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(from 1973 called STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO)
Igor Stravinsky (Concerto in D for violin and orchestra, 1931, commissioned by Blair Fairchild)
George Balanchine
Lighting by Ronald Bates
June 18, 1972, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater. Conductor: Robert Irving. Violinist: Joseph Silverstein. (Annual New York City Ballet Gala Benefit.)
TOCCATA: Karin von Aroldingen, Kay Mazzo, Jean-Pierre Bonnefous, Peter Martins, 8 women, 8 men;
ARIA I: von Aroldingen, Bonnefous;
ARIA II: Mazzo, Martins;
CAPRICCIO: Entire cast
Performance Type
Ballet
See Also
Video Archives Recording
The George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive (ARIA I and ARIA II – selections) 2017, 2019
Note
Included in the Stravinsky Festival. The first movement is in eight parts, each overlapping into the next. Both the second and third movements are pas de deux showing contrasting relationships between the partners. The finale includes references to Russian motifs in the score. Balanchine had previously used this music for the ballet Balustrade with scenery and costumes; Violin Concerto was performed in practice clothes, without decor. (See FESTIVALS DIRECTED BY BALANCHINE.)
Additional Productions
Revisions
1977, New York City Ballet: entry of first male dancer altered and other changes made for Dance in America telecast.
Stagings

1977   Ballett des Stadtischen Buhner (Frankfurt Opera)
1984   Zurich Ballet (Ballett des Opernhauses Zurich)
1986   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
1986   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1986   Paris Opera Ballet
1987   American Ballet Theatre
1988   Dutch National Ballet
1989   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
1989   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1989   Paris Opera Ballet
1990   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
1990   Royal Ballet
1992   Dutch National Ballet
1992   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1993   Ballett der Deutschen Oper (Berlin)
1994   Ballett der Deutschen Oper (Berlin)
1995   Ballett der Hamburgischen Staatsoper (Hamburg, Germany)
1995   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
1995   Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
1995   San Francisco Ballet
1996   Dutch National Ballet
1996   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1996   Paris Opera Ballet
1997   Ballet West
1997   Ballett der Deutschen Oper (Berlin)
1997   Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
1997   San Francisco Ballet
1998   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
1998   Stuttgart Ballet
1999   Zurich Ballet (Ballett des Opernhauses Zurich)
2000   Dutch National Ballet
2000   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
2001   Finnish National Ballet
2001   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
2001   Pacific Northwest Ballet
2001   Royal Danish Ballet
2002   Ballet West
2002   Paris Opera Ballet
2003   Ballet National de Marseille
2003   Louisville Ballet
2003   Miami City Ballet
2004   National Ballet of Canada
2004   San Francisco Ballet
2004   Stuttgart Ballet
2005   Kansas City Ballet
2005   Miami City Ballet
2005   Washington Ballet
2006   North Carolina Dance Theatre
2006   Royal Ballet
2007   Birmingham Royal Ballet
2009   Los Angeles Ballet
2009   Ballet Arizona
2010   Joffrey Ballet
2011   Opera National de Bordeaux
2011   Wiener Staatsopern Ballett
2012   Oregon Ballet Theatre
2014   Pennsylvania Ballet
2015   Ballet Arizona
2016   Het Nationale Ballet
2016   Los Angeles Ballet
2016   Pacific Northwest Ballet
2016   Paris Opera Ballet
2017   Boston Ballet
2017   Deutsche Oper am Rhein
2017   San Francisco Ballet
2018   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
2019   Miami City Ballet
2019   Oregon Ballet Theatre
2019   Pennsylvania Ballet
2021   Ballet Arizona

Recorded Performances
Videos/DVD
1996, Nonesuch, The Balanchine Library: Choreography by Balanchine [1977]);
2004, Kultur, Balanchine (excerpts)
Film
1973, RM Productions
Television

1973 (RM Productions)
1975 (French television, Les Reflets de la danse)
1975 (German television)
1977 (PBS, Dance in America)