Alla Pavlova: Composer and Musicologist: Biography Outline

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Music sample from the ballet "Sulamith" and also from the ballet suite "Sulamith".

The Ritual Dance dedicated to the Sun-God Ra, concluding the feast at King Solomon's palace on the occasion of the arrival of the Assyrian envoys ( Act 1, scene 1). The dance is performed by Queen Astis, who is King Solomon's wife and daughter of the Pharaoh of Egypt, and the priestesses who serve the cult of Ra. At the end of the dance the sun is rising and the guests are overwhelmed by the magic of Astis.

Naxos, 8.557674; Moscow Philharmony Orchestra. Rossen Milanov, conductor.

The ballet suite "Sulamith" was premiered in May 2007 in Tokyo, Japan with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Tomomi Nishimoto, conductor.