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Release Date: Monday 13 August 2007
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"Arnold's music was felt to be the perfect choice to go with Dumas' story, since it is known for often wearing its heart on its sleeve and yet apt to break into swashbuckling, thrilling passages." (AudAud.com)
"Arnold's music was felt to be the perfect choice to go with Dumas' story, since it is known for often wearing its heart on its sleeve and yet apt to break into swashbuckling, thrilling passages. There are lyrical love themes, wild dances and fanfareish music of celebration. The origins of all the selections are listed in the note booklet and the ballet orchestra is on its toes thruout, with good sonics to match. Also satisfying that many recent CDs, such as this one, make fullest use of the 80 minute capacity of CDs today." (AudAud.com)
En garde! Cardinal Richelieu is plotting against Queen Anne. Musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis, together with the spirited D'Artagnan have vowed to protect France at all costs. Meanwhile the young D'Artagnan is falling madly in love with the Queen's Lady in Waiting, Constance.
David Nixon's ballet, The Three Musketeers is a great combination of action packed sword fights, comedy, fun and some beautiful romantic duets between the Queen and her secret lover, the Duke of Buckingham and D'Artagnan and Constance.
Set to a sweeping score of music by the late British composer Sir Malcolm Arnold, Northern Ballet Theatre's swashbuckling production brings together stunning sets, amazing costumes, thrilling sword fights and traditional ballet in an evening that the whole family can enjoy.