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Stravinsky: Scherzo Fantastique, Symphony No 1 / Doráti


Release Date: 10/29/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 414456   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...You can readily hear the composer on his way to The Firebird. It's very nice to see this recording return to the active catalog as part of Arkivmusic.com's "on-demand" offerings. Collectors take note: this is just the sort of title you may well need to round out your Stravinsky section."

There are not many recordings of Stravinsky's early Symphony No. 1, an attractive Russian Nationalist work written to please his teacher, Rimsky-Korsakov. This performance certainly stands among the best, being very well played, well recorded, and confident enough to take the music seriously. This is particularly true of the Largo, which sounds like a Major Statement in Dorati's hands. The Scherzo fantastique
Read more also seldom sees the light of day, either on disc or in concert, but it's a much more adventurous piece in which you can readily hear the composer on his way to The Firebird. It's very nice to see this recording return to the active catalog as part of Arkivmusic.com's "on-demand" offerings. Collectors take note: this is just the sort of title you may well need to round out your Stravinsky section.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; Russia 
2. Symphony no 1 in E flat major, Op. 1 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1907; Russia 

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