Le diable à quatre (ballet)

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Frontispiece from a piano reduction of pieces taken from the Mazilier/Adam Le Diable à quatre, 1845. The frontispiece depicts, from left to right - Lucien Petipa, Jean Coralli, Carlotta Grisi, Maria Mazilier, and Joseph Mazilier.

Le Diable à quatre is a ballet in two acts and three scenes (or in three acts),[1] with choreography by Joseph Mazilier, music by Adolphe Adam, and libretto by Adolphe de Leuven, first presented by the Ballet of the Académie Royale de Musique on 11 August 1845, with Carlotta Grisi (as Mazourka) and Lucien Petipa (as Count Polinski).

Revivals[edit]

Variations from Adam's score for Le Diable à quatre were used for the male variation from the famous Paquita pas de trois (Minkus pas de trois) and the male variation from Flower Festival in Genzano pas de deux.

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Recording[edit]

  • Richard Bonynge conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in a recording of an 1850 edition of Adolphe Adam's score for Le Diable à quatre as staged in Beriln. The recording was released on the label Decca on both CD and LP.

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