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Roehampton University London Stravinsky the Global Dancer: A Chronology of Choreography to the Music of Igor Stravinsky

All Dance Records.

Dances are ordered by the premiere year of the Dance, then the full performance date of the Dance, then the Dance title.

* - partial use of score.
† - musical collage.


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Premiere Year 1933 
Dance Svatba 
Choreographer Máša Cvejicová   
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design Václav Skruzny 
Company Ballet of the National Theatre, Brno 
First Performance 01 June 1933  National Theatre, Brno, Czechoslovakia 
Conductor Milan Sachs 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 101 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1933 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Sonia Korty   
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 03 November 1933  , Belgium 
Conductor A. Prévost 
Principal Dancers Trébor (Soldier), Bréval (Devil), Korty (Princess), [Max Mathieu (Narrator)] 
Note Other dancers were Léonide Katchourowsky (ballet master of the Opéra Flamand), Mme Katchourowska and Mme Smirnova. 
Record 102 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1933 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Sonia Korty   
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 03 November 1933  , Belgium 
Conductor A. Prévost 
Principal Dancers Sonia Korty (Fox), Léonide Katchourowsky (Cock), Volpert (Goat), Andreassoff (Cat) 
Note  
Record 103 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1933 
Dance Petruska 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Gusztáv Oláh 
Company Budapest State Opera Ballet 
First Performance 22 December 1933  State Opera House, Budapest, Hungary 
Conductor N. Rékai 
Principal Dancers Aurel Milloss (Petruska), Elvira Vécsey (Ballerina), Rezso Brada (Moor), F. Köszegy (Charlatan) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Petruska scenario and referring to many aspects of the 1911 ballet, but with a more dancerly staging of the crowd and developed role for the Charlatan. Numerous revivals, including Rome (1940 and 1957), Milan (1947, 1952 and 1971), Buenos Aires (1949), Rio de Janeiro (1954), Florence (1971), Vienna (1973). 
Record 104 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1934 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Helga Swedlund   
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Gerd Richter 
Company Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 12 April 1934  Staatstheater, Hamburg, Germany 
Conductor Richard Richter 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 105 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1934 
Dance Perséphone (to commissioned score) 
Choreographer Kurt Jooss  1901 - 1979 
Music Perséphone  1933 - 1934; rev 1949  First Performance: 30 April 1934, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Melodrama in three parts for female narrator, tenor solo, mixed chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra  Length of score: 56'
Text: André Gide 
Scenario  
Design André Barsacq 
Company Ballets d'Ida Rubinstein 
First Performance 30 April 1934  Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris, France 
Conductor Igor Stravinsky 
Principal Dancers Ida Rubinstein (Persephone), René Maison (Eumolpus), Anatole Vilzak (Mercury), Natalie Krassovska (Demeter), Keith Lester (Triptolemus) 
Note Danced drama for large ensemble with singing chorus onstage throughout. It told the tale of Persephone's abduction to the underworld, return to earth and her fate of a dual existence following the seasonal cycle. Modern style with a major role for the dancing chorus. Persephone was cast as both a speaking and moving role. Jooss created two further versions of Persephone, Düsseldorf Opera House (1955), Essen (1965). 
Record 106 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1934 
Dance Primitive Dance* 
Choreographer Agnes de Mille  ?1905 - 1993 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 31 October 1934  Mercury Theatre, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Given the structure of the recital, an excerpt from the score is likely to have been used. 
Record 107 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1935 
Dance Les Deux Polichinelles 
Choreographer Leon Woizikowsky  1899 - 1974 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Les Ballets de Leon Woizikowsky 
First Performance Not Known  Coliseum, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Leon Woizikovsky (Polichinelle), Nina Raievska (Pimpinella), Valentina Blinova (Rosine), Ruth Chanova (Constance), André Eglevsky (1st cavalier), Igor Youskevitch (2nd cavalier) 
Note  
Record 108 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1935 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Hermann Scherchen (dir.)   
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Sala Bianca, Florence, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note The entry needs checking as Scherchen was a conductor. 
Record 109 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1935 
Dance Antique Suite†* 
Choreographer Eleanor King   
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 02 April 1935  Montclair State Teachers College, New Jersey, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Eleanor King 
Note Solo using a collage score, including the Minuet from Pulcinella, and music by Galilei-Respighi and Ignoto-Respighi. 
Record 110 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1935 
Dance Le Baiser de la fée 
Choreographer Frederick Ashton  1904 - 1988 
Music The Fairy's Kiss  1928; rev. 1950  First Performance: 27 November 1928, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in four scenes  Length of score: 43'
Text:  
Scenario Igor Stravinsky, after Hans Christian Andersen 
Design Sophie Fedorovitch 
Company Vic-Wells Ballet 
First Performance 26 November 1935  Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, UK 
Conductor Constant Lambert 
Principal Dancers Ursula Morton (A Mother), Pearl Argyle (The Fairy), Harold Turner (The Young Man), Margot Fonteyn (His Fiancée) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Baiser scenario. Neo-classical, modern and folk styles. 
