Ballets by Ferdinand Herold: La Fille Mal Gardee

Ballets by Ferdinand Herold: La Fille Mal Gardee

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Chapters: La Fille Mal Gardee. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: La fille mal gardee (English: The Wayward Daughter, literal translation: The Badly Guarded Girl and also known as The Girl Who Needed Watching) is a comic ballet presented in two acts, inspired by Pierre Antoine Baudouin's 1789 painting, La reprimande/Une jeune fille querellee par sa mere. The ballet was originally produced and choreographed by the Ballet Master, Jean Dauberval, to a musical pastiche adapted from fifty-five popular French airs by an unknown hand. The ballet was first presented under the title Le ballet de la paille, ou Il nest quun pas du mal au bien (The Ballet of Straw, or There is Only One Step from Bad to Good) at the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux, in Bordeaux, France on Wednesday, July 1, 1789. One of the oldest and most important works in the modern ballet repertory, La fille mal gardee has been kept alive, throughout its long and complex performance history, by way of many revivals, for well over two centuries. The work has undergone many changes of title and no fewer than six scores, many of which were adaptations of older music. Today La fille mal gardee is normally presented as one of two different versions: many ballet companies in Russia, Europe, the Caribbean, and South America retain productions of the ballet which stem from the 1903 revival by Alexander Gorsky, based on the score of Peter Ludwig Hertel. Gorsky's version was derived from the late-nineteenth-century revivals of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, which was, itself, a revival of Paul Taglioni's version staged in 1864 for the Court Opera Ballet of the Konigliches Opernhaus in Berlin. It is from this version of the ballet that the so-called La fille mal gardee pas de deux is extracted. Modern audie...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2352669