to 5 star reviews. 

 

The music has been adapted by Max Richter who also appeared at the festival for his own concert.  Pure energy!

 

Links added to the words for newspaper article and youtube videos.

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Debussy: Clair de Lune

Michael Nyman: The Heart Asks Pleasure First or Big My Secret (from The Piano)

Tolga Kashif: The Queen Symphony 3rd Movement (Who Wants to Live Forever)

Max Richter: Vivaldi Four Seasons Recomposed

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Debussy: Clair de Lune

Michael Nyman: The Heart Asks Pleasure First or Big My Secret (from The Piano)

Tolga Kashif: The Queen Symphony 3rd Movement (Who Wants to Live Forever)

Max Richter: Vivaldi Four Seasons Recomposed

 

 

The Harrogate International Festival used to have a night of ballet.  One year soloists from Stuttgart Ballet performed, including a very attractive work to Debussy's Bergamasque Suite.

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Debussy: Clair de Lune

Michael Nyman: The Heart Asks Pleasure First or Big My Secret (from The Piano)

Tolga Kashif: The Queen Symphony 3rd Movement (Who Wants to Live Forever)

Max Richter: Vivaldi Four Seasons Recomposed

 

That Max Richter/Vivaldi recomposed is awesome!

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