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349. BALLET IMPERIAL (from 1973 called TSCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2)



Music: By Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44, 1879, abridged, rewritten and rearranged by Alexander Siloti).

Choreography: By George Balanchine. Staged by Frederic Franklin.

Production: Scenery by Rouben Ter-Arutunian (based on the 1941 production). Costumes by Karinska.

Premiere: October 15, 1964, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater. Conductor: Robert Irving. Pianist: Gordon Boelzner.

Cast: Suzanne Farrell, Jacques d'Amboise; Patricia Neary; Frank Ohman, Earle Sieveling; 2 female demi-soloists; 12 women, 6 men.
ALLEGRO BRILLANTE--ANDANTE; ANDANTE NON TROPPO; ALLEGRO CON FUOCO.

Note: Originally presented by American Ballet Caravan, Rio de Janeiro, 1941; danced in 1942 as part of New Opera Company programs with rechoreographed ballerina cadenza, and in somewhat altered form by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1944. The 1964 production was based on the 1944 version, to which Balanchine then made a number of changes.

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