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

Stravinsky, Igor
Traditional, lyricist(s)

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

Stravinsky, Igor
Ramuz, Charles-Ferdinand / Black, Kitty / Flanders, Michael Henry, lyricist(s)

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

Stravinsky, Igor
Stravinsky, Igor, lyricist(s)

  Les noces (The Wedding): Scene 4: The Wedding Feast
24.   Play with flash player Les noces (The Wedding): Scene 4: The Wedding Feast 00:10:07

Stravinsky, Igor
Massine, Leonide, lyricist(s)

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

Stravinsky, Igor

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


Disc 2

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

  Otche nash' (Pater noster)
1.   Play with flash player Otche nash' (Pater noster) 00:01:22

Stravinsky, Igor
Cocteau, Jean, lyricist(s)

  Oedipus rex: Epilogue
2.   Play with flash player Oedipus rex: Epilogue 00:06:37

Stravinsky, Igor

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

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

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

Stravinsky, Igor

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

Stravinsky, Igor
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Mass: Sanctus
13.   Play with flash player Mass: Sanctus 00:03:17

Stravinsky, Igor

  Orpheus: Scene 3: Orpheus's apotheosis: Lento sostenuto
14.   Play with flash player Orpheus: Scene 3: Orpheus's apotheosis: Lento sostenuto 00:02:37

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

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

Stravinsky, Igor

  Agon (excerpts)
17.   Play with flash player Second Pas de trois: Bransle Simple 00:00:54
18.   Play with flash player Bransle Gay 00:00:45
19.   Play with flash player Bransle Double (Bransle de Poitou) 00:01:22

Stravinsky, Igor
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis: Surge, aquilo
20.   Play with flash player Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis: Surge, aquilo 00:02:22

Stravinsky, Igor

  Requiem Canticles (excerpts)
21.   Play with flash player Libera me 00:01:17
22.   Play with flash player Postlude 00:02:07

Total Playing Time: 02:34:10






Composer(s):
Stravinsky, Igor

Lyricist(s):
Auden, Wystan Hugh; Bible; Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Black, Kitty; Cocteau, Jean; Flanders, Michael Henry; 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; Concerto; Instrumental; Opera; Orchestral; Vocal; Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.558186-87

Barcode: 0636943818626

Release Date: 02/2008

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