Dance Class I – New Music for Barre & Centre (CD)

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Dance Class I – New Music for Barre & Centre (CD)

Composers: Various
Artist: Whit Kellogg
Director: Antoinette Peloso
Number of Discs: 1
CD Release Date: October 1, 2012

This collection features a diverse repertoire of 25 solo piano melodies for a complete intermediate ballet class. Performed without singing or vocal instructions, this CD combines the artistry of Whit Kellogg, who was the ballet pianist at the Metropolitan Opera, and Antoinette Peloso, former principal dancer with the Metropolitan Opera. All selections begin with a 4-count introduction.

Track Listings:

Barre Technique:
1. Plié - Tchaikovsky 3/4 (4:08)
2. Tendu - Donizetti 4/4 (3:07)
3. Tendu - Chopin, Verdi 2/4 (2:20)
4. 1st Glissé - de Falla 3/8 (3:36)
5. 2nd Glissé - Donizetti 2/4 (2:50)
6. Rond de Jambe a Terre - Puccini 3/4 (4:05)
7. Fondu - Lehár 3/4 (3:39)
8. Frappé - Saint-Saëns 2/4 (2:11)
9. Rond de Jambe en l’Air - Mozart 2/4 (4:20)
10. Petits Battements - Dvorák 2/4 (1:05)
11. Adagio - Glazounov 6/8 (3:23)
12. Grand Battements - Rachmaninoff 4/4 (2:15)
13. Barre Stretch - Saint-Saëns 4/4 (2:22)

Center Floor Technique:
14. Center Practice - Gounod 4/4 (2:21)
15. Adagio - Kellogg 3/4 (3:42)
16. Pirouettes - R. Strauss 3/4 (2:55)
17. Pirouettes en dedans - Sieczynski 3/4 (2:52)
18. Polonaise - Tchaikovsky 3/4 (2:03)
19. Warm-up Jumps - Kellogg 2/4 (2:58)
20. Petit Allegro I - Donizetti 3/8 (1:27)
21. Petit Allegro II - Løvenskiold 6/8 (1:52)
22. Grand Allegro - Kellogg 3/4 (1:48)
23. Coda - Verdi 2/4 (2:05)
24. Men’s Step - Saint-Saëns 6/8 (2:17)
25. Reverence - R. Strauss 3/4 (2:10)

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In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.



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