09 July 2014


While it has never been my wish to micromanage the choreography (my aim being to compose music of a certain character to support a given moment or event in the general scenario which I've drawn from the novella), certainly I see the usefulness of adding to the score of White Nights specific references from Dostoevsky's text. These can not only serve as landmarks for the staging, but will help bring the score "to life" for any conductor considering the piece for concert performance.

How wonderful to be restored to a place where every task which contributes to the ultimate completion of the ballet is unalloyed pleasure.

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