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The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody)

 ComposerFrederic Chopin
 MusicPolonaise in A Major (op. 40, no. 1)
Berceuse (op. 57)
Prelude (op. 28, no. 18)
Prelude (op. 28, no. 16)
Waltz in E-Minor (posthumous, op. 15)
Prelude (op. 28, no. 7)
Mazurka in G Major (posthumous)
Prelude (op. 28, no. 4)
Ballade (op. 47, no. 3)
Orchestrated by Clare Grundman.
 DancersTanaquil LeClercq, Todd Bolender, Yvonne Mounsey, Robert Barnett, Wilma Curley, John Mandia, Shaun O′Brien, Patricia Savoia, Richard Thomas
 ScenerySaul Steinberg; Edward Gorey
 CostumesIrene Sharaff
 LightingJennifer Tipton
 GenreBALLET
 PremiereMarch 6, 1956, City Center of Music and Drama, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs21 Dancers
 Requirementspiano on stage; orchestra
 Running Time26′
 NotesOne of the pleasures of attending a concert is the freedom to lose oneself in listening to the music. Quite often, unconsciously, mental pictures and images form, and the patterns and paths of these reveries are influenced by the music itself, or its program notes, or by the personal dreams, problems and fantasies of the listener. Chopin′s music in particular has been subject to fanciful ″program″ names such as the Butterfly Etude, the Minute Waltz, the Raindrop Prelude, etc..


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