Sleeping Beauty, the most ambitious of Tchaikovsky's three ballet scores, was premiered in 1890 with choreography by Marius Petipa. It opens with an evocation of opposing magical forces, the ferocious wicked fairy Carabosse and the benign Lilac Fairy, and the flowing Waltz and haunting Rose Adagio are just two of its many jewels. This recording by the London Symphony Orchestra under André Previn tells the magical story with finesse and symphonic splendour.
Composer: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping Beauty - Complete Recording
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: André Previn
Running Time: 155:85 mins