Minkus “Don Quixote” Pas de Deux and/or Asafiev “Flames of Paris”

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    rosalind-beck on #152154

    Would anyone who has played either of these care to comment on their degree of difficulty? Thanks!

    unknown-user on #152155

    Hi there.It´s deadly easy,there are an easy hp solo to Dulcinée on score

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #152156

    There are different orchestrations; I used to play in a ballet orchestra for six years, and I saw two, and I have heard another. There is one that has a difficult solo harp part, but another one gives most of the notes to the strings and the harp has an easy part. At the AHS Convention in San Francisco, Olga Ortenberg Rakitchenkov played the solo from the Don Quixote Pas de Deux absolutely brilliantly.

    rosalind-beck on #152157

    It finally dawned on me to look these up at Youtube. What an extraordinary resource on the Web this has become. Both works are there, performed by numerous ballet companies.

    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #152158

    I knew Olga’s uncle and aunt, and recently noticed she was once one of the rare harpists to win a gold prize at the Geneva musical competition.

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