Record 111 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1935 
Dance Nostalgic Fragments 
Choreographer José Limón  1908 - 1972 
Music Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Charles Weidman 
Company  
First Performance 22 December 1935  Adelphi Theatre, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers José Limón, Letitia Ide 
Note  
Record 112 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1936 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Lola Botka   
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Josef Fenneker 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Stadttheater, Duisburg, Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 113 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1936 
Dance Ur L'Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Birgit Åkesson  b. 1908 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Königliche Musikakademie, Stockholm, Sweden 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Birgit Åkesson 
Note Solo dance. 1. Den inre stämman 2. Uppvaknandet -- Tango -- Vals 3. Hån mot det onda 
Record 114 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1936 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Léonide Katchourowsky   
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design Théodore Stravinsky 
Company Soirées de Bruxelles 
First Performance 06 May 1936  Brussels, Belgium 
Conductor Hermann Scherchen 
Principal Dancers Maurice de Groote, Pola Fiszel, Marie Tchernova, Jules Daems 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Noces scenario, but there was a more picturesque approach and specific reference to Russian peasantry. 
Record 115 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1936 
Dance Petrouschka 
Choreographer Louise Lightfoot   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Alexandre Benois 
Company First Australian Ballet 
First Performance 18 July 1936  Conservatorium, Sydney, Australia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Trafford Whitelock (Petrouschka), Mischa Burlakov (Blackamoor), Moya Beaver (Ballerina) 
Note There is some uncertainty about the date, but the July, 1936 programme notes 'for the first time in Australia' (National Library of Australia, Papers of Mischa Burlakov, MS 9501/1/2). This work pre-dated the first appearance of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production, November 14, 1936. 
Record 116 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1936 
Dance Die Geschichte vom Soldaten 
Choreographer Nikolai Eljaschoff (dir.)   
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Heinz Condell 
Company Jüdischer Kulturbund 
First Performance 04 November 1936  Berlin, Germany 
Conductor Wolfgang Fraenkel 
Principal Dancers Bert Baer/Heinz Kahnemann (Soldier), Alexander Lipschitz (Devil), Ilse Vordemberge (Princess), Herbert Meyerowitz (Narrator) 
Note  
Record 117 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1937 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Valeria Kratina  1892 - 1983 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Zircher 
Company Ballett am Badischen Staatstheater Karlsruhe 
First Performance Not Known  Karlsruhe, Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 118 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1937 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Lina Gerzer   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 119 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1937 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Helga Swedlund   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Gerd Richter 
Company Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Staatsoper, Hamburg, Germany 
Conductor Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 120 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1937 
Dance Le  Baiser de la fée  
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music The Fairy's Kiss  1928; rev. 1950  First Performance: 27 November 1928, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in four scenes  Length of score: 43'
Text:  
Scenario Igor Stravinsky, after Hans Christian Andersen 
Design Alice Halicka 
Company American Ballet 
First Performance 27 April 1937  Metropolitan Opera House, New York, USA 
Conductor Igor Stravinsky 
Principal Dancers Kathryn Muldowney (The Fairy), Gisela Caccialanza (The Bride), Leda Anchutina (Her Friend), William Dollar (The Bridegroom), Annabelle Lyon (His Mother) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Baiser scenario. Neo-classical and demi-caractère styles. Revivals, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (1940), Paris Opéra (1947), New York City Ballet (1950), La Scala (1953). See Balanchine's Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la fée' (1972). 
Record 121 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1937 
Dance The Card Party (to commissioned score) 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Jeu de cartes  1936  First Performance: 27 April 1937, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Ballet in three deals  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario Igor Stravinsky and Niki Malaieff 
Design Irene Sharaff 
Company American Ballet 
First Performance 27 April 1937  Metropolitan Opera House, New York, USA 
Conductor Igor Stravinsky 
Principal Dancers William Dollar (Joker), Annabelle Lyon (Queen of Hearts), Leda Anchutina (Queen of Spades), Ariel Lang [Helen Leitch] (Queen of Diamonds), Hortense Kahrklin (Queen of Clubs) 
Note For large ensemble, the members of which represent cards in a game of poker. Three different 'deals' are represented. Neo-classical style. Revivals, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (1940), New York City Ballet (1951). 
Record 122 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1937 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer Hans Macke   
Music Perséphone  1933 - 1934; rev 1949  First Performance: 30 April 1934, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Melodrama in three parts for female narrator, tenor solo, mixed chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra  Length of score: 56'
Text: André Gide 
Scenario  
Design Sets: Adolf Mahnke; Cost: Elisabeth v. Auenmüller 
Company Braunschweig Ballet 
First Performance 05 June 1937  Landestheater, Braunschweig, Germany 
Conductor Ewald Lindemann 
Principal Dancers  
Note See Macke's Persephone (1948). 
