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Fraillon: Adolphe Adam – Giselle (FLAC)

Fraillon: Adolphe Adam - Giselle (FLAC)
Fraillon: Adolphe Adam – Giselle (FLAC)

Composer: Adolphe Charles Adam
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: ABC
Catalogue: ABC4811171
Release: 2016
Size: 385 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

Act 1
02. No.1 Les Vendangeurs
03. No.2 Entrée du Prince
04. No.3 Entrée de Giselle
05. No.4 Retour des Vendangeurs – No. 4(bis) Valse
06. No.5 La Mère de Giselle Entre – No. 5(bis) La Chasse (I)
07. No.5a Pas de Deux: Introduction
08. No.5a Pas de Deux: Adagio
09. No.5a Pas de Deux: Boy’s First Variation
10. No.5a Pas de Deux: Girl’s First Variation
11. No.5a Pas de Deux: Boy’s Second Variation
12. No.5a Pas de Deux: Girl’s Second Variation and Coda
13. No.5a Exit of the Court
14. No.6 Scène d’Hilarion
15. No.7 Marche des vignerons
16. No.7a Variation de Giselle
17. No.8 Pas de Deux (Giselle & Albrecht)
18. No.8 Galop Général
19. No.8a Final

Act 2
20. No.9 Introduction (La halte des chasseurs)
21. No.10 Apparition et Scène de Myrtha
22. No.11 Danse de Myrtha
23. No.12 Les Wilis
24. No.13 Myrtha Summons Giselle
25. No.14 Apparition de Giselle
26. No.15 & 16 Pas de deux
27. No.17 Scène des Wilis et Mort de Hilarion
28. No.18 Grand Pas de Deux
29. No.19 Variation d’Albrecht
30. No.20 Variation de Giselle
31. No.21 Myrtha Commands Albrecht To Dance Till He Dies
32. No.22 Scène Finale

Act 1
33. Pas de Deux: Boy’s First Variation (Alternate Version)
34. Pas de Deux: Girl’s First Variation (Alternative version)
35. Pas de Deux: Boy’s Second Variation (Alternate Version)
36. Variation de Giselle (Alternate Version A)
37. Variation de Giselle (Alternate Version B)

Act 2
38. No.14 Apparition de Giselle (Alternate Version)
39. No.16 Pas de Deux (Alternate Version)
40. No.18 Grand Pas de Deux – Second Half (Alternate Version)
41. No.19 Variation d’Albrecht (Alternate Version)
42. No.20 Variation de Giselle (Alternate Version)

Since its premiere in Paris in 1841, Giselle has captured the imagination and torn at the heart with its Romantic tale of love, tragedy, vengeful ghosts, yearning and madness. Adolphe Adam’s exquisite music perfectly captures the ballet’s dramatic blend of real-life passions and unearthly glamour. The story of Giselle is a classic of Romantic art. A village girl falls in love with a man who is not all he seems. When she finds out his deception, she dies of a broken heart. Transformed into a spirit, she battles to save her lover in a wood haunted by ‘Wilis’, the ghosts of jilted women. Adolphe Adam’s eloquent music is one of the best-loved ballet scores, and is presented here in a new recording with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. From the joyful dances as Giselle and Albrecht fall in love in Act I, to the other-worldly Wilis in Act II, this is music of constant beauty and variety. As well as revealing the beauty of Adam’s score for the music- and ballet-lover, this album provides a new opportunity for dancers. It includes ten key solo movements performed at different speeds, designed to suit differences in choreography or in dancers’ individual physicality and technique.

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