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Within the Quota (Ballet Suite) - 2 Pianos 4 Hands

Catalog: 00226304

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Cole Porter's only attempt at a serious composition came with the ballet score Within the Quota, when Darius Milhaud suggested Porter as a composer to pair with his La Création du monde. Both pieces were rapturously received by the Parisian press at the October 1923 premiere at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Cole Porter later believed the score to be lost. In 1970 the score was discovered at Yale, from which William Bolcom and Richard Rodney Bennett created this two-piano version. The ballet is about an immigrant to New York who encounters a seductive heiress, a tap-dancer, a flapper, a cowboy, and a movie star beauty.

Table of Contents:
  • 1. Opening
  • 2. The Immigrant's Waltz
  • 3. The Heiress
  • 4. The Colored Gentleman
  • 5. The Prohibition Officer
  • 6. The Jazz Baby
  • 7. The Cowboy
  • 8. The Sweetheart of the World
  • 9. Finale

Sample Pages
Publisher: Marks Music
Composer/Author: Porter, Cole
Arranger/Editor: Bolcom/Bennett
Catalog Number: 00226304
Pages: 40