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«Ананасная Полл» Джона Кранко, музыка сэра Артура Салливана

Мерл Парк (Полл), Стэнли Холден (Джаспер), Дэвид Блэр (Капитан Билэй) – Королевский балет Великобритании, Лондон

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Джон Кранко — Хореограф
Мерл Парк — Poll (a flower-seller)
Дэвид Блэр — Captain Belaye
Стэнли Холден — Jasper (the pot boy)
Бренда Тейлор — Blanche (Captain Belaye's fiancée)
Герд Ларсен — Mrs Dimple (her aunt)
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Чарльз Маккеррас — Дирижёр

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Pineapple Poll was the first collaboration between Cranko and Charles Mackerras, then the assistant conductor of the Sadler's Wells Opera. Mackerras felt that the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan, which had just fallen out of copyright, would serve admirably as a ballet score. He had conducted countless performances of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and from close to a dozen of them neatly stitched together a delightful musical setting for Cranko's rambunctious ballet.

Pincipal characters in Pineapple Poll are Pineapple Poll, a flower-seller, Jasper, the "pot boy" at the local tavern and the dashing Captain Belaye of the H.M.S. Hot Cross Bun, which has just docked in Portsmouth. All the girls in town vie for the attention of Captain Belaye, including Pineapple Poll – much to the dismay of Jasper, who has a serious crush on her. But Belaye's eye has been caught by Blanche, a local beauty shepherded by her aunt, Mrs Dimple...

Source: Ernie Gilbert/ICA

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Год выхода: 2011
Дата записи: 1959
Продолжительность: 43 min
Компания: © BBC, uner licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
Разрешение: SD