Birthday Offering

Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Music title: The Seasons, Op.67 – L’Eté, La Givre, La Glace, La Grêle, La Neige; Concert Waltz No. 1, Op. 47; Scènes de ballet, Op. 52 – Marionettes and other extracts; Les Ruses d’amour, Op. 61 – Grand pas des fiancées and other extracts; Mazurka, Op. 25 No. 2 – orchestral version
Composer: Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov
Arranger: Robert Irving
Work definition: Pièce d'occasion in one scene
Notes: Specially created by Frederick Ashton to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Sadler's Wells Ballet.
World premiere: 5 May 1956, Sadler's Wells Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
ROH premiere: 5 May 1956, Sadler's Wells Ballet
ROH company premiere: 5 May 1956, Sadler's Wells Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
Birthday Offering (1956) Sadler's Wells Ballet (60 performances online)