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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex, Les Noces / Gergiev, Mariinsky Theater

Stravinsky / Semishkur / Mariinsky Orch / Gergiev
Release Date: 06/08/2010 
Label:  Mariinsky   Catalog #: 510  
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Maxim MogilevskyYulia ZaichkinaAndrei SerovAlexander Timchenko,   ... 
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater OrchestraSt. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

" The Gergiev recording [of Les Noces] was made in the final days of 2009, at the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall, which is not the famous building in St. Petersburg where opera and ballet are performed (I saw a folk-dance company there in 1976, when it was called the Kirov Theater), but a new, 2006 auditorium at 37 Dekabristov Street. The recorded sound of Les Noces on CD is bright yet distant: The low end is weak, reverberation is minimal, yet details are inconsistent, pianos and percussion (other than cymbals) sometimes being lost in the murk. SACD clarifies the Read more sound considerably, and surround sound softens it, producing the odd effect of seeming to slow the performance. It is not quite as exciting that way, but far more beautiful. The various formats give the Mariinsky disc an advantage over Naxos’s clean, clear CD-only disc. In the end, they are the two necessary versions of Les Noces to have on your shelves."

FANFARE: James H. North
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Works on This Recording

1.
Les noces by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Maxim Mogilevsky (Piano), Yulia Zaichkina (Piano), Andrei Serov (Bass),
Alexander Timchenko (Tenor), Mlada Khudoley (Soprano), Olga Savova (Soprano),
Svetlana Smolina (Piano), Alexander Mogilevsky (Piano)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
2.
Oedipus rex by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Ekaterina Sementchuk (Mezzo Soprano), Sergey Semishkur (Tenor), Evgeny Nikitin (Bass Baritone),
Gérard Depardieu (Narrator)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1927; France 

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