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Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Pentaedre

Mussorgsky / Pentaedre
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 22687   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor StravinskyModest Mussorgsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pentaèdre
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pentaèdre wind ensemble tackles the twin peaks of the Russian repertoire, Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, in two astonishing transcriptions for wind quintet by Swiss horn player Stéphane Mooser (Mussorgsky) and American clarinetist Michael Byerly (Stravinsky).

A unique ensemble on the Canadian musical landscape, Pentaèdre explores a diversified and original chamber music repertoire, developed in the tradition of music for winds.
Pentaèdre wind ensemble tackles the twin peaks of the Russian repertoire, Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, in two astonishing transcriptions for wind quintet by Swiss horn player Stéphane Mooser (Mussorgsky) and American clarinetist Michael Byerly (Stravinsky).

A unique ensemble on the Canadian musical landscape, Pentaèdre explores a diversified and original chamber music repertoire, developed in the tradition of music for winds. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pentaèdre
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Notes: Arranger: Michael Byerly. 
2.
Pictures at an Exhibition (arrangements and orchestrations other than Ravel's) by Modest Mussorgsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pentaèdre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Notes: Arranger: Stéphane Mooser. 

Sound Samples

Le sacre de printemps (The Rite of Spring) (arr. M. Byerly for chamber ensemble): Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre
Le sacre de printemps (The Rite of Spring) (arr. M. Byerly for chamber ensemble): Part II: Le Sacrifice
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): I. Gnomus
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): II. Old Castle
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): III. Tuileries
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): IV. Bydlo
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): V. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): VII. The Market-Place at Limoges
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): VIII. Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum)
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): VIII. Con mortuis in lingua mortua
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): IX. The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble): X. The Great Gate at Kiev

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