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Eugene Merrett

16-11-99, 01:29 PM (GMT)
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"some new ballet videos and CDs"
 
   The BRB Nutcracker Sweeties and RB Judas Tree with Leanne Benjamin has been released on video (the same video - bit of a contrast!).

Also the ABT at the Met, a performance filmed in the 80s has also been released. It includes Les Sylphides and Paquita

Also Lanchberry's 1982 recording of Sleeping Beauty has also been released on CD at bargain price of £9.99.

I would also like to draw your attention to the Australian Broadcasting Web site which has several ballet videos for sale include an Aussie La Fille Mal Gardee (set in a sheep sheering farm in the out back perhaps?) as well as Ferri's performnance of Giselle at La Scala with R. Bolle and a few others videos. Sadly there is no Manon.

Check out their site at www.abc.net.au. I have ordered from them and they are pretty good with their mail order services. All videos are in PAL format


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: some new ballet videos and CDs alison 17-11-99 1
  RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Ann Williams 17-11-99 2
     RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Caitlyn 19-11-99 4
  RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Catherine 18-11-99 3
     RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Eugene 19-11-99 5
  RE: some new ballet videos and CDs trogadmin 19-11-99 6
     RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Eugene 19-11-99 7
         RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Ann Williams 19-11-99 8
             RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Dale Brauner 20-11-99 9
                 RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Eugene 20-11-99 10
                     RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Dale 21-11-99 11
                         RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Kate R 21-11-99 12
                     RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Caitlyn 22-11-99 13
                         RE: some new ballet videos and CDs Caitlyn 22-11-99 14
                             Manon available to UK viewers! Eugene Merrett 22-11-99 15
                             RE: Aust. Ballet videos available to UK viewers, etc! Caitlyn 23-11-99 16
                             RE: Aust. Ballet videos available to UK viewers, etc! Ann Williams 23-11-99 17
                             RE: Aust. Ballet videos available to UK viewers, etc! David Leonard 23-11-99 18

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alison

17-11-99, 01:06 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   Delighted to see Judas Tree is out at last - I've been moaning about that for ages. I thought it was filmed very effectively in the studio performance (and, of course, it's some of the last footage of people who are no longer with the RB).


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Ann Williams

17-11-99, 08:10 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   Eugene

I can confirm that there is actually a video of AB's 'Manon'; I actually have a copy as Caitlyn Lehmannn lent it to me in return for my recording of 'Ballet Boyz'. It is excellent, with particularly strong performances from Steven Heathcote as des Grieux and Nigel Burley as Lescaut. I don't know why AB are not listing it on their website.


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Caitlyn

19-11-99, 01:28 AM (GMT)
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4. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   That's right, Eugene. Oddly, I couldn't find Manon via the ABC's website either. However, it's definitely available as are the following videos of the AB. I can easily post the AB's address, etc, if you want to order any of the tapes directly from the Company.

Spartacus
Manon
Coppelia
Giselle
The Merry Widow
Nutcracker (a new version, not the fairytale)
La Fille Mal Gardee
Nureyev's Don Quixote
The Sleeping Beauty
Window on the World of Classical Ballet
Australian Ballet Favourites


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Catherine

18-11-99, 12:01 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   Hello,

I join you from France. I want to say to you that Sleeping Beauty will be recorded during the end of the year with Aurélie Dupont the new étoile and Manuel Legris. It must pass also on tv on Arte, the 29th of december if it's allright.
I'm looking for private video could you inform me

Catherine


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Eugene

19-11-99, 10:42 AM (GMT)
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5. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   Caitlyn

I would be very grateful if you can tell me the address or even better the FAX number for the ABC shop.

I would love to get that Manon video!

Eugene


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trogadmin

19-11-99, 04:46 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   >The BRB Nutcracker Sweeties and RB Judas Tree
>with Leanne Benjamin has been released on video

It may be released but damn near impossible to
get hold of. I've had a copy on order with
Tower Records for a month now and there is no
sign of it. (Usually they take about 10 days to
get stuff through).


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Eugene

19-11-99, 06:23 PM (GMT)
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7. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   How strange! I bought my copy off the shelf from Tower Record in Picadilly!


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Ann Williams

19-11-99, 07:06 PM (GMT)
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8. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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But consider, Eugene,poor Trog probably lives in the provinces! Therefore he is neither as intelligent nor as sophisticated as us Londoners and it is entirely unreasonable of him to expect up-to-date videos to be on the shelves of his local Tower Records! Good Lord! Next he'll be expecting rocket and parmesan at his local Sainsburys...


