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Stravinsky: Les Noces / Bosc, French Radio Chorus

Stravinsky / Choeur De Radio France / Bosc
Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Radio France   Catalog #: 12  
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Katalin VarkonyiVirginie PreschPierre VaelloVincent Menez
Conductor:  René Bosc
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic OrchestraRadio France Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Les Noces was to have the longest gestation of all the works of Igor Stravinsky. The musical material was completed in 1917, but it took him six years to draw up the definitive orchestration of the piece. Though the 1917 version for chamber orchestra suffers from a lack of verifiable sources, this is no longer the case for the incredible 1919 version recorded here. Even Stravinsky himself considered this fragment superior in certain respects to the definitive version, because more authentic. In proposing this 1919 version for comparison with the –definitive- 1923 version, we see these two faces of one and the same work as astonishing proof of the composer's multifaceted genius. Les Noces was to have the longest gestation of all the works of Igor Stravinsky. The musical material was completed in 1917, but it took him six years to draw up the definitive orchestration of the piece. Though the 1917 version for chamber orchestra suffers from a lack of verifiable sources, this is no longer the case for the incredible 1919 version recorded here. Even Stravinsky himself considered this fragment superior in certain respects to the definitive version, because more authentic. In proposing this 1919 version for comparison with the –definitive- 1923 version, we see these two faces of one and the same work as astonishing proof of the composer's multifaceted genius. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les noces by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Katalin Varkonyi (Alto), Virginie Presch (Soprano), Pierre Vaello (Tenor),
Vincent Menez (Bass)
Conductor:  René Bosc
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra,  Radio France Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 

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 Explosive surround 5.1 recording!... April 8, 2012 By Heiner Scob See All My Reviews "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFTkLzej8Og

La gestation des Noces aura été la plus longue de toutes les oeuvres d'Igor Stravinsky.
En 1917, il termine la rédaction du matériel musical mais six ans lui seront nécessaires pour établir l'orchestration définitive de la pièce. Si la version pour orchestre de chambre de 1917 souffre d'un déficit vérifiable des sources, il n'en va pas de même pour l'incroyable version de 1919 enregistrée ici. Pourtant, de l'avis même du compositeur, ce fragment est, par certains côtés, supérieur à la version définitive parce que plus authentique.
Radio France propose donc la version de 1919 à comparer avec celle ' définitive ' de 1923, considérant que ces deux visages d'une même oeuvre démontrent de manière éclatante le génie multiple du compositeur.

Les Noces was to have the longest gestation of all the works of Igor Stravinsky. The musical material was completed in 1917, but it took him six years to draw up the definitive orchestration of the piece. Though the 1917 version for chamber orchestra suffers from a lack of verifiable sources, this is no longer the case for the incredible 1919 version recorded here. Even Stravinsky himself considered this fragment superior in certain respects to the definitive version, because more authentic. In proposing this 1919 version for comparison with the 'definitive- 1923 version, we see these two faces of one and the same work as astonishing proof of the composer's multifaceted genius."
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