Kristjan Järvi’s Ugly Sleeping Beauty

Admittedly, the complete version of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty ballet, despite its glorious beauty, is a tough sell beyond aficionados. Tchaikovsky himself never imagined anyone would be listening to the entire work outside of the ballet theater, hence he crafted the five-movement suite, thanks to which Sleeping Beauty owes its popularity. Tchaikovsky had a high opinion … Continue reading Kristjan Järvi’s Ugly Sleeping Beauty