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354. BRAHMS-SCHOENBERG QUARTET



Music: By Johannes Brahms (Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25, 1861, orchestrated by Arnold Schoenberg, 1937).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Scenery by Peter Harvey, executed by Feller Scenery Studios. Costumes by Karinska. Lighting by Ronald Bates.

Premiere: April 21, 1966, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater. Conductor: Robert Irving. (Preview: Annual New York City Ballet Gala Benefit, April 19.)

Cast: ALLEGRO: Melissa Hayden, André Prokovsky; Gloria Govrin; 8 women, 4 men; INTERMEZZO: Patricia McBride, Kent Stowell, 3 women; ANDANTE: Allegra Kent, Edward Villella, 3 female demi-soloists, 12 women; RONDO ALLA ZINGARESE: Suzanne Farrell, Jacques d'Amboise, 8 couples.

Note: Brahms's First Piano Quartet was given the power of the full orchestra by Schoenberg; following the form of the music, the four danced movements are unrelated to one another.

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