Lord Berners: The Triumph of Neptune (1926)

Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners (18 September 1883 – 19 April 1950), also known as Gerald Tyrwhitt, was a British composer of classical music, novelist, painter and aesthete. He is usually referred to as Lord Berners. WIKIPEDIA 

The Triumph of Neptune was written for Diaghilev’s Russian ballet to a harlequinade scenario by Sacheverell Sitwell. The choreography was by Balanchine, later director of the New York City Ballet. The cast included Danilova, Soklova, Lifar and Balanchine himself. There were waltzes, hornpipes, classical dances and spectacular scenes called ‘Cloudland’ or ‘The Frozen Forest’ (the latter known to the Lyceum stage hands as ‘Wigan by Night’). © Ronald Crighton 

The Triumph of Neptune (10 tableaux; composed for Sergei Diaghilev, scenario Sacheverell Sitwell, choreography George Balanchine; 3 December 1926, Lyceum Theatre, London) 

VIDEO: Lord Berners (Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson) (1883-1950): The Triumph of Neptune, balletto (1926) -- Clive Bayley, basso -- English Northern Philharmonia diretta da David Lloyd-Jones --

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