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It was given sporadically thereafter, with its final seremade in Petipa’s production being given at the former Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in There is now a street sereande Padua which is named Via Riccardo Drigo in his honor. A revival of the complete work was then planned for the Imperial Ballet’s — season, in a staging by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

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The premiere on 6 June was the company’s first performance as the Maly Theatre’s official dance serenaade. The director of the Saint Peterbsurg Imperial Theatres, Ivan Vsevolozhsky then abolished the position of staff ballet composer in an effort to diversify the music supplied for drig works. Drigo’s score was highly praised by critics:. In Drigo accepted the post of kapellmeister to the Teatro Garibaldi in Sdrenade where he drjgo begun his career many years before.

Riccardo Drigo, Leopold Auer Publisher: List of ballets by George Balanchine. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Drigo astounds the listener with his ability to create a near limitless variety of beautiful dansante rhythms and melodies, all the while including rich, almost symphonic orchestration. For 17 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music without asking you anything in exchange.

Drigo was vacationing in his native Italy during the outbreak of World War I inwhich prevented him from returning to Russia for another two years. Since Drigo was well known as a composer, Vsevolozhsky employed him in the dual capacity of kapellmeister drivo Director of Music, a position which would require Drigo to fulfill all of the duties of the staff composer with regard to adapting and correcting scores at the behest of the Ballet Master.


To Drigo’s astonishment Tchaikovsky insisted that if he werenade the orchestra he would ruin his score, and so Drigo, still ill, consented to conduct the rehearsal.

In attendance for the performance was the Emperor and the Empress Maria Fyodorovnaboth of whom were fanatic balletomanes and maintained the Imperial Theatres lavishly. Petipa arranged challenging virtuoso choreography for the character Harlequin, a role that would go on to become one of the most coveted parts for the male dancer in Russia, with many of the Imperial Ballet’s principal male dancers distinguishing themselves in it.

Nevertheless, Drigo is rarely given credit when his revisions are performed. The score was written by the music critic Mikhail Ivanovwho provided what dtigo at that time considered to be a highly symphonic score for ballet.

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He spent the remainder of his life conducting and composing masses and various songs. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Drlgo and Privacy Policy. Sor – Six divertissements pour la guitare Opus 1. Drigo’s version of Tchaikovsky’s score has remained the definitive performance edition of Swan Lakeand is still used to one degree or another by ballet companies throughout the world.

Nevertheless, Drigo’s score was hailed as a masterwork of ballet music by contemporary critics. The work was produced for the Italian Serenadw Cornalbawho appealed to Petipa for additional, more dansante music for her solo numbers. Despite a sumptuous production with many inspired choreographic episodes, the ballet’s plot was something that critics and audiences alike found tedious.

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The Imperial Theatre’s official composer of ballet music, the Austrian Ludwig Minkusretired from his post in Soon after his arrival in Petrograd he was evicted from his home at the Grand Hotel, which was converted to offices for the newly established Soviet government. Retrieved from ” https: Sreenade was much impressed with Drigo’s conducting talent, which was drigoo without the aid of a score.


Although Ivanov’s choreography was not well-received, Drigo’s score was highly praised.

At the close of the gala, the renowned bass Feodor Chaliapin read an emotional farewell speech in both Italian and Russian. Variation pour Columbinewhich was written especially for the harpist Albert Zabel. Add Videos on this page Add a video related to this sheet music. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The second libretto was arranged for a ballet titled Les Saisons The Seasonsbeing a plot-less ballet divertissement that represented the four seasons through Petipa’s classical formula of danced tableaux.

This was Le Talisman The Talismana work which told the story of a Hindu Goddess who descends from heaven in order to test her heart against the temptations of earthly love.

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Drigo took up residence in the Saint Petersburg Grand Hotel inwhich was to remain his home for the next thirty years. In Drigo was finally repatriated to his native Italy. Pizzicato de Fleur-de-Lyscomposed for the ballerina Olga Preobrajenskaya, 1: Petipa began crafting scenarios for these ballets, serenwde on a variety of differing subjects.

In the end the response was favorable and the dedication was graciously accepted.