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344. MOVEMENTS FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA



Music: By Igor Stravinsky (1958-59, dedicated to Margrit Weber).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Lighting by Peter Harvey.

Premiere: April 9, 1963, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Robert Irving. Pianist: Gordon Boelzner.

Cast: Suzanne Farrell, Jacques d'Amboise, 6 women.

Note: The music uses serial combinations and is divided into five concise parts. Stravinsky described the ballet as a double concerto for male and female solo dancers, both identified with the piano solo, accompanied by a corps de ballet. Occasionally since 1965, and almost consistently since 1966, performed with Monumentum pro Gesualdo [334].

Video/DVD: 2002, George Balanchine Foundation, Music Dances: Balanchine Choreographs Stravinsky (excerpts, including footage of Balanchine rehearsing [1963]).

Archival Video: George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive (pas de deux), 2007.

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