Based on Anton Chekhov’s play, Three Sisters, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s one-act ballet is unequivocally a masterpiece, revealing as it does the intricate relationship of the characters trapped in the stultifying atmosphere of a Russian provincial town at the turn of the 20th century.
In this studio recording, Darcey Bussell dances the role of Masha, the sister married to a boring, worthy schoolteacher, danced by Anthony Dowell, and drawn into an adulterous affair with Colonel Vershinin, danced with passionate intensity and thrilling virtuosity by >Irek Mukhamedov.
FEATURING: Darcey Bussell Anthony Dowell Irek Mukhamedov
Piano Pieces composed by Peter TchaikovskyArranged and Played by Philip Gammon Traditional Russian music selected and arranged for guitar ensemble by Thomas Hartman Commentary by Lynn Redgrave
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