"Prelude" from Les sylphides / Tamara Woshakiwsky ; choreography by Michael Fokine ; Music by Frederic Chopin op. 28, no. 7 ; [taught by Fred Danieli]. 1963.
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Composed originally for solo piano 1836, as one of 12 Êtudes in Op. 25.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Etude de F. Chopin op. 25, no. 7 for cello solo and orchestra / by Jules de Swert. [1931?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 49608220 Composer. From the description of Frédéric Chopin autograph letter to Julian Fontana, 1839 Oct. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 440301778 From the description of Frédéric Cho...
Mikhail Fokine, Russian dancer, choreographer, teacher, and ballet director, was born in St. Petersburg May 5, 1880. He was trained at the Imperial Theatre School, St. Petersburg where he graduated in 1898. He was a dancer and choreographer at the Maryinsky Theatre and teacher at the Imperial Theatre School. His choreography for the Maryinsky included The Dying Swan for Anna Pavlova and Le Pavillion d'Armide. From 1909-1912, Fokine was chief choreographer for Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev, p...