Ballet music

Music may be composed specially for a ballet. Distinguishing feature of the ballet music: it is the orientation on the emotional character and motility of dance movement, connection between scene activity.

But a choreographer usually chooses music that has been already composed and recorded. Music also can give the choreographer idea of the future ballet. When choreographers select music, they think about what the music may say. They can work with a dramatist, who write the story of ballet, or work alone.
Ballet movements which are found by the ballet master not always follow the music's rhythms exactly. These movements must correspond to the music's general character. One of the first ones, who put ballets not designed for the music on the scene, was Alexander Gorsky.

Alexander Gorsky, russian balletmaster, artist and teacher (1871-1924)

Alexander Gorsky, balletmaster, artist and teacher. Stamp - www.stamprussia.com