Charles Mathews

Charles Mathews: Female Variations Volume 2 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.

La Esmeralda: Grand Pas de Deux: Variation No. II (Tambourine Variation)
La Fille mal Gardée, Act II: Variation of Lise (Herold)
La Fille mal Gardée, Act II: Variation of Lise (Hertel)
La Sylphide, Act I: Female Variation (Schneitzhoeffer)
La Sylphide, Act II: Female Variation (Løvenskiold)
La Sylphide, Act II: Female Variation (Schneitzhoeffer)
Laurencia: Laurencia’s Variation
Laurencia: Pascula’s Variation
Le Corsaire, Act I: No. 9 Pas de Trois des Odalisques: Variation: 1st Odalisque
Le Corsaire, Act I: No. 10 Pas de Trois des Odalisques: Variation: 2nd Odalisque
Le Corsaire, Act I: No. 11 Pas de Trois des Odalisques: Variation: 3rd Odalisque
Le Corsaire, Act I: No. 17 Pas d’esclave: Variation: Gulnare
Le Corsaire, Act I: No. 21. Variation of Medora
Le Corsaire, Act III: No. 6 Le Jardin Anime: Gulnare
Le Corsaire, Act III: No. 7 Le Jardin Anime: Medora
Les Sylphides: Prelude in A Major Op.28 No. 7
Les Sylphides: Valse in G Flat Major Op.70, No. 1
Manon, Act II: No.27 Variation of Manon
Napoli: Female Variation I
Napoli: Female Variation II
Napoli: Female Variation III
Napoli: Female Variation IV
Paquita: Pas de Trois: Variation I: Moderato
Paquita: Pas de Trois: Variation II: Moderato
Paquita: Variation I
Paquita: Variation II
Paquita: Variation IV
Paquita: Variation IX
Paquita: Variation V
Paquita: Variation VI
Paquita: Variation VIII
Paquita: Variation X
Paquita: Variation XI
Paquita: Variation XII
Paquita: Variation XIII
Paquita: Variation XIV
Pas de Quatre: Variation of Cerito
Pas de Quatre: Variation of Grahn
Pas de Quatre: Variation of Grisi
Pas de Quatre: Variation of Taglioni