Record 123 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1937 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Lester Horton  1906 - 1953 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design William Bowne, Lester Horton 
Company Lester Horton Ballet 
First Performance 05 August 1937  Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, USA 
Conductor Henry Svedrofsky 
Principal Dancers Bella Lewitsky (Chosen One), Renaldo Alarcon (The Seer) 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario. It included American Indian ethnographic detail, yet reflected a universal concept of erotic 'primitivism' and ritual. Modern style. 
Record 124 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1937 
Dance Der Kuss der Fee 
Choreographer Lizzie Maudrik   
Music The Fairy's Kiss  1928; rev. 1950  First Performance: 27 November 1928, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in four scenes  Length of score: 43'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Vladimir Novikov 
Company Berlin Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 30 September 1937  Staatsoper, Berlin, Germany 
Conductor Herbert Trantow 
Principal Dancers Ilse Meudtner (Fairy), Edith Türtheim (Mother), Rolf Lahnte (Young Man), Liselotte Michaelis (Bride) 
Note  
Record 125 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1937 
Dance Ein Kartenspiel 
Choreographer Valeria Kratina  1892 - 1983 
Music Jeu de cartes  1936  First Performance: 27 April 1937, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Ballet in three deals  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Adolf Mahnke; Cost: Huenmüller 
Company Dresden Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 13 October 1937  Staatsoper, Dresden, Germany 
Conductor Karl Bölm 
Principal Dancers Vera Mahlke (Queen of Hearts) 
Note For ensemble, the dancers' costumes depicting the cards they represent. Classical style. 
Record 126 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1937 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Eugene von Grona  b. 1908 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company American Negro Ballet 
First Performance December 1937  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 127 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1938 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Frida Holst   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Adolf Stripling; Cost: Elly Ohms 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Oper, Duisburg, Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 128 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1938 
Dance Jeu de Cartes 
Choreographer Pia Mlakar and Pino Mlakar   
Music Jeu de cartes  1936  First Performance: 27 April 1937, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Ballet in three deals  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Roman Clemens 
Company Zürich Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Stadttheater, Zürich, Switzerland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, the dancers representing playing cards. Classical style. 
Record 129 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1938 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer Sonia Korty   
Music Perséphone  1933 - 1934; rev 1949  First Performance: 30 April 1934, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Melodrama in three parts for female narrator, tenor solo, mixed chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra  Length of score: 56'
Text: André Gide 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Tanzgruppe des Bayerischen Staatstheaters München 
First Performance 24 April 1938  Baden-Baden, Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 130 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1939 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Helga Swedlund   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Gerd Richter 
Company Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Staatsoper, Hamburg, Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 131 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1939 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Hans Macke   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Paul Sträter 
Company Braunschweig Ballet 
First Performance 23 May 1939  Staatstheater, Braunschweig, Germany 
Conductor Georg von Loeben 
Principal Dancers Hans Macke (Petruschka), Paul Styner (Moor), Thea Obenaus (Ballerina) 
Note There are other references to Macke choreographies of Petruschka in Sa-Feld and Zurich in 1939. See Macke's Petruschka (1944). 
Record 132 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1940 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Hans Macke   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Roman Clemens 
Company Zürich Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Stadttheater, Zürich, Switzerland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 133 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1940 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Adolph Bolm  1884 - 1951 
Music The Firebird: concert suite  1919  First Performance: 12 April 1919, Geneva 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Nicolas Remisoff 
Company Adolph Bolm Ballet 
First Performance 27 August 1940  Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, USA 
Conductor Igor Stravinsky 
Principal Dancers Nana Gollner (The Firebird), Thomas Ladd (Ivan the Tsarevitch), David Thimar (Kostchei the Immortal), Eleanor Leaman (The Beautiful Tsarevna) 
Note The programme noted use of a 'symphonic suite', elsewhere 'a suite of excerpts from the ballet', presumably the 1919 Firebird Suite. See Bolm's Firebird (1945). 
Record 134 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1940 
Dance Petruška 
Choreographer Ivo Vána Psota   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Václav Skruzny 
Company Ballet of the National Theatre, Brno 
First Performance 17 September 1940  National Theatre, Brno, Czechoslovakia 
Conductor Rudolf Kvasnica 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 135 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1940 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Renato Guttuso 
Company  
First Performance 21 November 1940  Teatro delle Arti, Rome, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Giovanni Brinati (Devil), Attilia Radice (Princess) 
Note The production was directed by Enrico Fulchignoni. 
