Ludwig Minkus


Ludwig Minkus
Composer
(1826-1917)
Czech composer and violinist Ludwig Minkus wrote several hugely popular ballet scores, many of which are still widely performed today, including Don Quixote and La Bayadère. He was born in Vienna. His first work in ballet was assisting Edouard Deldevez on Paquita in Paris, 1846. In the early 1850s Minkus travelled to Russia, where he would spend the rest of his life. In 1862 he became leader and conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra and in 1866 joined the newly created Moscow Conservatory as a violin professor. His first great success as a composer came with his score for Marius Petipa’s Don Quixote (1869) at the Bolshoi. In 1870 he was appointed official composer of ballet music to the Imperial Theatres in St Petersburg and went on to have a rich creative relationship with Petipa, with whom his ballets included La Bayadère (1877) and Roxana (1878). Minkus retired in 1886 but was to have a last triumph with Mlada, composed in 1879 but first performed in the 1896/7 season. Minkus was in many ways the archetypal composer of mid-19th-century ballet. 

Performances

2018. September 23.2018-09-23
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. September 30.2018-09-30
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. October 1.2018-10-01
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. October 7.2018-10-07
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. October 16.2018-10-16
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. October 19.2018-10-19
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. October 20.2018-10-20
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. November 9.2018-11-09
New York Tour - Don Quixote
2018. November 17.2018-11-17
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. November 18.2018-11-18
National Tour - Classical and modern
2018. November 24.2018-11-24
National Tour - Classical and modern
2019. February 19.2019-02-19
Turning Point - Klasszikus balettgála