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City Ballet The Podcast

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Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast, an exploration of New York City Ballet where we'll journey through our history, delve into our new and existing repertory, and reveal insider tidbits.Each season of City Ballet The Podcast features episodes that span three topics: New Combinations hosted by Associ… read more


Episode 3: Hear the Dance: Opus 19/The Dreamer

Silas Farley sits down with Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley, Ballet Master Jean-Pierre Frohlich, NYCB Concertmaster Kurt Nikkanen, and former NYCB dancer and Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal to discuss Jerome Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer on his series Hear the Dance. In this informative episode, the five talk about the otherworldly ballet, Robbins’ choreographic process, and Prokofiev’s ambitious score. (58:11)

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major (1931) by Igor Stravinsky
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major (1917) by Sergei Prokofiev

All music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra

Listen to a recording of Joseph Szigeti's performance of Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major (1917) by Sergei Prokofiev

Reference Books for Hear the Dance: Opus 19/The Dreamer
Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins by Amanda Vaill
Jerome Robbins: That Broadway Man, That Ballet Man by Christine Conrad
Sergei Prokofiev: A Biography by Harlow Robinson
Reading Dance Edited and with an Introduction by Robert Gottlieb

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