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Royal Albert Hall
|Prom 52: Gergiev and the LSO play Prokofiev's Cinderella|
|Concert performances of ballets are a rare event at the BBC Proms and Wednesday night gave us the Proms première of what is a very popular ballet score on the stage. Prokofiev’s ballet, Cinderella, follows the traditional story of the downtrodden heroine, unlike the two operas which take this tale as their basis, and the music overflows with the magic of this beloved children’s story. Prokofiev started work on the ballet in 1940, but work on it had to be postponed because of Hitler’s declaration of war on the Soviet Union in June 1941.|
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