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How Balanchine And Stravinsky Are Like Gin And Tonic
They're both classic combinations that not everyone likes. "Some Balanchine ballets strike newcomers as being cold - without sets, costumes or stories, it's hard to know what to focus on. And Stravinsky's music can be complicated - the tempos change quickly and melodies can be sparse. But when the two are combined, the result is intricately complicated yet crisply spare. They fit together in a clean fusion, like a gin and tonic. If it doesn't take the first time, it pays to keep on drinking."
The Wall Street Journal 09/10/12
Posted September 11, 2012 12:39 AM
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