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415. ROBERT SCHUMANN'S 'DAVIDSBÜNDLERTÄNZE'



Music: By Robert Schumann (Op. 6, 1837).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Scenery and costumes by Rouben Ter-Arutunian. Lighting by Ronald Bates.

Premiere: June 19, 1980, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater. On-stage pianist: Gordon Boelzner. (Preview: Annual New York City Ballet Gala Benefit, June 12.)

Cast: Karin von Aroldingen, Adam Lüders; Suzanne Farrell, Jacques d'Amboise; Heather Watts, Peter Martins; Kay Mazzo, Ib Andersen.

Note: Four couples perform the eighteen Dances of the League of David, choreographed to piano music Schumann wrote for Clara Wieck, who later became his wife. The original bylines expressing Schumann's multiple selves were expunged by him from later editions of the score; however, the dances appear to suggest facets of Schumann and Clara's personalities.

Film: 1996, Seahorse Films, Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse (excerpt).

DVD/Video: 1995, Nonesuch, The Balanchine Library [1981]; 2001, Winstar TV & Video, Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse (excerpt); 2004, Kultur, Balanchine (excerpt).

Archival Video: George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive (roles originated by Karin von Aroldingen and Adam Lüders), 2007.

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