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Charles Mathews

Charles Mathews: Female Variations Volume 1 CD

The entire Female Variations collection consists of 3 volumes, with 40 solos in each volume. Taken all together, that amounts to 120 separate variations taken from the classical ballet repertoire, including all of the solos performed in the Youth America Grand Prix, Prix de Lausanne, International Ballet Competition and other major ballet competitions.

These recordings are perfect for teaching variations to students, and for students or professionals wishing to rehearse a particular variation in private. The Female Variations collection makes an ideal resource for ballet schools, making the teaching and performing of solo variations easy and convenient - internal and external ballet competitions can be held safe in the knowledge that all of the requisite music has been found, at the right tempo, cleanly recorded and clearly marked. Every single track has had it's tempo set by a panel of ex-professional soloists from some of the world's top ballet companies, including the Royal Ballet, the English National Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet and Dresden Semperoper. This ensures that, as far as is possible, the music is at a good tempo for performance.

Recorded on a beautiful Steinway Model D grand piano, the recordings sound clear and professional, providing all the support a dancer needs when performing a challenging solo.

Carnival of the Animals: XIII. The Swan (The Dying Swan)
Cinderella, Op.87, Act I: No. 12. Spring Fairy
Cinderella, Op.87, Act I: No. 13. Summer Fairy
Cinderella, Op.87, Act I: No. 15. Autumn Fairy
Cinderella, Op.87, Act I: No. 16. Winter Fairy
Cinderella, Op.87, act II: No. 24. Dumpy’s Variation
Cinderella, Op.87, Act II: No. 25. Skinny’s Variation
Cinderella, Op.87, Act II: No. 32. Cinderella’s Dance
Coppélia, Act I: No. 1 Valse
Coppélia, Act I: No. 6 Thème slave varié – 3rd Variation
Coppélia, Act II: No. 16 Boléro
Coppélia, Act II: No. 17 Gigue
Coppélia, Act III: No. 20 Fête de la cloche. II. L’aurore
Coppélia, Act III: No. 20 Fête de la cloche. III. La prière
Coppélia, Act III: No. 20 Fête de la cloche. VIIb. Dance de fête
Diane and Actéon of “La Esmeralda”, Variation for “Diane”
Don Quixote, Act I: No. 21 Variation: Kitri
Don Quixote, Act II: No. 40 Dream Scene: Variation: Cupid
Don Quixote, Act II: No. 40 Dream Scene: Variation: Dulcinea
Don Quixote, Act II: No. 40 Dream Scene: Variation: Queen of the Dryads
Don Quixote, Act III: No. 47 Pas de Deux: Variation I (Friends of Kitri)
Don Quixote, Act III: No. 47 Pas de Deux: Variation: Kitri
Etudes – Ballerina Variation
Flower Festival in Genzano: Female Variation 1
Flower Festival in Genzano: Female Variation 2
Giselle, Act I: Pas Seul (Variation of Giselle)
Giselle, Act I: Peasant Pas de Deux: Female Variation 1
Giselle, Act I: Peasant Pas de Deux: Female Variation 2
Giselle, Act II: Grand Pas de Deux: Andante (Variation of Giselle)
Giselle, Act II: Myrtha and the Willis (Variation of Myrtha)
Graduation Ball: Girl with Pigtails
Graduation Ball: Romantic Girl
Grand Pas Classique: Female Variation
Grand Pas de Deux of “Flames of Paris” Act IV, Variation for “Jeanne”
Harlequinade: Pas de Deux: Female Variation
La Bayadère, Act II: No. 25 Allegro (Variation of Gamzatti)
La Bayadère, Act II: No. 27 Allegro (Death of Nikiya)
La Bayadère, Act III: No. 34 Allegro (1st Shade Variation)
La Bayadère, Act III: No. 35 Allegro Moderato (2nd Shade Variation)
La Bayadère, Act III: No. 36 Moderato (3rd Shade Variation)