Adam: Giselle - Highlights / Mogrelia, Slovak Radio Symphony

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ADAM Giselle • Pavel Klinichev, cond; Svetlana Lunkina ( Giselle ); Dmitry Gudanov ( Albrecht ); Maria Allash ( Myrtha ); Vitaly Biktimirov ( Hans...


ADAM Giselle Pavel Klinichev, cond; Svetlana Lunkina ( Giselle ); Dmitry Gudanov ( Albrecht ); Maria Allash ( Myrtha ); Vitaly Biktimirov ( Hans ); Elena Bukanova ( Berthe ); Ekaterina Barykina ( Bathilde ); Alexey Loparevich ( Duke ); Vladislav Lantratov ( Wilfreed ); Chinara Alizade, Andrey Bolotin ( Peasants ); Bolshoi Ballet & O BELAIR BAC074 (109: 00) Live: Moscow 01/2011


ADAM Giselle: highlights Andrew Mogrelia, cond; Slovak RSO NAXOS 8.572924 (61:07)


Giselle is one of the ballet characters that dancers relish, emblematic of the Romantic era, complete with mad scene yet requiring dancing of great purity for the second act. Svetlana Lunkina is one of the new crop of Bolshoi ballerinas equally at home in bravura roles at the same time as being a convincing Giselle or Sylphide. Dmitry Gudanov is a convincing hero, his youthful looks helping to define his character as an innocent, totally unaware of the chaos he has created. Maria Allash possesses the same romantic qualities as Lunkina, allied with a stern demeanor that makes her Myrtha a very steely character. Chinara Alizade and Andrey Bolotin dance the interpolated Peasant Pas de Deux with the requisite charm, while Vitaly Biktimirov’s lovelorn Hans (aka Hilarion) almost arouses our compassion. Pavel Klinichev and the Bolshoi Orchestra offer a straightforward reading. The credit “choreographic version by Yuri Grigorovich after choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot & Marius Petipa” is puzzling as this appears to be a standard version, other than a hastily choreographed court dance the first time the Duke and his followers arrive. Grigorovich’s only other contribution would appear to be some of the bizarre rhythmic accentuations that he favors.


The CD of orchestral highlights is well-enough performed by Andrew Mogrelia and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, of particular interest for the music with hunting fanfares that are rarely heard at the start of act II before Myrtha’s entrance. But some of the tempi are unsuitable for the theater and may even jar listeners familiar with the work.


FANFARE: Joel Kasow


Product Description:


  • Release Date: June 26, 2012


  • UPC: 747313292479


  • Catalog Number: 8572924


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Adolphe Adam


  • Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Mogrelia



Works:


  1. Giselle: Scène de Willis

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  2. Giselle: Scène d'Hilarion

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  3. Giselle: Loys seul et entré de Giselle

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  4. Giselle: Lever du soleil et arrivée de la cour

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  5. Giselle: Grand pas de deux

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  6. Giselle: Galop général

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  7. Giselle: Finale

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  8. Giselle: Danse des vignerons

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  9. Giselle: Andante

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  10. Giselle: Allegro un peu louré

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  11. Giselle: Act 1 Introduction

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  12. Giselle: Halte des chasseurs

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  13. Giselle: Apparition de Myrthe

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  14. Giselle: Allegretto pesante

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  15. Giselle: Polacca

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  16. Giselle: Entree joyeuse des vendangeurs et vendangeuses

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  17. Giselle: Retour des vendangeurs et valse

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  18. Giselle: Act 1 - Finale et Scene de folie

    Composer: Adolphe Adam

    Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia