Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Rudolf Nureyev, Agnes Letestu, Jose Martinez

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Rudolf Nureyev, Agnes Letestu, Jose Martinez) (2006) [BluRay-rip]

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Rudolf Nureyev, Agnès Letestu, José Martinez) (2006) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 141 min | 12,9GB
Audio: PSM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits

Agnès Letestu, a feminine and warm Odette, and José Martinez, a convincing, pale, vulnerable prince Siegfried, are the stars of this deeply passionate, 'dream’ version of Swan Lake. Rudolf Nureyev’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical ballet, far from being a clichéd stereotype, is an exposé of astonishingly powerful and recognisable human emotions. Under the inspired and clear-cut musical direction of Vello Pähn, this production is one of the jewels of the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire. It brilliantly displays the meticulous precision, technical prowess and pure, unmannered style of the company’s unrivalled female corps de ballet.
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Agnes Letestu, Jose Martinez) (2008) [Blu-ray]

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Agnès Letestu, José Martinez) (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26997 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 142 min | 38,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 142 min | 12,9 Gb
Audio: PSM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, German, Spanish, Italian

Agnès Letestu, a feminine and warm Odette, and José Martinez, a convincing, pale, vulnerable prince Siegfried, are the stars of this deeply passionate, 'dream’ version of Swan Lake. Rudolf Nureyev’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical ballet, far from being a clichéd stereotype, is an exposé of astonishingly powerful and recognisable human emotions. Under the inspired and clear-cut musical direction of Vello Pähn, this production is one of the jewels of the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire.
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Paquita (Agnes Letestu-Jose Martinez, Paris Opera Ballet, 2003)
AVI | 730.9 MB | Audio: 44,1 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 1 ch, 192.00 kbps avg | Video: 720x576, 25 fps, DivX, 792.37 kbit/s |
Length: 1h 42m 47s

The melodies are tuneful and immediately forgettable, lots of accented beats, charm frothing from the orchestra pit like a bubble bath. The story is preposterous nonsense, but the final-act wedding festivities make for a happy ending with lots of anything-you-can-dance-I-can-dance-better splash and dash. Much of Marius Petipa’s trademark choreography is included, the fouettés ad infinitum, so the viewer is assured of a visual spectacle. The Paris Opera Ballet has not only rescued this work from near extinction, but has given it a first-class production.
Tchaikovsky - Swan lake (Natalia Osipova, Matthew Golding) (2015)

Tchaikovsky - Swan lake (Natalia Osipova, Matthew Golding) (2015)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.85 Gb (DVD9) | 133 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch

This magnificent Royal Ballet production of Swan Lake is an unforgettable experience. Anthony Dowell’s interpretation of Petipa and Ivanov’s 1895 St Petersburg version set a standard and style that made it a ‘yardstick for others’ (New York Times). Wonderful choreography for the entire company includes the coveted double role of the gentle and vulnerable swan queen Odette and her predatory alter ego, the black swan Odile. It is a challenge relished by principal ballerinas, and is danced here in a spellbinding performance by Natalia Osipova, partnered by Matthew Golding as a powerful and empathetic Prince Siegfried. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score shines, given the full force of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Boris Gruzin, and Yolanda Sonnabend’s detailed, Fabergé-inspired designs evoke the atmosphere of Imperial Russia in the era of the ballet's creation.
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Polina Semionova, Stanislav Jermakov) (2010) [Blu-ray]

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Polina Semionova, Stanislav Jermakov) (2010) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 18988 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 25,6 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2516 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 130 min | 7,04 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | BelAir

This 'Swan Lake' is a 'Swan Lake' for our times, capable of transporting the audience to another world. The magic in the story suddenly takes hold of the viewer. Ballet is not simply a way of telling the story. Rather than gestures asking to be deciphered, the choreographer created large-scale, visionary movements closer to an artistic language of symbols and plays on the whole spectrum of human emotions. It always maintains a relationship of creative tension with its surroundings, especially the music, the poetry of the set, the use of light and colour, the texture of the costumes. A key element of this artistic responsibility is to tell the story precisely but openly, without pinning it down, especially the ending an ending which is in a many-faceted sense a 'deliverance'. Does this mean that the lovers are saved? Is the spell's power broken? Are there other kinds of salvation and deliverance? Perhaps even by death and transfiguration? Ballerina Polina Semionova performs the mythic parts of Odette and Odile (white swan and black swan) with her great partner Stanislav Jermakov. The Zurich Opera House Orchestra is conducted by Russian musical director Vladimir Fedoseyev acclaimed in this repertoire.

Jarvi, Bergen - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)  

Posted by peotuvave at July 29, 2015
Jarvi, Bergen - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)

Jarvi, Bergen - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 598 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 364 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5124

This is the second instalment in our series devoted to Tchaikovsky’s three great ballets. The first recording, of The Sleeping Beauty, was praised upon its release, described by a reviewer in American Record Guide as ‘one of the finest I’ve heard’. Here Neeme Järvi and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra present the complete version of Swan Lake, with the pre-eminent James Ehnes lending his magic to the violin solos. This was Tchaikovsky’s first full-length ballet, but its premiere in 1877, staged at Moscow’s Bolshoy Theatre, was by no means a resounding success. According to most accounts, the choreography was inept, the shabby sets and costumes were borrowed from other productions, and the orchestral playing was poor. Most ballet companies today base their productions on the 1895 revival by the distinguished choreographer Marius Petipa. Although this revival has been seen as more ‘danceable’, one may argue that the overall cuts and reordering ultimately destroyed Tchaikovsky’s ground plan of drama and tonality. Here we present Tchaikovsky’s original Bolshoy score of twenty-nine numbers across four acts, along with two supplementary numbers which Tchaikovsky provided not long after the premiere.
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Matthew Bourne) (2012) [Full Blu-ray]

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Matthew Bourne) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 39345 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 119 min | 20,3 GB
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3933 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Label: KULTUR

Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation of SWAN LAKE turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. Now firmly crowned as a modern day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Matthew Bourne blends dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake [BluRay Untouched, 1080i] (2007)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake [BluRay Untouched]
Ulyana Lopatkina / Danila Korsuntsev / Mariinsky Ballet / Valery Gergiev
MPEG-4 AVC, 1080i, 1.78:1 | DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, LPCM 24-bit Stereo | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Decca, BBC # 074 3302 DH | Country/Year: UK 2007 | Size: 43 GB | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Ballet, Romantic, HiDef

There have been a number of very fine performances on CD and DVD of of this marvellous timeless work - arguably the greatest masterpiece in the history of classical ballet - but a really good Blu ray disc is surely the visual holy grail! In my view this is by far the best overall presentation of Swan Lake to date. The playing and sound are magical under Gergiev's assured hand and the dancing is superb. It largely uses the traditional Petipa / Ivanov choreography. None of the sexual mannerisms that made Nureyev's dancing and choreography so distinctive, and the casting, costumes and sets are wonderfully conceived. No video performances include all the music Tchaikovsky wrote but this performance at 129 minutes seems quite complete…
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Plisetskaya, Bogatirev; Grigorovich) 1976 [SAT]

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Plisetskaya, Bogatirev; Grigorovich) 1976 [SAT]
AVC, 720x576 (4:3), 5 mbps, 25 fps | MP2 192 kbps, 2 ch | 02:01:33 | 2.4 GB
Classical, Ballet | SAT TV->MKV

This 1976 performance stars the legendary Maya Plisetskaya, with Alexander Bogatirev as Basil. With the Bolshoi Ballet Company and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre conducted by Algis Zhuraitis. Production Design by Simon Virsaladze. This is the only available video record of Plisetskaya in a complete performance of the ballet, live from the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, after Petipa and Ivanov. Taped Live at the Kremlin Palace, to commemorate the 100th anniversay of Swan Lake at the Bolshoi.
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Abravanel - Utah Symphony ( Complete Ballet ) [ CD 1993]

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake ( Complete Ballet )
Maurice Abravanel - Utah Symphony Orchestra

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans | 105 Min. | 536 MB
Label : Vanguard Classics / Catalogue : OVC 5008/9 /
Ballet Suite / LP Released in 1967

Never has a ballet recording been so phenomenal and at the same time doesn't quite meet my criteria for selecting the definitive ballet recording–that is, the quality of the recording itself aside, GENERALLY, the music also has to be performed by the orchestra that premiered it and that the orchestra has had a long tradition of playing it. Such is the case with Abravanel's 60s recording of Swan Lake.
- By Gary -