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STRAVINSKY: Igor Stravinsky - A Portrait (NICE)

8.558186-87 Igor Stravinsky: A Portrait
His Works. His Life

  • 2 CDs with over 50 tracks of Stravinsky's music
  • Detailed essay by David Nice
  • Photographs to illustrate the text

Includes music from The Firebird, The Rite of Spring, The Soldier's Tale, Pulcinella, Les Noces, Piano Sonata, Oedipus Rex, Symphony of Psalms, Violin Concerto, Dumbarton Oaks, The Rake's Progress, Requiem Canticles and more.

From the Russian fairy-tale enchantment of The Firebird to the austere ritual at the end of his Requiem Canticles composed over half a century later, Stravinsky's extraordinary creativity embraces a range of styles and tributes to composers of the past. He started under the guidance of Rimsky-Korsakov in pre-revolutionary St Petersburg and ended his life in America having made a very special kind of peace with the rigorous (serial) techniques of Schoenberg and Webern. Yet his homages are always heartfelt, and he always remains himself: truly the most comprehensive and wide-ranging musical genius of the twentieth century.



Disc 1

Stravinsky, Igor

  The Firebird (original version) (excerpts)
1.   Introduction 00:02:32
2.   Scene 1: Night. Kastchei's Enchanted Garden 00:01:40
3.   Scene 1: The Firebird enters, pursued by Ivan Tsarevich 00:02:16
4.   Scene 1: The Firebird's Dance 00:01:11
  3 Movements from Petrushka (excerpts)
5.   I. Danse russe 00:02:19
6.   II. Chez Petrouchka 00:04:33
  Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (excerpts)
7.   Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Introduction - 00:03:32
8.   Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring (Dance of the Young Girls) - 00:03:14
9.   Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of Abduction - 00:01:22
10.   Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds (Round Dance) - 00:03:11
11.   Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of the Rival Tribes - 00:01:52
12.   Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Procession of the Sage - 00:00:40
13.   Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Sage - 00:00:28
14.   Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth 00:01:16
  3 Pieces (excerpts)
15.   No. 1. — 00:00:55
16.   No. 2. — 00:02:10

Stravinsky, Igor
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Berceuses du chat (Cat's Cradle Songs)
17.   No. 2. On the Stove 00:00:42
18.   No. 1. At Home … 00:01:06
19.   No. 4. Dodo 00:01:24
20.   No. 3. The Cat Has … 00:00:52

Stravinsky, Igor
Ramuz, Charles-Ferdinand, lyricist(s)

  Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) (excerpts)
21.   Part II: Tango 00:02:08
22.   Part II: Valse 00:01:55
23.   Part II: Ragtime 00:02:08

Stravinsky, Igor
Stravinsky, Igor, lyricist(s)

  Les noces (The Wedding): Scene 4: The Wedding Feast
24.   Les noces (The Wedding): Scene 4: The Wedding Feast 00:10:07

Stravinsky, Igor
Massine, Leonide, lyricist(s)

  Pulcinella (excerpts)
25.   Serenata: Larghetto (Pergolesi: Il Flaminio, Act I: Polidoro) 00:02:57
26.   Scherzino (Gallo: Trio Sonata No. 2: Movement I) 00:01:50
27.   Allegro (Gallo: Trio Sonata No. 2: Movement III) 00:01:12
28.   Andantino (Gallo: Trio Sonata No. 8: Movement III) 00:01:31
29.   Allegro (Pergolesi: Lo frate 'nnammorato, Act I: Vanella) 00:01:44

Stravinsky, Igor

  Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 version)
30.   Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 version) 00:07:52
  Piano Sonata: II. Adagietto
31.   Piano Sonata: II. Adagietto 00:05:21


Disc 2

Stravinsky, Igor
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Otche nash' (Pater noster)
1.   Otche nash' (Pater noster) 00:01:22

Stravinsky, Igor
Cocteau, Jean, lyricist(s)

