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Diane de Poitiers

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 (1499–1566) French royal mistress during Henri II’s reign (1547–59), daughter of the comte de Saint-Vallier, himself a bibliophile. Her library remained with the Vendôme family ...

Jacques Ibert

Jacques Ibert  

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(b Paris, 1890; d Paris, 1962).Fr. composer. Dir., Fr. Acad., Rome, 1937–60 (excl. 1939–45), ass. dir. Paris Opéra and Opéra‐Comique 1955–6. Works, light and witty in style, incl.:operas:Persée et ...
Ibert, Jacques François Antoine

Ibert, Jacques François Antoine (1890)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Music
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314 words

...); Barbe‐bleue (radio, 1943 ). ballets: L' Éventail de Jeanne (with 9 other composers, 1927 ); Le Chevalier errant ( 1935 ); Les amours de Jupiter ( 1945 ); Circus ( 1952 ). orch: Ballade de la geôle de Reading ( 1920 ); Escales ( 1922 ); vc conc. ( 1926 ); Divertissement ( 1928 , adaptation from music for Lebiche's play Un Chapeau de paille d' Italie (The Italian Straw Hat); fl conc. ( 1933 ); Diane de Poitiers , 2 suites ( 1934 ); concertino da camera, alto sax ( 1935 ); Ouverture de fête ( 1940 ); Symphonie Concertante , ob, str ( 1949 );...

Ibert, Jacques

Ibert, Jacques (15 Aug. 1890)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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135 words

...Ibert, Jacques ( b Paris , 15 Aug. 1890 ; d Paris , 6 Feb. 1960 ) French composer who wrote several scores for dance including Nijinska 's Les Rencontres (Paris, 1925 ), R. Page 's Gold Standard (Chicago, 1934 ), Fokine 's Diane de Poitiers (Paris, 1934 ), Petit 's Les Amours de Jupiter (Paris, 1934 ), and Lifar 's Escales (Paris, 1948 ), and Le Chevalier errant (Paris, 1950 ). He also wrote the music for the ‘Circus’ number in Gene Kelly 's film Invitation to the Dance ( 1952 ). Various choreographers have set dances to...

Vilzak, Anatole

Vilzak, Anatole (29 Aug. 1896)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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376 words

...productions of Nijinska 's Les Noces de Psyché et de l'Amour , La Bien-aimée , Baiser de la fée , and Bolero (all 1928 ) and La Valse ( 1929 ), Jooss 's Persephone ( 1934 ), and Fokine 's Diane de Poitiers . He was then ballet master and principal dancer at the State Opera in Riga ( 1932–4 ) and in 1932 performed with Théâtre de la Danse Nijinska, creating roles in her Les Comédiens jaloux and Variations . In 1935 he joined the Ballets Russes de Paris and in 1936 René Blum's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, where he created the title role...

Rubinstein, Ida

Rubinstein, Ida (Oct. 1885)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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379 words

...in 1928 , Massine 's David (mus. Sauguet , 1928 ), Amphion (mus. Honegger , 1931 ), and Diane de Poitiers (libr. de Gramont, chor. Fokine, mus. Ibert , 1934 ). One of the few female ballet directors of her era, her commissioning record was impressive, including librettos by Valéry and Gide , and designs by Benois as well as original scores for most of her repertoire. She also possessed a fine stable of dancers including Vilzak and Schollar, Ashton, Lichine, and Krassovska. In 1935 she disbanded the company leaving several of her...

Rubinstein, Ida

Rubinstein, Ida (5 October 1883)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,556 words

...she mounted three new pieces: Perséphone , with choreography by Kurt Jooss and music by Stravinsky, and two Fokine ballets, Diane de Poitiers to music by Jacques Ibert and Semiramis to music by Honneger. Although 1934 was the last of Rubinstein's official seasons, she continued to commission new works for future productions. Darius Milhaud and Paul Claudel collaborated on a biblical story to be called Le Festin de la Sagesse , a work that Rubinstein never produced. Darius Milhaud and Paul Claudel began work on a version of the story of Joan of...

Fokine, Michel

Fokine, Michel (23 April)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
8,854 words

...restaging the Polovtsian Dances, Le Carnaval , a new version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Le Spectre de la Rose, Les Sylphides, Schéhérazade , and a new version of The Adventures of Harlequin . In Paris in 1935 he staged Psyché to music by César Franck and Mephisto Valse to Liszt for Olga Spessivtseva's Concert de Danse. That year he also created four ballets for Ida Rubinstein: Sémiramis to music by Arthur Honegger , Diane de Poitiers to Jacques Ibert , and Ravel's La Valse and Boléro . In residence at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in...

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