By Antony Tudor
Caroline, on the eve of a marriage of convenience, is attending a party in her honor given in the garden of a friend's home. She takes farewell of her former lover while, at the same time, the man she must marry is ending a relationship with his former lover (an episode in his past). Hope and bitterness are at the heart of the ballet, which is driven by a passionate but hopeless love. Backed up by Ernest Chausson's romantic poem for violin and orchestra, the dance plunges the audience into the lives and memories of the characters.
Ernest Chausson (Poème, opus 25)
Raymond Sovey after sketches by Hugh Stevenson