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GERALD FENECH

'Sound and visuals are first-rate.'

Magifique - Tchaikovsky Suites. © 2011 Arthaus Musik GmbH

For those that prefer their ballet menu to be served in a wholly traditional manner, this Sonia Paramo film might not be the ideal meal, but those legions of ballet faithful who are prepared to accept modern productions that expose the other side of the coin, then this DVD will certainly be a cause for delight. Recorded at the Gare du Midi, Biarritz in 2009, this exciting 'potpourri' from the Tchaikovsky ballet 'oeuvre' is, in every sense of the word, truly magical, and the success it has achieved with audiences the world over is thoroughly deserved. In Thierry Malandain's words, his idea was to create a work that is wholly original and new, using music that is loved and known by all...

Copyright © 10 February 2012 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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MAGIFIQUE - TCHAIKOVSKY SUITES

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

ARTHAUS MUSIK GMBH

BALLET

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