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Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale, Octet & Les noces / Yang, Falletta


Release Date: 09/09/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573538  
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Tianwa YangDenis SedovRebecca NashRobynne Redmon,   ... 
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virginia Arts Festival Chamber PlayersVirginia Symphony ChorusLes Noces Percussion Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Note: A sound sample for this release can be heard in the above clip at 1:22-1:47.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEW:

Despite the variety of expressions and techniques used in these works, they share a dry, unsentimental tone that has sometimes been described as "objective," or utterly devoid of Romantic expressions. This Naxos recording succeeds exceptionally well in capturing that detached feeling, because the recordings are focused and free of background noise, and bring soloists to the foreground, emphasizing tone colors with even dynamics and crisp articulation.

– All Music Guide (Blair Sanderson)

REVIEW:

Despite the variety of expressions and techniques used in these works, they share a dry, unsentimental tone that has sometimes been described as "objective," or utterly devoid of Romantic expressions. This Naxos recording succeeds exceptionally well in capturing that detached feeling, because the recordings are focused and free of background noise, and bring soloists to the foreground, emphasizing tone colors with even dynamics and crisp articulation.

– All Music Guide (Blair Sanderson)

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Works on This Recording

1.
L'histoire du soldat: Suite for Chamber Ensemble by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Switzerland 
2.
Octet for Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923/1952; France 
3.
Les noces by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Denis Sedov (Bass), Rebecca Nash (Soprano), Robynne Redmon (Mezzo Soprano),
Robert Breault (Tenor)
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virginia Symphony Chorus,  Les Noces Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 

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