Top ballet pieces

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978 : Armenia) Conductor: Neeme Jarvi Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra Record label: Chandos Catalogue ID: CHAN 8927

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847 : Germany) Conductor: Christian Thielemann Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4745022

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764 : France) Conductor: Christophe Rousset Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques Record label: DECCA Catalogue ID: 4762596

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893 : Russia) Conductor: Valery Gergiev Ensemble: Kirov Orchestra Record label: Philips Catalogue ID: 4700322

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893 : Russia) Conductor: Vasily Petrenko Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Avie Catalogue ID: AV 2139

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893 : Russia) Conductor: Valery Gergiev Ensemble: Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, St.Petersburg Record label: DECCA Catalogue ID: 4757669

Sergei Prokofiev Conductor: Valery Gergiev Ensemble: Kirov Orchestra Record label: Philips Catalogue ID: 464 726-2

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