Although Bach, Mozart and Beethoven wrote some extraordinarily inspiring and danceable melodies, their music is heard more often in the concert hall than the ballet studio. Well-loved themes from symphonies, sonatas, concertos and operas often have irregular phrase lengths or complex structures which make them difficult to use in class.

Reimagined for Ballet takes popular tunes by these (and other) great composers and remodels them with regular phrasing and appropriate accompaniment for ballet exercises.

The video below contains samples of 17 tracks from the Classical Series being used in class by Georgia Ware (The Royal Ballet School) and Barry Drummond (English National Ballet).

Video Content

0m 26s Pliés Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
1m 12s Battements tendus Bach – Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, 1st movt.
1m 32s Battements glissés Greig – ‘Morning’ from ‘Peer Gynt’ Suite no. 1
1m 58s Battements jetés Mozart – Overture from ‘The Magic Flute’
2m 22s Ronds de jambe à terre Paganini – Caprice no. 24
2m 58s Grands battements Beethoven – Symphony no. 5, 1st movt.
3m 33s Adage Dvořák - 'Largo' from 'New World Symphony'
4m 10s Port de bras Franck – Panis Angelicus
4m 57s Tendus with pirouettes Beethoven – Sympony no. 9, 5th movt.
5m 33s Pirouettes Schumann – Piano Concerto no.1, 1st movt.
6m 18s Turns C.P.E. Bach - Solfeggietto
6m 41s Adage Beethoven - Für Elise
7m 03s Petit allegro Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
7m 20s Medium allegro Mozart – ‘Queen of the Night’ from ‘The Magic Flute’
7m 44s Batterie Mozart – Symphony no. 40, 1st movt. (Brazilian version)
8m 07s Grand allegro Bach - Zion hört die Wächter singen
8m 28s Grand allegro Mozart – Symphony no. 40, 1st movt. (Galop version)

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