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Often enough, the failings are an offense to Ms. Plisetskaya.
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake / Ananiashvili, Fadeyechev, Russian State Perm Ballet It was filmed in Japan and the orchestra was also Japanese, but they were GOOD.
I bought this DVD a few days ago because I had never seen Maya Plisetskaya dance and I'd read so much about her I just had to see what she was all about.
The magnificently gifted Fadeyechev had the deserved distinction of dancing as Siegfried with two of the most acclaimed Odette/Odiles of the century, one of them among the most... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Glen St.J. Barclay
Again, Maya Plisetskaya sets her own standards for ultimate performances in Swan Lake. The use of her arms and hands is magical.Published 14 months ago by Dave H
Audio: More than 20 years behind its time in quality. Distant, unclear, unbalanced and the bassoon got preferential treatment. Very strange. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Frequent Buyer
Plisetskaya's dancing is so expressive - she can say more with a flick of a wrist or a slight turn of her head than most dancers do in the entire performance, and so beautiful,... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Tatyana Podgursky
To me, this is the gold standard of Swan Lake(s) - ultimate Swan, all Swan, Swan to die for. Makarova, Murphy, Osipova, Somova - they pale beside this masterpiece. Read morePublished on October 10, 2011 by Gordon Ackerman
I would have to agree with many of the previous reviews, that the quality of the photography and sometimes the sound isn't all that great, and that the lighting is not adequate to... Read morePublished on June 14, 2011 by Lesley M. Schultz
Despite poor lighting, marginal sound, a lack of sets and mind numbing assaults on the choreography of Petipa and Ivanov by Yuri Grigorovich, Maya triumphs. Read morePublished on June 22, 2010 by Thomas E. Ascher
The VAI will be presenting a historical version of the ballet Swan Lake. Music by Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Marius Petipa (First and Third Act) and Lev Ivanov (Second and... Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by Ali Hassan AYACHE