The score of La Sylphide was created by Schneitzhöffer, originally created for dancer Marie Taglioni. However, when Danish choreographer August Bournonville remade the ballet years later, he had composer Herman Severin Løvenskiold create a new score for him, due to the high royalty price of Schneitzhöffer’s original. The new score, while originally met with opposition, became Løvenskiold’s biggest success–no one could turn down the lovely melody of the score. It is now the oldest Romantic ballet score to still be performed. Adolphe Adam, too, saw success for his score for Giselle, becoming one of the most important works to come out of the Romantic period. However, as Giselle grew in popularity over the next century, alterations were needed to keep up with each choreographer’s changing dance steps. Instruments changed, as did speed and the notes themselves. Even today the original score faces alterations to keep up with changing times of new eras of culture and ballet, proving how believed the ballet itself is.