Record 136 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1941 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Carletto Thieben   
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario  
Design Enrico Prampolini 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Teatro delle Arti, Rome, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 137 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1941 
Dance Balustrade 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Violin Concerto in D  1931  First Performance: 23 October 1931, Berlin 
  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Pavel Tchelitchew 
Company Original Ballet Russe 
First Performance 22 January 1941  Fifty-first Street Theatre, New York, USA 
Conductor Igor Stravinsky 
Principal Dancers First Movement, Toccata: Tatiana Leskova, Roman Jasinsky; Second Movement, Aria: Marina Svetlova, Paul Petroff, Sonia Orlova, Irina Zarova; Third Movement, Aria: Tamara Toumanova, Jasinsky, Petroff; Fourth Movement, Capriccio: Toumanova, Leskova, Svetlova, Jasinsky, Petroff 
Note For large ensemble, plotless, expressing contrasting moods. The designs were surreal, the movement style neo-classical. See Balanchine's new choreography to the same music, Violin Concerto (1972). 
Record 138 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1941 
Dance La Sagra della Primavera 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario Igor Stravinsky and Nicholas Roerich 
Design Nicola Benois 
Company Teatro Reale dell'Opera Ballet 
First Performance 27 March 1941  Teatro Reale dell'Opera, Rome, Italy 
Conductor Tullio Serafin 
Principal Dancers Attilia Radice (Chosen One) 
Note For large ensemble, set in ancient Russia, following the original Sacre scenario and referring to many aspects of the 1913 ballet. Revival, Rome (1967). 
Record 139 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1941 
Dance Apollo Musagete 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music Apollon Musagète  1927 - 28; rev. 1947  First Performance: 27 April 1928, Library of Congress, Washington DC 
Ballet in two scenes for string orchestra  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Enrico Prampolini 
Company  
First Performance 13 April 1941  Teatro delle Arti, Rome, Italy 
Conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis 
Principal Dancers Maurice Fenchel (Apollo), Lore Jentsch (Terpsichore), Renata Di Legge (Polyhymnia), Luciana Bertolli (Calliope), Gianna Bertolli and A. Viegele (two goddesses) 
Note For small ensemble, following the layout of the original Apollo. 
Record 140 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1942 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Sasha Machov   
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design Karel Svolinsky 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  National Theatre, Prague, Czechoslovakia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 141 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1942 
Dance Mavra 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music Mavra  1921 - 22; rev. 1947  First Performance: 3 June 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
opera buffa in one act  Length of score: 25'
Text: Boris Kochno, after Pushkin 
Scenario Boris Kochno 
Design Giorgio Abkhasi 
Company Teatro Reale dell'Opera Ballet 
First Performance 07 March 1942  Teatro Reale dell'Opera, Rome, Italy 
Conductor Fernando Previtali 
Principal Dancers Attilia Radice (Parasha), Mirdza Capanna (Vicina), Filippo Morucci (Mother), Giovanni Brinati (L'Ussaro) 
Note For ensemble, the original opera turned into a ballet with the singers in the orchestra pit. Revival, Palermo (1959). 
Record 142 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1942 
Dance The Ballet of the Elephants (to commissioned score) 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Circus Polka  1942; rev. 1944  First Performance: 9 April 1942, Madison Square Garden, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Norman Bel Geddes 
Company Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 
First Performance 09 April 1942  Madison Square Garden, New York, USA 
Conductor Merle Evans 
Principal Dancers Modoc [an elephant] 
Note Circus routine for 50 elephants and 50 women, directed by Balanchine, staged by John Murray Anderson. Early performances included Vera Zorina. See Balanchine's version for dancers, Circus Polka (1945). 
Record 143 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1942 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Alice Alanova   
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design Enrico Prampolini 
Company  
First Performance 21 May 1942  Teatro delle Arti, Rome, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 144 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1943 
Dance Petrushka 
Choreographer George Gé  1893 - 1961 
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Lars Runsten 
Company Royal Swedish Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Royal Opera House, Stockholm, Sweden 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 145 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1943 
Dance Capricci alla Stravinsky† 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music Suite No. 1  1925  First Performance: 2 March 1926, Haarlem 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 7'
Text:  
Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Toti Scialoja 
Company Teatro Reale dell'Opera Ballet  
First Performance 30 April 1943  Teatro delle Arti, Rome, Italy 
Conductor F. Capuana 
Principal Dancers Aurel Milloss (The Conductor), Lia Dell'Ara (La Maîtresse) 
Note For ensemble, an ironic ballet 'conducted' by an electric ring master who is 'switched' on by a ballerina at the beginning, then off, and carried offstage inert at the end. The scenario was inspired by Stravinsky's fantasy about Diaghilev as ringmaster when creating the Polka used here (see Stravinsky's Chroniques de ma vie). Revivals, Rome (1944), Rio de Janeiro (1954), Palermo (1959). 
