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Ballet in one act with choreography and set by Ashton, music by Rachmaninoff, and costumes by William Chappell. Premiered 4 Aug. 1980 by the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, London, with Baryshnikov and Collier. This setting of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra was choreographed as a showcase for the virtuosity of its principal dancers and was dedicated to the Queen Mother. It was revived by the Royal in 1995 with new designs by Patrick Caulfield. Earlier ballets to the same score include Fokine's for de Basil's Ballets Russes, London (1939), and Lavrovsky's for the Bolshoi Ballet (1960).

Subjects: Dance.

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