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Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Abravanel - Utah Symphony ( Complete Ballet ) [ CD 1993]
Author: jbglx

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake ( Complete Ballet )
Maurice Abravanel - Utah Symphony Orchestra

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans | 105 Min. | 536 MB
Label : Vanguard Classics / Catalogue : OVC 5008/9 /
Ballet Suite / LP Released in 1967

Never has a ballet recording been so phenomenal and at the same time doesn't quite meet my criteria for selecting the definitive ballet recording--that is, the quality of the recording itself aside, GENERALLY, the music also has to be performed by the orchestra that premiered it and that the orchestra has had a long tradition of playing it. Such is the case with Abravanel's 60s recording of Swan Lake.
- By Gary -

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Jarvi, Bergen - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)
Author: peotuvave

Jarvi, Bergen - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 598 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 364 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5124

This is the second instalment in our series devoted to Tchaikovsky’s three great ballets. The first recording, of The Sleeping Beauty, was praised upon its release, described by a reviewer in American Record Guide as ‘one of the finest I’ve heard’. Here Neeme Järvi and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra present the complete version of Swan Lake, with the pre-eminent James Ehnes lending his magic to the violin solos. This was Tchaikovsky’s first full-length ballet, but its premiere in 1877, staged at Moscow’s Bolshoy Theatre, was by no means a resounding success. According to most accounts, the choreography was inept, the shabby sets and costumes were borrowed from other productions, and the orchestral playing was poor. Most ballet companies today base their productions on the 1895 revival by the distinguished choreographer Marius Petipa. Although this revival has been seen as more ‘danceable’, one may argue that the overall cuts and reordering ultimately destroyed Tchaikovsky’s ground plan of drama and tonality. Here we present Tchaikovsky’s original Bolshoy score of twenty-nine numbers across four acts, along with two supplementary numbers which Tchaikovsky provided not long after the premiere.
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Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (2010) (Mikhail Pletnev) {Ondine}
Author: shamanicus

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (2010) (Mikhail Pletnev)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 624 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 337 mb
Classical, Balet | Label: Ondine - ODE 1167-2D

This 2010 recording of Tchaikovsky's eternally popular Swan Lake ballet, with Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra might be ideal for dancing, but it is less ideal purely as a listening experience.
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Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake, Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances (2011)
Author: Designol

Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake, Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances (2011)
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov - conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD229 | Time: 01:14:36

Signum’s fourth disc with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra continues their series of the great core Russian repertoire. Featuring the Orchestral suite of one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballets Swan Lake, complemented with Rachmaniov’s final composition Symphonic Dances.
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Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996
Author: Designol

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Ballet In Four Acts, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 414 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 453 055-2 | Time: 02:30:04

Swan Lake was the first of Tchaikovsky's three great ballets-- works which added a new level of depth and sophistication to what had been a purely superficial art form. Today the music is so well-known and popular that it's impossible to comprehend the difficulties the composer experienced at early performances. Audiences found the music "too symphonic," and the dancers were put off by the prominence given to the orchestra which, they felt, distracted ballet fans from the action on stage. Of course, all of these supposed "defects" are precisely what we admire about the music today, and this elegant but exciting performance reveals the music in all of its glory.
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BBC - Good Swan, Bad Swan: Dancing Swan Lake (2014)
Author: notbanned

BBC - Good Swan, Bad Swan: Dancing Swan Lake (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2029 Kbps | 59mn 24s | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 963 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Tamara Rojo, world-famous ballerina and artistic director of English National Ballet, takes us backstage as she prepares for one of classical ballet's biggest challenges, the dual lead in Swan Lake. It is the ultimate role for any dancer, requiring her to play the completely contrasting characters - Odette the White Swan and Odile the Black Swan. With unprecedented access, the disarmingly candid Rojo reveals her insights on the role's physical and psychological challenges. Through demonstration and masterclass, she reveals how to read the choreography of some of Swan Lake's most famous scenes. Along the way Rojo gives us a glimpse of Swan Lake's history - its genesis through to 21st-century incarnations. She looks back at some of the greats that inspired her and leads the way forward, coaching the next generation of rising stars. This film celebrates Swan Lake as an evolving and living work of art - the ultimate classic.
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Lindberg, Arctic Philharmonic - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Swan Lake Suite (2013)
Author: peotuvave

Lindberg, Arctic Philharmonic - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Swan Lake Suite (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 284 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 2018

Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony was the first symphony Christian Lindberg ever heard, at the age of ten. Nine years later it was the first he performed as a professional musician – in the brass section of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Having embarked on a successful conducting career, the trombonist-turned-international-soloist has since had the opportunity also to conduct the work, most memorably at the Mariinskij Theatre in St Petersburg, the city where the composer himself gave the first performance in 1888. With his Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, based in the Norwegian city of Bodø well north of the Arctic Circle, Lindberg has now recorded this symphony, which has become one of the composer's best-loved works.
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Mathew Bourne Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake - Olivier Award winning Production (1996)
Author: plouzane

Mathew Bourne Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake - Olivier Award winning Production (1996)
AVI | 1.36 GB | Video: XVID 25 fps, 576 x 352, 1253 kbps | Audio: AC3, 438 kbps

Swan Lake became an unexpected popular hit when radical choreographer Matthew Bourne took Tchaikovsky's traditional ballet by the scruff of the neck and reworked it with a myriad of modern influences and themes to astonishing effect. Seldom have the dark psychological riptides at the heart of so many classical ballets been so brilliantly exposed. The Prince (Scott Ambler) is a wretched and dissolute young man dominated by his mother, the Joan Collins-like Queen (Fiona Ambler). Shades of Tennessee Williams, indeed. Von Rothbart becomes a press secretary, more sinister eminence grise than hissable villain. Most startling of all, the Swan (Adam Cooper) is a muscular, emphatically masculine male.

Bourne has stressed the universality of his interpretation, which proved such a success for his Adventures in Motion Pictures dance company. And indeed this is never an overtly "gay" Swan Lake, although the electricity of the pas de deux at the height of Act 2 delivers a palpably homoerotic charge. Its universal threads--as Bourne suggests, the need to be held and understood is common to us all--are synthesized in the utterly moving conclusion as the Swan cradles the lifeless Prince and raises him to a better place. Swan Lake becomes a human, rather than simply romantic, tragedy. Details
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Matthew Bourne) (2012) [Full Blu-ray]
Author: Vilboa

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Matthew Bourne) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 39345 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 119 min | 20,3 GB
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3933 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Label: KULTUR

Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation of SWAN LAKE turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. Now firmly crowned as a modern day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Matthew Bourne blends dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.
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Tchaikovsky - Ballet Suites: 'The Nutcracker', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Swan Lake Suite' (1994)
Author: Designol

Tchaikovsky - Ballet Suites: 'The Nutcracker', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Swan Lake Suite' (1994)
French National Orchestra, conducted by Kirill Kondrashin, recorded April 1980

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Innovative Music | # ORCD 11039 | Time: 01:05:13

Tchaikovsky - almost alone - saw the possibilities of specially-composed music for the classical ballet, which was hugely popular in nineteenth-century Russia. His secret was to work closely with his choreographer and link music and dance routines at the outset: this proved vital to the stage action and the final success of the whole production. Swan Lake was the first, and Nutcracker the last of Tchaikovsky’s three ballet scores. Following the success of Sleeping Beauty came the request for another ballet, which eventually formed a double-bill with his opera Yolanta. Tchaikovsky agreed, unusually, that some of the Nutcracker music could be played at an orchestral concert before the ballet opened in St Petersburg. At the concert, an enthusiastic audience encored almost every number.
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