Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty - A Dramatic Symphony

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Kristjan Järvi, Baltic Sea Philharmonic

Sleeping Beauty by Peter Iljitsch Tchaikovsky (1849–1893) is one of the greatest and most iconic ballet music compositions of all time. After the success of the previous Tchaikovsky releases (Snow Maiden and Swan Lake), Kristjan Järvi once again took the highlights of Tchaikovsky's composition and arranged them into a kind of symphony. He recorded this album with his orchestra, the Baltic Sea Philharmonic. Tchaikovsky’s score for the Sleeping Beauty runs to almost three hours, but Kristjan Järvi condensed the ballet into a version lasting around 70 minutes. Kristjan’s thinking when he put together his arrangement is purely musical, which makes the music easy to follow for the listener.TRACKLISTPeter Iljitsch Tchaikovsky (1849–1893)SLEEPING BEAUTY A DRAMATIC SYMPHONY ARRANGED BY KRISTJAN JÄRVI1.     Introduction ACT I2.     March 1 3.     Dancing Scene: Entrance of the Fairies4.     Pas de Six5.     Crystal Fountain Fairy 6.     Enchanted Garden Fairy 7.     Breadcrumb Fairy8.     Fairy of the Songbirds 9.     Violante (Fairy of Ardent Strong Passions)10.   Lilac Fairy11.   Carabosse (The Bad Fairy) 12.   Scene (Aurora’s 16th Birthday/Scene of the Knitters) 13.   Garland Waltz14.   Aurora is Introduced to the Suitors 15.   Rose Adagio16.   Dance of the Maids of Honour and Pages17.   Aurora’s Variation 1 18.   Coda 1 19.   Act I Finale (Charm) ACT II20.   Act II Introduction (Prince Désiré’s Hunting Party) 21.   Blind Man’s Buff22.   Dance of the Duchesses23.   Dance of the Baronesses24.   Dance of the Marchionesses25.   Farandole (Scene)26.   Dance (Mazurka)27.   Desiré and the Lilac Fairy 28.   Pas d’Action: Desiré sees Aurora 29.   Aurora’s Variation 2 30.   Coda 2 31.   Panorama32.   Entr’acte33.   Symphonic Entr’acte: Sleep34.   Act II Finale: Aurora’s Awakening ACT III35.   March 2 36.   Polonaise37.   Pas de Quatre 1 38.   The Silver Fairy39.   The Sapphire Fairy40.   The Diamond Fairy41.   Puss-in-Boots and the White Cat42.   Pas de Quatre 2 43.   Cinderella and Prince Fortuné44.   The Blue Bird and Princess Florine45.   Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf46.   Cinderella and Her Prince 47.   Tom Thumb, His Brothers and the Ogre48.   Pas de Deux: Entrance49.   Prince Desiré50.   Aurora51.   Pas de Deux: Coda52.   Sarabande53.   Finale​​​​​​​54.   Apotheosis