  Oedipus rex: Epilogue
2.   Oedipus rex: Epilogue 00:06:37

Stravinsky, Igor

  Apollo, "Apollon musagete" (1947 version) (excerpts)
3.   Pas de deux: Apollo and Terpsichore 00:04:06
4.   Coda: Apollo and the Muses 00:03:24

Stravinsky, Igor
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Symphony of Psalms: III. Psalm 150, "Laudate Dominum"
5.   Symphony of Psalms: III. Psalm 150, "Laudate Dominum" 00:11:34

Stravinsky, Igor

  Concerto for 2 Pianos: I. Con moto
6.   Concerto for 2 Pianos: I. Con moto 00:05:44
  Violin Concerto in D Major: III. Aria II
7.   Violin Concerto in D Major: III. Aria II 00:05:01
  Concerto in E-Flat Major, "Dumbarton Oaks": I. Tempo giusto
8.   Concerto in E - Flat Major, "Dumbarton Oaks": I. Tempo giusto 00:04:53
  Tango
9.   Tango 00:03:35
  Danses concertantes: No. 1. Marche - Introduction
10.   Danses concertantes: No. 1. Marche - Introduction 00:02:09
  Symphony in 3 Movements: III. Con moto
11.   Symphony in 3 Movements: III. Con moto 00:06:13
  Concerto for Strings in D Major: II. Arioso: Andantino
12.   Concerto for Strings in D Major: II. Arioso: Andantino 00:02:46

Stravinsky, Igor
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Mass: Sanctus
13.   Mass: Sanctus 00:03:17

Stravinsky, Igor

  Orpheus: Scene 3: Orpheus's apotheosis: Lento sostenuto
14.   Orpheus: Scene 3: Orpheus's apotheosis: Lento sostenuto 00:02:37

Stravinsky, Igor
Auden, Wystan Hugh / Kallman, Chester, lyricist(s)

  The Rake's Progress (excerpts)
15.   Act II Scene 1: I was never saner. 00:04:12
16.   Act III Scene 2: I burn! I freeze! 00:01:53

Stravinsky, Igor

  Agon (excerpts)
17.   Second Pas de trois: Bransle Simple 00:00:54
18.   Bransle Gay 00:00:45
19.   Bransle Double (Bransle de Poitou) 00:01:22
  Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis: Surge, aquilo
20.   Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis: Surge, aquilo 00:02:22
  Requiem Canticles (excerpts)
21.   Libera me 00:01:17
22.   Postlude 00:02:07

Total Playing Time: 02:34:10






Composer(s):
Stravinsky, Igor

Lyricist(s):
Auden, Wystan Hugh; Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Cocteau, Jean; Kallman, Chester; Mass Text; Massine, Leonide; Ramuz, Charles-Ferdinand; Stravinsky, Igor; Traditional

Conductor(s):
Craft, Robert; Kelly, Brett; Rudel, Julius; Sanderling, Stefan; Shao, En; Studt, Richard; Ward, Nicholas

Orchestra(s):
Bournemouth Sinfonietta; London Symphony Orchestra; Munich Radio Orchestra; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Northern Chamber Orchestra; Orchestra of St. Luke's; Philharmonia Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Goldner String Quartet; International Piano Quartet; Schirmer Ensemble; Tristan Fry Percussion Ensemble; Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble

Choir(s):
Gregg Smith Singers; Simon Joly Chorale

Artist(s):
Bickley, Susan; Bostridge, Ian; Cornwell, Joseph; Evitts, David; Ewing, Alan; Fox, Edward; Frautschi, Jennifer; Frith, Benjamin; Greenan, Andrew; Hill, Martyn; Hill, Peter; Humphries, Jon; Lane, Jennifer; Ramey, Samuel; Silveus, Ingrid; Wells, Alison; Wilson-Johnson, David

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Ballet; Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Concertos; Instrumental; Opera; Orchestral; Vocal; Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.558186-87

Barcode: 0636943818626

Physical Release: 02/2008

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