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Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Peter Tchaikovsky
This Tchaikovsky score was intended to be the original pas de deux in Swan Lake, Act III. Since it was not published with the rest of the score, Petipa and Ivanov were not aware of its existence. They inserted music from Act I, which became the well-known Black Swan Pas De Deux. The Tchaikovsky Foundation of New York later discovered this lost pas de deux music in the Tchaikovsky Museum in Klin, Russia.
Ballet Premiere: March 29, 1960, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama
Kansas City Ballet Premiere: May 13, 1982, Lyric Theatre