Record 146 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1944 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Hans Macke   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Théodore Stravinsky 
Company Zürich Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Stadttheater, Zürich, Switzerland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note See Macke's Petruschka (1939). 
Record 147 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1944 
Dance Danses Concertantes 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Danses concertantes  1940 - 42  First Performance: 8 February 1942, Los Angeles 
for chamber orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Eugene Berman 
Company Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo 
First Performance 10 September 1944  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor Emanuel Balaban 
Principal Dancers Alexandra Danilova, Frederic Franklin 
Note Plotless, for four trios and a solo couple. Neo-classical style. The ballet continued in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo repertory until the season 1947-48. See Balanchine's Danses Concertantes (1972). 
Record 148 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1944 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Margaret Barr  1904 - 1991 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 24 October 1944  WEA Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Lesma von Sturmer (Sacrificial Virgin) 
Note Folllowing the original Sacre scenario and, given Barr's interest in Maori culture, there could have been a rival tribes 'allusion to the paradox of European settlement in Aotearoa [New Zealand]' -- Garry Lester. Barr presented a second version in Sydney, Australia (1962). 
Record 149 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1944 
Dance Scènes de ballet (to commissioned score) 
Choreographer Anton Dolin  1904 - 1983 
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Norman Bel Geddes; Cost: Paul Dupont 
Company  
First Performance 24 November 1944  Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia, USA 
Conductor Maurice Abravanel 
Principal Dancers Alicia Markova, Anton Dolin 
Note For ensemble, a showpiece as part of the Billy Rose revue The Lively Arts, plotless, but with hints of 19th century ballet drama (e.g. Giselle). Classical style. 
Record 150 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1944 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer John Cranko  1927 - 1973 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Hanns Ebensten 
Company Cape Town Ballet Club 
First Performance 24 November 1944  Cape Town, South Africa 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 151 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1945 
Dance Petrushka 
Choreographer Ernst Uthoff  1904-1993 
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known   
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note [c. 1945] 
Record 152 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1945 
Dance Mavra 
Choreographer Giuseppe Marchioro (dir.)   
Music Mavra  1921 - 22; rev. 1947  First Performance: 3 June 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
opera buffa in one act  Length of score: 25'
Text: Boris Kochno, after Pushkin 
Scenario  
Design Nicola Benois 
Company  
First Performance 17 May 1945  Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Gianandrea Gavazzeni 
Principal Dancers Vanna Busolini (La Vicina); Ferni Faraboni (L'Ussaro); Ermanno Savarè (La Madre); Wanda Sciaccaluga (Paracka) 
Note Billed as mimes, the performers on stage enacted each of the sung roles. 
Record 153 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1945 
Dance Comedia balletica 
Choreographer Todd Bolender  b. 1919 
Music Pulcinella Suite  1922; rev. 1949  First Performance: 22 December 1922, Boston 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Robert Davison 
Company Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo 
First Performance 17 September 1945  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For five dancers, a kind of party with each performer taking a turn with a solo. See revised version Games (1958). 
Record 154 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1945 
Dance Jeu de cartes 
Choreographer Janine Charrat  b. 1924 
Music Jeu de cartes  1936  First Performance: 27 April 1937, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Ballet in three deals  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario Igor Stravinsky and M. Malaieff 
Design Pierre Roy 
Company Ballets des Champs-Elysées 
First Performance 12 October 1945  Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Jean Babilée (Joker) 
Note For 15 dancers, representing cards in a game of poker. Charrat devised her own series of 'deals'. Modern classical style, with a virtuoso role for the Joker. Revivals, Netherlands (1957), Brussels (1961), Turin (1989). 
Record 155 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1945 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Adolph Bolm  1884 - 1951 
Music The Firebird: Ballet Suite  1945  First Performance: 24 October 1945, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 28'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Marc Chagall 
Company Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 24 October 1945  Metropolitan Opera House, New York, USA 
Conductor Jascha Horenstein 
Principal Dancers Alicia Markova, Anton Dolin, John Taras, Diana Adams 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Firebird scenario, mixture of movement styles and Russian reference. 
Record 156 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1945 
Dance Circus Polka 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Circus Polka  1942; rev. 1944  First Performance: 9 April 1942, Madison Square Garden, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company School of American Ballet 
First Performance 05 November 1945  Carnegie Hall, New York, USA 
Conductor Leon Barzin 
Principal Dancers Judy Kursch (A Little Elephant) 
Note Plotless, for ensemble. See Balanchine's previous choreography to the same music, Ballet of the Elephants (1942). 
Record 157 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1945 
Dance Élégie 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Elegy  1944  First Performance: 26 January 1945, Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 
for unaccompanied viola (or violin)  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company School of American Ballet 
First Performance 05 November 1945  Carnegie Hall, New York, USA 
Conductor Leon Barzin 
Principal Dancers Two students from School of American Ballet 
Note Rooted to one spot, two dancers' bodies intertwine. The work entered the Ballet Society repertory in 1948. See Balanchine's Élégie (1966 and 1982). 
