Ballet Music Recordings and Sheet Music

The word ballet defines both a type of performance dance, and a work including dance and music to be produced on stage. By extension, the word 'ballet' is used to describe the music for such a production. Though ballet music is mainly intended for accompaniment of a stage production, the music itself may become so famous that sometimes composer will rework and re-publish ballet music in the form of concert suites. Ballet is said to have begun during the Italian Renaissance, and progressed in consonance with the artistic movements that emerged throughout the centuries. Some of the most popular ballets include The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, The Swan Lake Romeo and Juliet, Cinderalla, Don Quixote, and La Bayedere. Some notable names in ballet music include Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Ludwing Minkus.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
3 Ballets en sol Pierre Beauchamp Orchestra Baroque
4 Airs de Ballet Riccardo Drigo Orchestra Romantic
4 Balets de village en trio, Op.52 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Chamber group Baroque
9 Componimenti in Forme di Danza Giovanni Battista Vitali Chamber group Baroque
12 Balletti à tre, Op.3 Tomaso Albinoni Chamber group Baroque
A Folk Tale Niels Gade Orchestra Romantic
Aeneas, Op.54 Albert Roussel Voice(s) and Orchestra Early 20th Century
Alba Novella Fabritio Caroso Lute Renaissance
Alceste Joseph Weigl Orchestra Classical
Alcina Joseph Weigl Orchestra Classical
Amazonas, W118, 119 Heitor Villa-Lobos Orchestra Early 20th Century
Apollon Berger Cesare Bossi Orchestra Classical
Arlekinada Riccardo Drigo Orchestra Romantic
Auf Schloss Bellevue Max Zenger Orchestra Romantic
Aurore Eugène Dédé Orchestra Romantic
Bacchus Victor Alphonse Duvernoy Orchestra Romantic
Bacchus and Ariadne Cesare Bossi Orchestra Classical
Bacchus et Ariane, Op.43 Albert Roussel Orchestra 20th Century
Ballet Jean-Baptiste Besard Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Ballet de Jean Despoter Claude Desmatins Orchestra Baroque