Swan Lake, Op. 20

While the composition of Swan Lake came in the period of 1875-1876, it incorporated music from an 1871 unpublished effort entitled The Lake of the Swans, the composer's first attempt at ballet. In addition, a second-act waltz was said to have been adapted from his 1869 opera Undine. Swan Lake was not a success initially, but shortly after the composer's 1893 death, it began to take hold. The work was then staged in the Riccardo Drigo version, which, with many excisions, additions, and reordering of numbers, became the standard performing ... more


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Recordings

RecordingSwan Lake Op.20 - Act I Intro
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RecordingSwan Lake Op.20 - Act II Pt.1
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RecordingSwan Lake Op.20 - Act II Concl
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RecordingSwan Lake Op.20 - Act III Pt.1
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RecordingSwan Lake Op.20 - Act III Concl, Allegro
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RecordingSwan Lake Op.20 - Act IV Intro
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Swan Lake, Op. 20
Swan Lake, Op. 20
Swan Lake, Op. 20
Swan Lake, Op. 20
Swan Lake, Op. 20
Swan Lake, Op. 20