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jhanner

09-11-01, 11:20 AM (GMT)
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"Onegin -background information"
 
   Can anyone suggest useful ways to find out more about the background (music,choreography etc) of Onegin? Someone did mention a recent film with Ralph Fiennes in that obviously gives you the story.

However, as I'm not able to get to any of the background talks at the ROH, has anyone any info/suggested resources to find out more about the dance/music? Am I right in thinking it was a 60s creation coming out of the sort of choreographical vein that made Macmillan create Manon and Mayerling??


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  RE: Onegin -background information Paul A 09-11-01 1
     RE: Onegin -background information jhanner 09-11-01 2
         RE: Onegin -background information Alymer 09-11-01 3
     RE: Onegin -background information David L 09-11-01 4
         RE: Onegin -background information Tomoko.A 09-11-01 6
  RE: Onegin -background information alison 09-11-01 5

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Paul A

09-11-01, 11:45 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Onegin -background information"
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   The biography by I think John Percival about Cranko is informative - I think it was recently republished. Dance Books may be the best source.

There was - maybe still is - a record of the music - only have this as an LP but I imagine the ROH programme will tell us how the score was stitched together.

The current issue of the Friends of Covent Garden magazine has a useful starter article, with photos of the AB production.


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jhanner

09-11-01, 01:39 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Onegin -background information"
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   I'll dig out the magazine from under the horde of junkmail at home then!


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Alymer

09-11-01, 06:57 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Onegin -background information"
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   Onegin was premiered in 1965 - long before Manon or Mayerling which came in 1974 and 1978 respectively. Cranko wasn't allowed to use music from the Tchaikovsky opera - the authorities at the Stuttgart operahouse disapproved, so instead there is a very effective score made up from other Tchaikovsky pieces including The Seasons and Francesca da Rimini. There is a wonderful translation of the original Pushkin poem by Charles Johnston. It's very easy to read and I'm sure it must still be available. I'd guess that would be the ideal background reading.


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David L

09-11-01, 08:17 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Onegin -background information"
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   Yes, at Dance Books we do have John Percival's biography of Cranko in stock.
Also the complete score on 2 CDs - the accompanying booklet gives all the musical sources.


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Tomoko.A

09-11-01, 10:12 PM (GMT)
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   I found John Percival(my favourite critic)'s biography of Cranko ( which I bought from Dance Books !!)very interesing and it definitely helps you understand his works. Tamara Rojo was reading this book last year and that's how I bought it myself.


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alison

09-11-01, 10:09 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Onegin -background information"
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   You could try reading the novel in translation (!) - although it's cut down enormously for the ballet/opera (the libretto's more or less the same for both). Some of the music you might recognise - the piece MacMillan used for the Farewell pdd from Winter Dreams crops up, I think, in the third act. I shall be interested to see how much more I recognise than I did ten years ago.


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