Apr 17, 2023
For the latest See the Music episode, host and Associate Music Director Andrews Sill do-si-dos with George Balanchine’s Square Dance. Sills demonstrates with recordings of traditional square dance calls and excerpts from the Vivaldi and Corelli score the ways in which the fiddlers of the former connect with the solo violins of the latter, and how this 1957 ballet contributed to the choreographer’s efforts to build a trusting American audience for the classical art form. (15:14)
Edited by Emilie Silvestri
Symphony in Three Movements (1945) by Igor Stravinsky.
Square Dance (1969) by Al Brundage
Concerto Grosso in B Minor, op. 3, no. 10; Concerto Grosso in E Major, op. 3, no. 12 [first movement] by Antonio Vivaldi.
Badinerie and Giga from Sarabanda, Badinerie, and Giga by Arcangelo Corelli.
Performed by New York City Ballet Orchestra.
Sarabanda, Giga e Badinerie (Suite for String Orchestra) by Ettore Pinelli (after Corelli). Performed by Zagrebački Solisti.
Concerto in B minor, RV 580 by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by I Solisti Italiani.