Les Saisons

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(orig. Russ. title Vremena goda)

Ballet in one act, with choreography by Petipa, music by Glazunov, and design by P. Lambin and I. Ponomariov. Premiered 20 Feb. 1900 at St Petersburg's Hermitage Theatre, with Pavlova, Preobrajenska, Kshessinska, and Legat. It is essentially a grand divertissement, which depicts each of the four seasons and concludes with an apotheosis of the stars. Later versions include Legat (1907), A. Varlamov (Bolshoi Ballet, 1959), and Cranko (Stuttgart, 1962). Pavlova's company often danced the Bacchanale section and Ashton used part of the music for his Birthday Offering (1956). See also Four Seasons, The.

Subjects: Dance.

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