Ludwig Minkus

Ludwig Minkus
Ludwig Minkus felt fine specificity of the ballet theater, having at the same high level of professionalism. His ballets filled with joyful, rhythmic and melodic music, is still part of the repertoire of the leading theaters of Russia and the world.

Ludwig Minkus was born March 23 in 1826 Gros Mezerich (now Velke Mezirici, Czech Republic). He studied in Vienna. In 1846 he moved to Paris in the same year, he began performing as a violinist. And in the early 1850s, Ludwig moved to Russia. Here he was conductor of the orchestra of Prince Yusupov serf theater, and then for some time as a soloist, as well as giving private violin lessons.

After the opening of the Moscow Conservatory Minkus was invited to her professor in violin. In the Russian period of his career, he continues to serve as a violinist.

As a composer Minkus ballet debuted in Russia in 1862. During this period he wrote a commissioned choreographer Arthur Saint-L?on intermission for a renewed at the Bolshoi ballet by Adolphe Adam and Jean Coralli "Orpah". Satisfied with the job of Saint-Leon Minkus ordered a full ballet, and Minkus wrote "The Flame of Love, or Salamander," delivered November 24, 1863 in Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre.

In 1869 Minkus wrote for another choreographer, , the ballet "Don Quixote" by , and this work was exceptionally successful.

A year Minkus was the first place of the composer of ballet music to the Directorate of the Imperial Theatres. In collaboration with Petipa Minkus created 16 ballets, of which the most popular is the "La Bayadere".

The last years of his life Ludwig Minkus has lived in Austria and died December 7 in 1917 in Vienna, a 92-year life.