Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Swan Lake

Here is some music from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake:

Tchaikovsky composed "Swan Lake" in 1875, commissioned by Vladimir Petrovich Begichev. "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker" were both unsuccessful in their first year. Tchaikovsky's music was considered too complicated and hard to dance to by conductors, dancers, and even audiences. "It wasn’t until after Tchaikovsky’s death that Swan Lake was revived. Much of the Swan Lake we know of today was a revision by the famous choreographers Petipa and Ivanov." (http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/historyofballet/a/swanlakeproa.htm)

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