Tarantella (ballet)

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This article is about Balanchine's 1964 ballet. For the southern Italian folk dance, see Tarantella. For other uses, see Tarantella (disambiguation).

Tarantella is a ballet made by New York City Ballet co-founder and balletmaster George Balanchine to Louis Moreau Gottschalk's Grande Tarantelle, Op. 67 (ca. 1858–64), reconstructed and orchestrated for piano and orchestra by Hershy Kay in July 1954.[1] The premiere took place January 7, 1964, at the City Center of Music and Drama, New York.


Main article: Tarantella casts



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  1. ^ Adrienne Scholtz, Patricia Prunty. "The Hershy Kay Papers". Yale University Library. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 

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