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STRAVINSKY, I.: Apollo / Agon / Orpheus (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 4)

    
      

 





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STRAVINSKY, I.: Apollo / Agon / Orpheus (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 4)

Stravinsky’s three ‘Greek’ ballets span thirty years of his creative career. Apollo, a 1947 revision of Apollon musagète (1928), is Stravinsky’s homage to the Greek concept of the unity of music, dance, painting, and poetry. It was described by Dyagilev as ‘an amazing work, extraordinarily calm and with greater clarity than anything he has done… music not of this world, but from somewhere above…’. Begun in 1953, when Stravinsky was turning towards serialism, the plotless Agon can be viewed as a contest (from the Greek agon) between traditional and modern compositional techniques. Orpheus (1948) mines a vein of lyricism hitherto absent in Stravinsky’s art and is the only score after Firebird in which the term ‘espressivo’ occurs frequently. The music is descriptive, pictorial, rich in musical symbols and in the matching of musical imagery with stage action.


Stravinsky, Igor

  Apollo (1947 revision)
1.   Play with flash player Tableau I: Prologue: The Birth of Apollo 00:04:04
2.   Play with flash player Tableau II: Apollo's Variation 00:03:01
3.   Play with flash player Tableau II: Pas d'action: Apollo and the Muses 00:04:20
4.   Play with flash player Tableau II: Variation of Calliope 00:01:22
5.   Play with flash player Tableau II: Variation of Polymnia 00:01:17
6.   Play with flash player Tableau II: Variation of Terpsichore 00:01:31
7.   Play with flash player Tableau II: Variation of Apollo 00:02:06
8.   Play with flash player Tableau II: Pas de deux: Apollo and Terpsichore 00:04:06
9.   Play with flash player Tableau II: Coda: Apollo and the Muses 00:03:24
10.   Play with flash player Tableau II: Apotheosis: Apollo and the Muses 00:03:06
  Agon
11.   Play with flash player Pas de quatre 00:01:38
12.   Play with flash player Double Pas de quatre 00:01:24
13.   Play with flash player Triple Pas de quatre 00:01:03
14.   Play with flash player Prelude 00:00:44
15.   Play with flash player First Pas de trois: Saraband - Step 00:01:11
16.   Play with flash player Gaillarde 00:01:12
17.   Play with flash player Coda 00:01:20
18.   Play with flash player Interlude 00:00:45
19.   Play with flash player Second Pas de trois: Bransle Simple 00:00:54
20.   Play with flash player Bransle Gay 00:00:46
21.   Play with flash player Bransle Double (Bransle de Poitou) 00:01:22
22.   Play with flash player Interlude 00:00:44
23.   Play with flash player Pas de deux - Più mosso - L'istesso tempo - Refrain 00:03:41
24.   Play with flash player Coda - Doppio lento - Quasi stretto - Coda 00:01:30
25.   Play with flash player Four Duos 00:00:30
26.   Play with flash player Four Trios 00:02:11
  Orpheus
27.   Play with flash player Scene I: Lento sostenuto 00:02:26
28.   Play with flash player Scene I: Air de Danse 00:03:16
29.   Play with flash player Scene I: Dance of the Angel of Death 00:02:03
30.   Play with flash player Scene I: Interlude 00:01:30
31.   Play with flash player Scene II: Dance of the Furies 00:03:01
32.   Play with flash player Scene II: Air de Danse 00:02:18
33.   Play with flash player Scene II: Interlude 00:00:20
34.   Play with flash player Scene II: Air de Danse 00:00:40
35.   Play with flash player Scene II: Pas d'action 00:01:50
36.   Play with flash player Scene II: Pas de deux 00:05:07
37.   Play with flash player Scene II: Interlude 00:01:01
38.   Play with flash player Scene II: Pas d'action 00:02:22
39.   Play with flash player Scene III: Apotheosis 00:02:37

Total Playing Time: 01:17:43






Composer(s):
Stravinsky, Igor

Conductor(s):
Craft, Robert

Orchestra(s):
London Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra of St. Luke's

Label: Naxos

Genre: Ballet

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557502

Barcode: 747313250226

Boxset: 8.506009

Release Date: 05/2005

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