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Dale Brauner

20-11-99, 03:08 AM (GMT)
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9. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   I went on the AB web site (thanx Eugene for the tip) and saw Manon listed. It was the first ballet listed. I was more intrigued by the Alessandra Ferri Giselle. Has anyone seen that?

2 questions -- on the Royal tape, is it only Judas and Nutcracker? And is it listed on a web site in Britain or does anyone know whether it will be available in the United States?

On the Paris Sleeping Beauty: same questions -- will it be available by mail and do you know the release date?

From these shores, although the ABT Le Corsaire has not been broadcast yet, I have seen if for sale on a few web sites.

Dale


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Eugene

20-11-99, 09:57 PM (GMT)
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10. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   AB web site? Please give us the address - I want that Manon!

Regarding Corsaire - I thought it was to broadcasted Dec 20th on PBS!.

I am very sure that SB will be available on video as practically every the POB has filmed has been released. It is more like to be released on these shores on PAL format but I am sure it will come to the US.


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Dale

21-11-99, 09:24 AM (GMT)
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11. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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I saw it on the web site you provided. I might have done a search on "ballet" and it came up:

www.abc.net.au

Yes, Le Corsaire is going to be shown in December but you can order the video now, although I'm sure it won't be shipped before it's broadcast.


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Kate R

21-11-99, 05:18 PM (GMT)
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12. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   I have both the AB Manon and the la Scala Giselle with Ferri.


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Caitlyn

22-11-99, 01:16 AM (GMT)
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13. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   Eugene, the AB's website is http://www.austballet.telstra.com.au

Give me a bit more time to chase up an address & Fax for the ABC Shop - for some strange reason the AB doesn't seem to sell the videos itself!


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Caitlyn

22-11-99, 01:35 AM (GMT)
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14. "RE: some new ballet videos and CDs"
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   Ah Ha! Found it! Eugene, the ABC's fax number is 1300 360 150. See their website for delivery times and costs. By the way, I just saw the list of pieces to be dropped from the televised Gala Opening. Just my luck! The work Nigel Burley was down for is among them. Honestly! Do the Brits have no respect for us Aussies!

Also re the query about the Ferri's Giselle - she's dancing it with the La Scala Ballet Company with Massimo Murru as Albrecht. He's not my favourite Albrecht I'd have to say. I think he's a bit too leggy. Anyway, the production was recorded around 1996 and Ferri is excellent in it.


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Eugene Merrett

22-11-99, 11:04 PM (GMT)
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15. "Manon available to UK viewers!"
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   Although Manon was not available on the internet it is availble if you call ABC up!

I called up the ABC shop on 0061 1 300 360 111. They do have Manon and a ABC version of Giselle in addition to the Ferri perfomance. They cost about 15 pounds each plus 7 pounds postage!

They said it will take about a week to get here. Service was friendly and excellent and there was absolutely no waiting!

I have dealt with them before by the internet and they are pretty good with delivery times.


However please note that there is a -10 hour time difference so you need to call very late in the evening if you are calling from the UK.

I should also like to point out that they have an excellent version of Coppelia with Lisa Pavane ang Greg Horseman. It is the only worthwhile recording available on video.


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Caitlyn

23-11-99, 06:02 AM (GMT)
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16. "RE: Aust. Ballet videos available to UK viewers, etc!"
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   I'm sure you'll enjoy the AB's Giselle, Eugene. It's got the late Kelvin Coe dancing the role of Albrecht and he's excellent. Christine Walsh as Giselle is OK, but not my favourite.

By the way is anyone familar with an '80s documentary series called 'Ballerina' narrated by Natalia Makarova? I've only seen two episodes of it ages ago, but I thought it was excellent.

Also, is there a good biography of Kenneth McMillan around?


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Ann Williams

23-11-99, 01:24 PM (GMT)
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   Caitlin

Yes, there is a biography of Kenneth MacMillan, though not a particularly good one. I can't remember exactly what it is called - 'Kenneth MacMillan and his Ballets' I think, and I think it's by David Dougill (I'm sure David Leonard will be able to confirm/correct this). I lent it to my neighbour some years ago and he can't find it now, but he's looking. I'll kep you posted.


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David Leonard

23-11-99, 04:45 PM (GMT)
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18. "RE: Aust. Ballet videos available to UK viewers, etc!"
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   LAST EDITED ON 23-Nov-99 AT 04:47 PM (GMT)

It's actually by Edward Thorpe, and it's rather disappointing: he was too close to his subject to give an objective view.

Jann Parry is working on a new one, to be published in 2001, and I imagine well worth waiting for.



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