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Nadia Nerina / Robert Helpmann / Margot Fonteyn / Rudolf Nureyev

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Les Sylphides
BBC STUDIO RECORDING, BROADCAST 6 APRIL 1956
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Coppélia (ADAPTED FOR TELEVISION BY MARGARET DALE)
BBC STUDIO RECORDING, BROADCAST 27 OCTOBER 1957
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Giselle (PAS DE DEUX FROM ACT II)
BBC STUDIO RECORDING, RECORDED 2 JUNE 1962
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Philharmonia Orchestra/Robert Irving
London Symphony Orchestra/John Lanchbery
Pro Arte Orchestra/Marcus Dods


This DVD features stunning performances of some of the most popular and enduring works in the ballet repertoire. Nadia Nerina is at her most charming and beguiling in Les Sylphides and Coppélia, while the pas de deux from Giselle showcases the legendary partnership that is Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in rare footage of one of their earliest collaborations.

The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historical performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.

The first track on this DVD is a brief introduction to ICA Classics.

Catalogue Number: ICAD 5058

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ICAD 5058

1 Introduction to ICA Classics 2.30

 

LES SYLPHIDES

Choreography: Mikhail Fokine (licensed by kind permission of the Fokine Estate-Archive)

Music: Frédéric Chopin, arr. Roy Douglas

© Copyright 1958 by Hawkes & Son (London) Ltd

Designer: Guy Sheppard

 

2 Prelude (op.28 no.7) 2.21

3 Nocturne (op.32 no.2) 6.38

4 Waltz (op.70 no.1) 2.07

5 Mazurka (op.33 no.2) 2.41

6 Mazurka (op.67 no.3) 1.39

7 Prelude (op.28 no.7) 3.06

8 Waltz (op.64 no.2) 4.26

9 Waltz and Finale (op.18) 5.15

10 Closing Credits 2.01

 

Nadia Nerina (Mazurka & Pas de deux)

Philip Chatfield (Mazurka & Pas de deux)

Rowena Jackson (Waltz)

Julia Farron (Prelude)

 

Philharmonia Orchestra

Leader: Derek Collier

Robert Irving

Producer: Margaret Dale

Broadcast: BBC Studio, London, 6 April 1956

© BBC 1956

This performance of Les Sylphides is one of the oldest recordings featuring Nadia Nerina in the BBC archives. Due to the age and condition of the film, the level of possible restoration work was limited. In spite of certain technical constraints, this performance is of exceptional artistic and historical interest and value.

 

COPPÉLIA (adapted for television by Margaret Dale)

Choreography: Charles Nuitter & Arthur Saint-Léon

Music: Léo Delibes

Designer: Guy Sheppard

 

Swanilda .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nadia Nerina

a young woman · une jeune femme · eine junge Frau

Dr Coppelius . . .. . . . . . . . . . Robert Helpmann

an inventor · un inventeur · ein Erfinder

Franz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Donald Britton

Swanilda’s fiancé · le fiancé de Swanilda · Swanildas Verlobte

 

11 Introduction                                     2.39

12 Waltz (Swanilda)                               1.56

13 Scene (Franz, Swanilda, Villagers)         3.10

14 Mazurka (Villagers)                            3.16

15 Scene (Town Crier, Villagers, Franz, Swanilda) 1.40

16 Scene (Villagers, Franz, Swanilda)                  0.33

17 Variation (Franz with Village Boys)        0.48

18 Variation (Swanilda with Village Girls)     2.21

19 Czardas (Villagers with Franz)              3.19

20 Scene (Coppelius, Franz, Swanilda, Villagers) 3.22

21 Scene: The Workshop of Coppelius (Swanilda, Village Girls) 3.56

22 The Automatons                               1.50

23 Scene (Coppelius, Swanilda, Village Girls) 1.30

24 Scene (Coppelius, Franz)                              3.35

25 Scene (Coppelius, Swanilda)                3.21

26 Waltz of the Doll (Swanilda, Coppelius)           1.57

27 Scene (Swanilda, Coppelius, Franz)       3.18

28 Variations: Spanish and Scottish dances (Swanilda) 2.37

29 Scene and Finale (Swanilda, Coppelius, Franz and Villagers) 2.01

30 Closing Credits                                  1.29

 

London Symphony Orchestra

Leader: Hugh Maguire

John Lanchbery

Producer: Margaret Dale

Broadcast: 27 October 1957

© BBC 1957

 

GISELLE (extract)

Choreography after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot

Music: Adolphe Adam

Giselle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .Margot Fonteyn

Duke Albrecht . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . Rudolf Nureyev

Le duc Albrecht · Herzog Albrecht

 

Act Two · Acte deux · Zweiter Akt

31 Pas de deux                  17.56

Pro Arte Orchestra

Marcus Dods

Producer: Patricia Foy

Recorded: BBC Studio, London, 2 June 1962

Broadcast: Music in Camera, 11 June 1962

© BBC 1962

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Margot Fonteyn / Rudolf Nureyev: Giselle (PAS DE DEUX FROM ACT II)

Nadia Nerina / Robert Helpmann: Coppélia