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City Ballet The Podcast

43 EpisodesProduced by New York City BalletWebsite

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

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Episode 12.2: Balanchine's Early Life (Part 2)

The art of ballet doesn't exist in a vacuum, and in the second half of this two-part episode of Hear the Dance, Silas Farley and cultural scholar Elizabeth Kendall, author of the 2013 book Balanchine & the Lost Muse Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer, discuss how the aftershocks of the Russian Revolution affected Balanchine's development as a choreographer, and the events that lead up to his dramatic departure from Russia in 1924. (34:20)

Music
The Nutcracker by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
Romance in E-Flat Major, Op. 44 No. 1 by Anton Rubinstein
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op 35: Marche funebre - lento Frédéric Chopin

Reading List (Pt. 1 & Pt. 2)
Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer by Elizabeth Kendall

Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky: Interviews with George Balanchine by Solomon Volkov

Balanchine’s Complete Stories of the Great Ballets by George Balanchine and Francis Mason

Choura: The Memoirs of Alexandra Danilova By Alexandra Danilova

Split Seconds: A Remembrance by Tamara Geva

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