Les Sylphides

Les Sylphides

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Les Sylphides is a short, non-narrative ballet blanc. Its original choreography was by Michel Fokine, with music by Fr d ric Chopin orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov. Glazunov had already set some of the music in 1892 as a purely orchestral suite, under the title Chopiniana, Op. 46. In that form it was introduced to the public in December 1893, conducted by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The ballet, often described as a "romantic reverie," was indeed the first ballet ever to be simply that. Les Sylphides has no plot, but instead consists of many white-clad sylphs dancing in the moonlight with the poet or young man dressed in white tights and a black top.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 59g
  • Sess Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136269902
  • 9786136269900