Record 158 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1946 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Walter Jokisch   
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Dominik Hartmann 
Company  
First Performance Not Known  National Theatre, Munich, Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 159 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1946 
Dance L' Oiseau de feu 
Choreographer Tatiana Gsovsky  1901 - 1993 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Deutsche Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 160 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1946 
Dance Pássaro de Fogo 
Choreographer Margarida de Abreu   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Abílio de Matos e Silva, Tomás Costa 
Company Círculo de Iniciaçào Coreográfica 
First Performance Not Known  , Portugal 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 161 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1946 
Dance Petrushka 
Choreographer Jan Cieplinski   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , Hungary 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note [Insecure data] 
Record 162 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1946 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Elsa Kahl   
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Nina Tryggvadotir 
Company International Society for Contemporary Music 
First Performance Not Known  Brander Matthews Hall, Columbia University, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 163 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1946 
Dance L' Histoire du Soldat 
Choreographer Borge Ralov  1908 - 1981 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Richard Mortensen 
Company  
First Performance 09 March 1946  Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 164 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1946 
Dance Afterthought 
Choreographer Jerome Robbins  1918 - 1998 
Music Five Easy Pieces  1917  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 9'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Jerome Robbins 
Company  
First Performance 02 May 1946  New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Norah Kaye, Jerome Robbins 
Note Duet. 
Record 165 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1946 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Hans Helken   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Dominik Hartmann 
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 21 November 1946  Opernhaus, Frankfurt, Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 166 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1946 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Dominik Hartmann   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 21 November 1946  Opernhaus, Frankfurt , Germany 
Conductor Werner Bitter 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 167 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1947 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Marcel Luipart  1912 - 89 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Janni Loghi 
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  National Theatre, Munich, Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 168 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1947 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Tatiana Gsovsky  1901 - 1993 
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Willi Schmidt 
Company Deutsche Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, following the original Petrushka scenario. Character style. Revival, Frankfurt Ballet (1966). 
Record 169 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1947 
Dance Petrushka 
Choreographer Oskar Harmos and Ana Roje   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Vladimir Zedrinski; Cost: Pavel Froman 
Company Croatian National Theatre Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Yugoslavia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 170 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1947 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev. English text by Harvey Officer. 
Design Esteban Francés 
Company Ballet Society 
First Performance 13 January 1947  Hunter College Playhouse, New York, USA 
Conductor Leon Barzin 
Principal Dancers Todd Bolender (The Fox), Lew Christensen (The Rooster), Fred Danieli (The Cat), John Taras (The Ram) 
Note Ballet-burlesque for 4 dancers, arriving like strolling players, carrying their masks, and following the original Renard scenario. Character style with occasional classical steps. Staged by Lew Christensen (after Balanchine) for San Francisco Ballet (1955). The ballet was reconstructed by Todd Bolender, Kansas City Ballet (2001). 
Record 171 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1947 
Dance Jeu de Cartes 
Choreographer Heinz Rosen  1908 - 72 
Music Jeu de cartes  1936  First Performance: 27 April 1937, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Ballet in three deals  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Jürg Stockar 
Company Basel Ballet 
First Performance 12 May 1947  Stadttheater, Basel, Switzerland 
Conductor G. Becker 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 172 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1947 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Erika Hanka  1905 - 1958 
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Robert Kautsky 
Company Vienna Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 15 November 1947  Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Using the original Petrushka scenario. 
Record 173 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1948 
Dance Historia del Soldado 
Choreographer Margarete Wallmann  1904 - 1992 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Hector Basaldua 
Company Teatro Colon Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Roger Fenonjois (Soldier), Norma Horvath (Princess), Max de Balzac (Devil), [André Dumont (Narrator)] 
Note  
Record 174 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1948 
Dance Jeu de Cartes 
Choreographer Margarete Wallmann  1904 - 1992 
Music Jeu de cartes  1936  First Performance: 27 April 1937, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Ballet in three deals  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Hector Basaldua 
Company Teatro Colon Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 175 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1948 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Hans Macke   
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design Teo Otto 
Company Zürich Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Stadttheater, Zürich , Switzerland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 176 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1948 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer Hans Macke   
Music Perséphone  1933 - 1934; rev 1949  First Performance: 30 April 1934, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Melodrama in three parts for female narrator, tenor solo, mixed chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra  Length of score: 56'
Text: André Gide 
Scenario  
Design Teo Otto 
Company Zürich Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Stadttheater, Zürich, Switzerland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note See Macke's Persephone (1937). 
