Don Quixote – Minkus – Coda (Act 3)

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Coda from Don Quixote, Act 3

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ABOUT THE BALLET

First choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in 1869, the Don Quixote ballet has been a staple of classical dance companies all over the world. The ballet tells the story of the chivalrous and deluded Don Quixote, who sets out on a series of adventures with his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, in search of adventure and the love of his life, Dulcinea. Along the way, they encounter a host of colourful characters, including the lovely Kitri, who is pursued by the wealthy but boorish Basilio.

The Don Quixote ballet is known for its lively and virtuosic choreography, which showcases the athleticism and technical prowess of the dancers. The ballet is set to the music of Ludwig Minkus, and includes a variety of lively and energetic dance numbers, including the iconic “Grand Pas de Deux” which is performed by the lead couple, Don Quixote and Kitri.

ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Ludwig Minkus was a Austrian-Russian composer of ballet music, known for his work in the 19th century. He was born in Vienna, Austria in 1826 and began his career as a violinist and conductor in the Vienna Court Opera Orchestra. In 1853, he moved to Russia, where he worked as a composer for the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

Minkus is considered to be one of the most important and prolific composers of ballet music in the 19th century. He composed music for over 60 ballets, many of which were choreographed by the famous ballet master, Marius Petipa. Some of his most famous works include “La Bayadère” (1877) and “Don Quixote” (1869).

Minkus died in Vienna in 1917.

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