Giselle, Les Sylphides, and Coppélia, three of the greatest ballets

With Rudolf Nureyev, Nadia Nerina and Margot Fonteyn

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Les Sylphides:

Mikhail Fokine — Choreographer

Nadia Nerina — Les Sylphides – Mazurka & Pas de deux

Philip Chatfield — Les Sylphides – Mazurka & Pas de deux

Rowena Jackson — Les Sylphides – Waltz

Julia Farron — Les Sylphides – Prelude

Philharmonia Orchestra

Robert Irving — Conductor


Charles Nuitter — Choreographer

Arthur Saint-Léon — Choreographer

Nadia Nerina — Swanilda

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The three works represented on this release, along with Tchaikovsky's three balletic masterpieces, comprise a good share of ballet's core repertoire. Giselle, Les Sylphides and Coppélia, having succeeded in their premiere performances, have retained their popularity to the present day...

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