Record 177 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1948 
Dance Scarecrows 
Choreographer Hettie Loman   
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Art of Movement Studio 
First Performance Not Known  Art of Movement Studio, Manchester, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, vicious and athletic with crow imagery. 
Record 178 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1948 
Dance Jeu de Cartes 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music Jeu de cartes  1936  First Performance: 27 April 1937, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Ballet in three deals  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario Aurel Milloss (after Igor Stravinsky and Niki Malaieff) 
Design Renato Guttuso 
Company Teatro Reale dell'Opera Ballet 
First Performance 31 January 1948  Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, Italy 
Conductor Fernando Previtali 
Principal Dancers Teofilo Giglio (Joker), Attilia Radice (Queen di Cuori), Guido Lauri (il Fante di Cuori) 
Note For large ensemble, following the layout of the original The Card Party. Classical style. 
Record 179 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1948 
Dance Scènes de ballet 
Choreographer Frederick Ashton  1904 - 1988 
Music Scènes de ballet  1944  First Performance: 24 November 1944, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia 
for orchestra  Length of score: 18'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design André Beaurepaire 
Company Sadler's Wells Ballet 
First Performance 11 February 1948  Royal Opera House, London, UK 
Conductor Geoffrey Corbett 
Principal Dancers Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes, Alexander Grant, John Field, Donald Britton, Philip Chatfield 
Note Plotless, for 12 women, 4 men and a solo couple. Neo-classical style. The ballet has a firm place in the British repertory and was staged on the Ballett der Deutschen Oper Berlin (1968). 
Record 180 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1948 
Dance Capriccio 
Choreographer Léonide Massine  1895 - 1979 
Music Capriccio  1928 - 29; rev. 1949  First Performance: 6 December 1929, Salle Pleyel, Paris 
for piano and orchestra  Length of score: 16'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Nicola Benois 
Company La Scala Opera Ballet 
First Performance 24 April 1948  La Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Nino Sanzogno 
Principal Dancers Olga Amati, Wanda Milly Clerici, Vera Colombo, Ugo Dell'Ara, Giuseppe Pessina 
Note  
Record 181 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1948 
Dance Orpheus (to commissioned score) 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Isamu Noguchi 
Company Ballet Society 
First Performance 28 April 1948  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor Igor Stravinsky 
Principal Dancers Nicholas Magallanes (Orpheus), Francisco Moncion (Dark Angel), Maria Tallchief (Eurydice), Beatrice Tompkins (Leader of the Furies), Tanaquil LeClerq (Leader of the Bacchantes), Herbert Bliss (Apollo) 
Note For large ensemble, relating the story of Orpheus' fateful meeting with Eurydice in Hades, and mixing neo-classical movement with stylised acting. The ballet remains in the NYCB repertory; occasional stagings abroad. 
Record 182 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1948 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Aurel Milloss  1906 - 1988 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Fabrizio Clerici 
Company Teatro dell'Opera Ballet  
First Performance 09 September 1948  Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy 
Conductor Igor Markevitch 
Principal Dancers Guido Lauri (Orpheus), Attilia Radice (Eurydice), Filippo Morucci (Angel of Death) 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Orpheus scenario. Revivals, Buenos Aires (1949), Rome (1961), Vienna (1974), Florence (1974). 
Record 183 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1948 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer David Lichine  1910 - 1972 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Mayo 
Company Ballets des Champs-Elysées  
First Performance 16 November 1948  Théâtre des Champs-Elysées , Paris, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Youry Algaroff (Orpheus), Nelly Guillerm (Eurydice) 
Note For ensemble, following the original Orpheus scenario. Rhythmic gesture, plastique and classical style. 
Record 184 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1949 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Rudolf Kölling   
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Ernst Geitlinger 
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  National Theatre, Munich, West Germany 
Conductor George Solti 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 185 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1949 
Dance Petrushka 
Choreographer Ernö Vashegyi   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Gustav Oláh and Zoltan Fülöp; Cost: Tivadar Mark 
Company Budapest State Opera Ballet 
First Performance 19 January 1949  State Opera House, Budapest, Hungary 
Conductor András Kórodi 
Principal Dancers Istvan Rab, Vera Pasztor, Ernö Vashegyi 
Note  
Record 186 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1949 
Dance Story of a Soldier 
Choreographer Antonia Cobos and Trudi Schoop   
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Harry Horner 
Company  
First Performance 16 June 1949  Royce Hall, UCLA, USA 
Conductor Igor Stravinsky 
Principal Dancers John Hoyt (Devil), Antonia Cobos (Princess), Edward Franz [Reader], Peter Thompson [Soldier] 
Note The production was directed by Henry Schnitzler, the Devil's dances choreographed by Schoop, the Princess' dances by Cobos. 
Record 187 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1949 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Rudolf Kölling   
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Willy Hempel 
Company Bayerische Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 17 September 1949  National Theatre, Munich, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Irina Kladivova (The Wanderer), Walter Matthes (The Wise Man) 
Note For large ensemble, mixing modern, classical and folk dance styles. 
Record 188 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1949 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music The Firebird: Ballet Suite  1945  First Performance: 24 October 1945, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 28'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Marc Chagall 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 27 November 1949  City Center of Music and Drama, New York, USA 
Conductor Leon Barzin 
Principal Dancers Maria Tallchief (Firebird), Francisco Moncion (Prince Ivan), Pat McBride (Prince's Bride), Edward Bigelow (Kastchei) 
Note For large ensemble, like Stravinsky's Suite, representing a compact version of the 1910 Firebird scenario, concentrating on the danced episodes. In character and neo-classical styles, using the decor from the 1945 Adolph Bolm production. The ballet, which has undergone numerous choreographic and design modifications (including a new Monsters' dance by Jerome Robbins), remains in the NYCB repertory; occasional stagings on other US companies. 
Record 189 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1949 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Margarete Wallmann  1904 - 1992 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Alberto Savinio 
Company La Scala Opera Ballet 
First Performance 31 December 1949  La Scala, Milan, Italy 
Conductor Issay Dobrowen 
Principal Dancers Yvette Chauviré (Firebird), Olga Amati (Tsarevna), Ermanno Savaré (Kastchei), William Skouratoff (Tsarevitch) 
Note  
Record 190 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1950 
Dance Apollo 
Choreographer Marcel Luipart  1912 - 89 
Music Apollon Musagète  1927 - 28; rev. 1947  First Performance: 27 April 1928, Library of Congress, Washington DC 
Ballet in two scenes for string orchestra  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known   
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 191 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1950 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer Erika Hanka  1905 - 1958 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Vienna Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Vienna, Austria 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 192 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1950 
Dance L' Oiseau de feu 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart  b. 1927 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
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Design  
Company Royal Swedish Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  , Sweden 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note This was a film. See also Béjart's theatre production of the Firebird score (1970). 
Record 193 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1950 
Dance Vision 
Choreographer Dore Hoyer  1911 - 1967 
Music Concerto in D for string orchestra  1946  First Performance: 27 January 1947, Basel 
  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Alfred Siercke 
Company Hamburg Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 18 February 1950  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
Conductor Wilhelm Rüggeberg-Brückner 
Principal Dancers Lisa Czobel (Der Mensch), Eva Bajoratis (Seine Seele) 
Note For 2 soloists and 11 other dancers. 
Record 194 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1950 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Jaroslav Berger  1916-1983 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Regina de Bries-Truninger 
Company Zurich Ballet 
First Performance 11 March 1950  Stadttheater, Zurich, Switzerland 
Conductor Otto Ackermann 
Principal Dancers Anita Demarmels (Donna Rosaura), Eva Patockova (Pimpinella), Paul Styner (Pantalone), Jean-Pierre Genet (Capitano), Jaroslav Berger (Pulcinella) 
Note  
Record 195 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1950 
Dance Pierrot and the Moon 
Choreographer Herbert Ross  b. 1926 
Music Capriccio  1928 - 29; rev. 1949  First Performance: 6 December 1929, Salle Pleyel, Paris 
for piano and orchestra  Length of score: 16'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design John Ward 
Company Ross-Ward Ballet d'Action 
First Performance 14 October 1950  YM-YWHA, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Iona McKenzie, Alice Temkin 
Note  
Record 196 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1951 
Dance Apollon musagète 
Choreographer Françoise Adret  b. 1920 
Music Apollon Musagète  1927 - 28; rev. 1947  First Performance: 27 April 1928, Library of Congress, Washington DC 
Ballet in two scenes for string orchestra  Length of score: 30'
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First Performance Not Known  Strasbourg Festival, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Yuri Algaroff (Apollo) 
Note For small ensemble, on a bare stage, the prologue showing the birth of Apollo taking place in a hospital, attended by a surgeon and nurse. Neo-classical style. 
Record 197 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1951 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer Robert Mayer   
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Helmut Koniarsky 
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 198 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1951 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Jaroslav Berger  1916-1983 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Ludwig Kainer 
Company Zurich Ballet 
First Performance 24 February 1951  Stadttheater, Zurich, Switzerland 
Conductor Victor Reinshagen 
Principal Dancers Thea Obenaus 
Note  
Record 199 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1951 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Bert Stimmel   
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Bertram Tyrer 
Company Under Thirty Theatre Group 
First Performance 01 April 1951  Whitehall, London, UK 
Conductor Ionel Patin 
Principal Dancers Dancers and other performers: [Kenneth Mackintosh (Narrator)], Maurice Kaufmann (Soldier), Gérard Guillaume (Devil), Eleanor Fazan (Princess) 
Note  
Record 200 of 1252.


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