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19th-Century Music (2017) 41 (1): 75–92.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Rachana Vajjhala Pierre Boulez, in his characteristic oracular fashion, once declared the ballet Jeux to be “a sort of Afternoon of a Faune in sports clothes.” In this article, I contend that his pithy observation—characterizing the difference between Faune and Jeux in sartorial terms—has diverted...
19th-Century Music (2010) 33 (3): 195–231.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Paris Opééra was based as much on ballet-pantomime as on opera, and until 1830 both genres would share the stage in a single evening. Although the aesthetic impulses behind grand opééra made programming new opera and ballet henceforth impossible, the state required the Opééra to maintain the balance...
19th-Century Music (2009) 33 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Inge Van Rij Relatively early in the composition of Les Troyens Berlioz declared his intention to include a " pas d'alméées with the music and dancing exactly like the Bayadèères' ballet which I saw here sixteen or seventeen years ago." Despite Berlioz's claim that he had "gone into it" and "there...