Pergolesi

Pergolesi
World premiere date
Premiere location place
London, United Kingdom
Dance sections

I: Allegro
II: Adagio
III: Vivace
IV: Andante
V: Maestoso
VI: Allegro

Runtime
00:13:00
Other program information

Keyboard: Michael Boriskin 
Violin: Diane Durraffourg 
Violin: Christina Sunnerstam 
Viola: David J. Bursack 
Cello: Dorothy Lawson

Pergolesi is a distillation of the second act from Cutting Up. Originally a duet for Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov, the solo version shows off his subtle charm and easy virtuosity. The choreography references a number of roles from Baryshnikov’s classical repertory, including Le Corsaire, L’après-midi d'un faune, Le Spectre de la Rose and Swan Lake. These allusions are punctuated with Tharp’s signature style of quick footwork and dynamic shifts in weight and direction. 

  • Pergolesi
    Baryshnikov in performance. © Kevin Fitzsimmons
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    Baryshnikov in performance. © Jaques Moatti
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    Baryshnikov in performance. © Kevin Fitzsimons
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    Baryshnikov in performance. © Jaques Moatti
Video Description

Baryshnikov in Pergolesi as performed in Cutting Up.

Full music program

Selected movements by, or attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Arranged by Edward Smaldone

1. Allegro (2nd Movement of Concertino No. 1 in G Major)
2. Adagio (1st Movement of Concertino No. 5 in F Minor)
3. Vivace (3rd Movement of Concertino No. 3 in A Major)
4. Andante (2nd Movement of Sinfonia in F Major)
5. Maestoso (1st Movement of Sinfonia in F Major)
6. Allegro (1st Movement of Adriano in Siria)

Music details
Music track
webmusic-pergolesi.mp3
Audio sample

Allegro (1st Movement of Adriano in Siria)
Composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

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