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).
|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)|