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Stravinsky: Symphonies, Fairy's Kiss, Ode / Nash Ensemble


Release Date: 05/18/1999 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 2408   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Sir Alexander GibsonSimon RattleNeeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National OrchestraNash Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This very fine collection offers Alexander Gibson's enthusiastic and seriously underrated performances of Stravinsky's three orchestral symphonies and Ode. More to the point, these are among the finest-sounding discs in the Chandos catalogue, on a par with that fabulous collection of Elgar overtures that put Gibson, his orchestra, and Chandos on the musical map, at least in this country. The Elgar disc seems to be out of print at present, but these vibrant renditions of the Stravinsky symphonies help to make up for that deficiency. The complete ballet The Fairy's Kiss, based on the music of Tchaikovsky, and the Symphonies of Wind Instruments conducted by the young Simon Rattle, generously round out a program that offers exceptional value Read more for the money. A fine reissue.

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

1.
Symphony no 1 in E flat major, Op. 1 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1907; Russia 
2.
Symphony in C by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1940; USA 
3.
Ode by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
4.
Symphony in Three Movements by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1945; USA 
5.
Symphonies of Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
6.
Le baiser de la fée by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928/1950; France 

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