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Monotones Nos. 1 and 2

Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Composer: Erik Alfred Leslie Satie
Music title: Trois gymnopédies (1888); Prélude d'Eginhard (1893); Trois gnossiennes (1890)
Orchestrator: Achille-Claude Debussy
Music title: Trois gymnopédies (1888)
Orchestrator: Roland-Manuel
Music title: Trois gymnopédies (1888)
Orchestrator: John Lanchbery
Music title: Prélude d'Eginhard (1893); Trois gnossiennes (1890)
Work definition: Ballet in one act
Notes: When the original 'Monotones' pas de trois (1965) was taken into the repertoire of The Royal Ballet, Ashton created another pas de trois to be performed before the original, creating a longer work. Since then, when the original 1965 work is performed on its own, it is often called 'Monotones II' or 'Monotones No. 2'. (The pas de trois added in 1966 has not been performed on its own.)
World premiere: 25 April 1966, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
ROH premiere: 25 April 1966, The Royal Ballet
ROH company premiere: 25 April 1966, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Related work: Monotones
Productions
Monotones Nos. 1 and 2 (1966) The Royal Ballet (32 performances online)