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STRAVINSKY, I.: Petrushka / Chant du rossignol (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)


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STRAVINSKY, I.: Petrushka / Chant du rossignol (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Paris was one of the great centres of European art, and Sergey Dyagilev and his Ballet russes brought to the city a succession of epoch-shattering productions that revolutionised ballet. Whilst composing The Rite of Spring for Diaghilev, Stravinsky broke off its composition to write Petrushka, the story of a puppet suddenly brought to life. Choreography was by Fokin and Nijinsky danced the title role. It remains one of the twentieth century’s greatest ballets. Using music from Acts I and II of his opera Le rossignol, Stravinsky’s Song of the Nightingale is a brilliantly orchestrated symphonic poem, richly evoking Chinese music and the allure of the Orient.

Stravinsky, Igor

1.   Tableau 1: The Shrove - Tide Fair 00:10:10
2.   Tableau 2: Petrushka's Cell 00:04:24
3.   Tableau 3: The Moor's Cell 00:07:01
4.   Tableau 4: The Shrove - Tide Fair (evening) 00:14:24
  Chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale)
5.   Introduction 00:02:26
6.   Marche chinoise 00:03:29
7.   Le Chant du rossignol 00:03:24
8.   Le Jeu du Rossignol mecanique 00:11:42

Total Playing Time: 00:57:00

Stravinsky, Igor

Schwarz, Gerard

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Ballet; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.571222

Barcode: 747313122271

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Physical Release: 11/2012

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