Cesare Pugni

(redirected from Pugni)
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pugni, Cesare


Born May 31,1802, in Genoa; died Jan. 26, 1870, in St. Petersburg. Italian composer; worked for many years in Russia.

Pugni graduated from the Milan Conservatory of Music (1822). He worked as a composer for the ballet in the theaters of Milan, London, Paris, and other European cities. Beginning in 1851 he was a composer of ballet music at the St. Petersburg imperial theaters. He collaborated with the choreographers J. Perrot, A. Saint-Leon, and M. Petipa. He was the composer of many ballets, including La Esmeralda (1844), The Pharaoh’s Daughter (1862), and The Little Humpbacked Horse (based on a tale by P. P. Ershov, 1864), the first ballet on a Russian national theme. He also composed operas and other works. His ballet music, which in itself is of no artistic significance, is characterized by melodiousness and well-defined rhythmic forms; for this reason, some of his ballets have remained in the theatrical repertoire.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Prolactin (Prl) is a peptide hormone and has many effects including, for example, lactation regulation (Charoenphandhu, Wongdee, & Krishnamra, 2010), sexual gratification after sexual act (Granata, Pugni, Rochira, Zirilli, & Carani, 2012), proliferation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (U.S.
Pietro Verri established the Accademia dei Pugni ('The Punching Academy') in Milan in 1761.
And, finally in this trilogy of case studies, the "Indian" Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance (1817) by Irish poet Thomas Moore, a set of four long verse tales connected by a prose story that enjoyed a phenomenal international success, is followed through its equally remarkable and wide-ranging set of musical responses: from Schumann (Das Paradies und die Peri (1843)), David (Lalla-Roukh (1862)), Cesare Pugni (Lalla Rookh, or, The Rose of Lahore (1846)), and others.
Pugni et al., "A multicenter, randomized trial of prophylactic fluconazole in preterm neonates," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
Don Quixote, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus; Esmeralda, inspired by Hugo's Romantic Novel, Notre-Dame dc Paris, originally choreographed by Jules Perrot, with music by Cesare Pugni; Faust and Ionesco's Les Chaises choreographed by Maurice Bejart, etc.
based on the story "Cavalli" in the book "Pugni" by Pietro Grossi; story, Ghiaccio, Rho.
Pentru a marca rumoarea lor bata- ioasa, isi luasera un nume provocator, Societatea dei Pugni (Societatea loviturilor de pumn).
He made his first film, Fists in the Pocket (Pugni in tasca), in 1965.
Near Campo Santa Margarita there is a bridge called the Ponte di Pugni (Bridge of Fists) whose steps have footprints etched in stone; these once marked the starting places for brawls between rival clans, but I think of them as emblems of our experience here, retracing not only our steps but the paths of our predecessors.
The appallingly trivial Pugni score heaps formula upon cliche Perhaps this is what the average 19th-century Russian ballet looked and sounded like.