In this concert, they start by Bolero, and then there is a music piece beautiful but i have never heard it

Minute 16:35

Could you help identify it please


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The amount of interesting stuff from Russia on the Internet is large enough that it pays learning the cyrillic alphabet.

M. de Falya Ritualniij tanets ognya iz baleta "Lyubov-Volshebnitsa"

So the title would seem to be some "Ritual" from the named ballet by Falya.

Googling finds "Manuel de Falla" and with regard to ballets and rituals I find in his Wikipedia entry "The ballet El amor brujo ("The Bewitched Love", 1915) which includes the much excerpted and arranged Ritual Fire Dance ("Danza Ritual Del Fuego")".

"Danza" seems to be related to "tanets" so that is my best bet from just milking the cyrillic alphabet.

  • Here's another orchestra performing the same piece; the video is labelled as the "Ritual Fire Dance" by de Falla, as you suspected.
    – Michael Seifert
    Commented Sep 18, 2016 at 13:49
  • It is the ritual fire dance by De Falla
    – Neil Meyer
    Commented Sep 18, 2016 at 15:58
  • Yup, and there's also a piano version from Falla himself. I rather prefer the piano version and played a lot faster than on the video in the original question. This performance youtube.com/watch?v=EmZC2WjU-Fw is quite to my taste. Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 22:33
  • To contribute to your analysis of the Russian: ognya might be a distant relative of the Latin “ignis” – fire.
    – 11684
    Commented Oct 26, 2018 at 14:45
  • +1 not just for identifying the piece but also for spelling out step by step how one could've worked it out. Learning the Cyrillic alphabet, and Wikipedia, are your friends.
    – Rosie F
    Commented Sep 14, 2019 at 7:42