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Ballet in one act with choreography by Massine, music by Beethoven, and design by Bérard. Premiered 5 May 1938 by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, with Markova, Theilade, Franklin, and Youskevitch. It is set to Beethoven's 7th Symphony and was one of Massine's most influential symphonic ballets. Though essentially plotless, its underlying theme is the creation and destruction of the Earth and its four movements are entitled: ‘The Creation’, ‘The Earth’, ‘The Sky’, and ‘Bacchanale’. Isadora Duncan also created a work to this score in New York, 1908.

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