Welcome to Crotchet. If you are a returning customer with an account you may log in here. If you are a new customer you will have the option to create an account at checkout. To change your guide currency and shipping destination go here and 20% Value Added Tax (VAT) will be removed from prices for Channel Islands and non European Union countries.

£17.50

including VAT
information image

Russia's two great ballet companies, the Bolshoi Ballet and the Kirov Ballet (now the Mariinsky) undertook their first major post-war tours in the early 1960s, exposing the West to the bravura and discipline of the Russian dancers for the first time. This DVD brings together performances by members of both companies, providing rare footage of some of the most brilliant dancers of their time.

The Stone Flower features Yuri Soloviev, a dancer of great renown despite his tragically short life.

Famed for his extraordinary elevation, he was often compared to Nijinsky. Soloviev was celebrated for his role of Danila in The Stone Flower, a ballet in which he and Alla Sizova, who danced the role of Katerina, enjoyed immense success at Covent Garden during the tour of 1960. This BBC recording of Act 1 was a result of the enthusiastic response to the production.

The Pas de deux from Act II of Swan Lake comes from the Bolshoi's famous 1956 debut tour to London. Specially shot for the BBC and produced by Margaret Dale, a renowned dancer and ballet producer, the broadcast drew 12 million viewers and became the first of many films for television that Dale made with the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies.

The remaining four Bolshoi Ballet extracts Cinderella, Giselle, Gayaneh and Don Quixote comprise shorter selections, specially filmed for the BBC in 1963, once again produced by Margaret Dale. Each of the Bolshoi selections displays the immense versatility and virtuosity of the company's principal dancers, a line-up usually reserved for gala occasions.

This is the first DVD released of this material.

image for catalogue no. ICAD5074 Catalogue No.: ICAD5074 (barcode: 5060244550742)
Format: DVD Video
Record Label: ICA Classics
Duration: 82 minutes
Release Date: 30-Apr-2012
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev  other composers include: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Adolphe Adam
Title: Treasures of the Russian Ballet
Artists: Bolshoi Ballet      
This item is part of the ICA Classics DVD multi-buy - Save 30% discount when you buy any 2 or more titles. Valid until 10am 29th August 2014. Click here to see all the titles in this multi-buy discount. For more information on multi-buy discounts please click here.
Works: Soloviev / Sizova / Osipenko / Leningrad State Kirov Ballet - THE STONE FLOWER ACT I (Prokofiev). Ulanova / Fadeyechev / Bolshoi Ballet - PAS DE DEUX FROM SWAN LAKE ACT II (Tchaikovsky). Struchkova / Lavrovsky / Bolshoi Ballet - CINDERELLA : EXTRACTS (Prokofiev). Maximova Liepa / The Bolshoi Ballet - GISELLE : EXTRACTS (Adam). Timofeyeva / Fadeyechev / Bolshoi Ballet - GAYANEH : EXTRACTS (Khatchaturian). Plitsetskaya / Vasiliev / Bolshoi Ballet - DON QUIXOTE : EXTRACTS (Minkus).
Picture Format: NTSC 4:3 / Sound Format: Enhanced Mono / Region Code: 0 / Duration: 82 minutes / Recorded: Royal Opera House Covent Garden London Jul-1960 - Royal Opera House Covent Garden London 21-Oct-1956 - BBC Television Centre 26 & 30-Jul-1963 / Menu Language: English / Booklet Languages: English German French
Normally ships in 3-4 complete working days after order

Others who bought this title also bought:

  your basket

multi-buy discounts

image for Regis multi-buy Regis - Save 20% on any 2 or more titles
image for Naxos multi-buy Naxos - Save 15% discount on any 2 titles or 25% on any 3 or more
image for CPO multi-buy CPO - 25% discount on any 2 or more titles
image for selected Harmonia Mundi multi-buy selected Harmonia Mundi - 40% discount on any 2 titles or more
image for RCO Live multi-buy RCO Live - Save 30% on any 2 titles or more
image for Mirare multi-buy Mirare - Save 30% on any 2 or more titles
image for Pan Classics multi-buy Pan Classics - Save 30% on any 2 or more titles
image for Ondine multi-buy Ondine - Save 25% on any 2 or more titles
image for ICA Classics DVD multi-buy ICA Classics DVD - Save 30% on any 2 or more titles
image for Dynamic Opera multi-buy Dynamic Opera - 25% discount on any 2 or more titles
image for Warner Classics Budget Bonanza multi-buy Warner Classics Budget Bonanza - Save 15% discount on any 2 titles or 25% on any 3 or more
image for Brilliant Classics multi-buy Brilliant Classics - buy any 2 or more titles - 18% discount
image for Decca & DG Twofers multi-buy Decca & DG Twofers - buy any 2 or more of these double CDs - 40% discount

recomended titles

BBC music magazine logo Gramophone magazine logo International Record Review logo