Ballet in one act with choreography by Balanchine, music by Hindemith, and costumes by Ben Benson. Premiered 26 Jan. 1978 by New York City Ballet at the State Theater, New York, with von Aroldingen, C. Neary, Luders, and Lavery. A setting of Hindemith's Op. 36, No. 1 for piano and twelve solo instruments that evokes the emotional and erotic undercurrents between its two principal couples and a chorus of eight men.