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279. CAPRICCIO BRILLANT



Music: By Felix Mendelssohn (Capriccio Brillant for piano and orchestra, Op. 22, 1825-26).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Costumes by Karinska. Lighting by Jean Rosenthal.

Premiere: June 7, 1951, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin. On-stage pianist: Nicholas Kopeikine.

Cast: Maria Tallchief, André Eglevsky; Barbara Bocher, Constance Garfield, Jillana, Irene Larsson.

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