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STRAVINSKY, I.: Oedipus Rex / Les Noces (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 1)


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STRAVINSKY, I.: Oedipus Rex / Les Noces (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 1)

Oedipus Rex, based on Sophocles’ tragedy, is an established twentieth-century classic. Employing a speaker, male chorus and orchestra, it represents Stravinsky’s 1920s neo-classicism at its peak. Les Noces, an amalgam of ballet and dance cantata in four scenes for solo voices, chorus, four pianos and seventeen percussion instruments, depicts a Russian peasant wedding. One of only two theatrical works by Stravinsky to combine music with a text in his mother tongue, Les Noces is also his most Russian work, in which ritual, symbol and meaning on every level are part of his direct cultural heredity.

Stravinsky, Igor
Cocteau, Jean, lyricist(s)

  Oedipus Rex
1.   Prologue 00:07:51
2.   Introducing Creon 00:07:48
3.   Introducing Tiresias 00:09:56
4.   Introducing Jocasta 00:11:04
5.   Introducing the Messenger 00:09:05
6.   Epilogue 00:06:38

Stravinsky, Igor
Stravinsky, Igor, lyricist(s)

  Les Noces
7.   Scene 1: The Tresses (At the Bride's House) 00:05:11
8.   Scene 2: At the Bridegroom's House 00:05:40
9.   Scene 3: The Departure of the Bride 00:03:02
10.   Scene 4: The Wedding Feast 00:10:16

Total Playing Time: 01:16:31

Stravinsky, Igor

Cocteau, Jean; Stravinsky, Igor

Craft, Robert

Philharmonia Orchestra

International Piano Quartet; Tristan Fry Percussion Ensemble

Simon Joly Chorale; Simon Joly Male Chorus

Bickley, Susan; Cornwell, Joseph; Ewing, Alan; Fox, Edward; Greenan, Andrew; Hill, Martyn; Lane, Jennifer; Wells, Alison; Wilson-Johnson, David

Label: Naxos

Genre: Ballet; Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557499

Barcode: 0747313249923

Boxset: 8.506009

Physical Release: 11/2004

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