THE CATS - SWAN LAKE -7 inch - 1968
Este single de 1968, entrou na coletânea "Under the influence" compilada por Morrissey. Coisa fina! Como uma humanidade que constrói bombas, é capaz de produzir algo tão sublime?
From '' Swan Lake / Swing Low ''
Label: (1) Green Light -- GLS 413, (2) BAF Records Ltd -- BAF 1
Format: Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM
Country: (1) Netherlands, (2) UK
A Swan Lake
B Swing Low
Licensed From -- Sonet
Arranged By -- Tyrone Patterson
(The Cats - England)
Swan Lake (Russian: Лебединое озеро, Lebedinoye ozero) is a ballet, op. 20, by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, composed 1875--1876.
The scenario, initially in four acts, was fashioned from Russian folk tales.
It tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse.
The choreographer of the original production was Julius Reisinger.
The ballet received its premiere on February 20 [O.S. March 4] 1877, at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as The Lake of the Swans.
it is presented in many different versions, most ballet companies base
their stagings both choreographically and musically on the 1895 revival
of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, first staged for the Imperial Ballet on
January 15, 1895, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
For this revival, Tchaikovsky's score was revised by the St. Petersburg
Imperial Theatre's chief conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo.
Tchaikovsky's excitement with Swan Lake is evident based on the quick speed with which he composed.
in the spring of 1875, the piece was created within one full year,
however from Tchaikovsky's letters to Sergei Taneyev from August 1875,
it was not only his excitement which compelled Tchaikovsky to create it
so rapidly, but his wish to finish it as soon as possible, so as to
allow him to start on an opera. Respectively, he created scores of the
first three numbers of the ballet, then the orchestration in the fall
and winter, and was still struggling with the instrumentation in the
By April 1876, the work was fully completed. Judging upon
Tchaikovsky's mention of a draft, the presence of some sort of abstract
would be plausible. However, no such draft has ever been seen.
wrote various letters to friends expressing his longstanding desire to
work with this type of music, and his excitement concerning his current
stimulating, albeit laborious task.
Swan Lake is scored for the typical late 19th-century large orchestra:
Strings: violins I and II; violas, violoncellos; double basses
Woodwinds: piccolo; 2 flutes; 2 oboes; 2 clarinets in B♭, A and C; 2 bassoons
Brass: 4 horns in F; 2 cornets in A and B♭; 2 trumpets in F, D, and E; 3 trombones (2 tenor, 1 bass); tuba
Percussion: timpani; snare drum; cymbals; bass drum; triangle; tambourine; castanets; tam-tam; glockenspiel
1990 LucasArts adventure game Loom used a major portion of the Swan
Lake suite for its audio track, as well as incorporating a major swan
theme into the storyline. It otherwise bore no resemblance to the
In Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The
Rockettes do a short homage to Swan Lake during the performance of the
Twelve Days of Christmas (Rock and Dance Version), with the line "Seven
Billy Elliot the Musical incorporates the most
famous section of Swan Lake in a dance number, in which the main
character dances while shadowed by his future, adult self.
The 2002 anime Princess Tutu (2002) frequently alludes to Swan Lake.
the second season of the anime Kaleido Star, a circus adaptation of
Swan Lake becomes one of the Kaleido Stage's most important and
In the Japanese tokusatsu show Kamen Rider Den-O,
the main protagonist has the ability to take different forms, based on
the "imagin" that possess him. One of the imagin, known as Sieg, is
analogous to the legend of Swan Lake.
In Episode 213 of The Muppet Show, Rudolf Nureyev performs "Swine Lake" with a giant ballerina pig.
Swan Lake was heard in two episodes of the Playhouse Disney series Little Einsteins.
1954, Antal Doráti (conductor), Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (first complete recording, available only in mono)
1975 (approx.), Andre Previn (conductor), London Symphony Orchestra
1982, John Lanchbery (conductor), Philharmonia Orchestra
1988, Yevgeny Svetlanov (conductor), Russian State Symphony Orchestra
1990, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), London Symphony Orchestra
1992, Charles Dutoit (conductor), Montreal Symphony Orchestra
2006, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre