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Victoria Leigh   
Victoria Leigh

In ABT's video of Paquita, the one made in the early 80's with Cynthia Gregory, there is a variation that is not on the recorded versions of the music that I have found. It is the second soloist variation, the slow one with a harp intro. (Not the Etoile variation.) It's probably not Minkus, possibly Pugni. I have searched everywhere I can think of, including all of the classical music sites. Help!!! I need this music for a student I am coaching for YAGP and I really want to use this variation.

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Victoria Leigh   
Victoria Leigh

I found a thread on BT about this, (thank you RG), and someone said that the music was Drigo and from Le Reveil de Flore. I have over 27 minutes of that on the Homage to Pavlova CD, and that variation is not there. :shrug:

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ToThePointe   
ToThePointe

Is that the variation with the turn in attitude followed by the sautilles in arabesque?

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Victoria Leigh   
Victoria Leigh

No. It has a lovely harp entrance, and starts with soussus entrechat six, relevé attitude devant, and piqué attitude derrière (2). It contains an à la second sauté en tournant that steps into a piqué en dehors pirouette ending in arabesque, and there is a circle of grand fouetté sauté/releve arabesque.

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GTLS Designs   
GTLS Designs

When I danced for Trockadero, he had recordings for ALL of the variations - dunno where he got them? Maybe you could email the company and ask where they got the recording, or if you could borrow it?

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Victoria Leigh   
Victoria Leigh

Thank you, GTLS. I will check into that.

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ToThePointe   
ToThePointe

Ms. Leigh, I've been all over the internet on this one out of my own curiosity.

 

It apparently was done by Drigo, but I can't find a copy of it or an official title to it. It is not on "Fete du Ballet." I have that and listened to all the tracks by Drigo.

 

Maybe ABT could help you?

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Victoria Leigh   
Victoria Leigh

Thank you, ToThePointe. I appreciate your trying. I have been searching for hours yesterday and today. The biggest disappointment was when it was not on the Le Reveil de Flore that I have.

 

I have written to a friend at ABT to see what she can find out, but my guess is that they would only have the scores for the orchestra.

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caliope   
caliope

If you have a dvd of the performance with a good quality audio track, it is possible to rip the music from the dvd onto your computer. You could format it as an mp3 file and/or and burn it to a cd.

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Victoria Leigh   
Victoria Leigh

Caliope, the problem is the applause. I don't know how to get that out.

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Momof3darlings   
Momof3darlings

Ms. Leigh is there a youtube video where we can hear the music? I can let my DH listen and see if he has a clue where it might elsewhere be heard?

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Lidewij   
Lidewij

I think

is the variation we're talking about? I'm no help in finding the music.. But maybe others will now :shrug:

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ToThePointe   
ToThePointe

Yes, that is the variation.

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Victoria Leigh   
Victoria Leigh

Yep, that's it!

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Ballet Mistress tdc   
Ballet Mistress tdc

Brio Recordings sells a CD that is a compilation. Believe it includes the variation you are looking for. It is not the orchestrated version, only piano.

http://www.briorecordings.com/br12.htm

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