Grandchildren and Grandparents Series No. 2
HUNGARIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
MARCH 23, 2019
SATURDAY 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM
TALES IN MUSIC 2.
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty – ballet music
After the performance of the Nutcracker last year, which was a great success, the Dénes-Worowsky – Seidl duo (conductor – narrator) will entertain our audiences this year with another ballet by Tchaikovsky. The Sleeping Beauty is one of the oldest core tales in the literature, the versions of which appearing among the tales of a few European nations. The version best known today was written by the Grimm brothers in 1812 using the collection of tales by the French Charles Perrault, the Tales of Mother Goose published in 1697. The ballet by Tchaikovsky tells the story in the language of motion without words, while the audience may take great pleasure in the beauty of motion and the art of dancing.
In the case of great composers like Tchaikovsky, the role of music is much more than just being something to dance to. It expresses on its own the personality of the figures and their feelings like fear, sadness and joy. We are going to present interesting and beautiful pieces of the ballet in this concert.