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Original Jacket Collection - Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky


Release Date: 12/07/1999 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64136   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Igor StravinskyJohn Stafford Smith
Performer:  Don ChristliebRoy D'AntonioRichard KellyIsrael Baker,   ... 
Conductor:  Igor StravinskyGregg SmithElmer Iseler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony OrchestraColumbia Chamber EnsembleColumbia Jazz Band,   ... 
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 6 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony's 1991 Igor Stravinsky Edition brought all the stereo recordings either conducted or supervised by the composer together in a boxed set, with a bonus sampling from his pre-LP discography. While this important collection is still available as a unit, individual volumes selling separately are difficult to locate. Now Sony offers Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky: The Original Jacket Collection. Eight Columbia Masterworks Stravinsky LP releases are replicated on as many CDs, from the front and back sleeves to the original sequence of music. You need a magnifying glass to make out the liner notes with their drastically reduced typeface. Otherwise you can read the notes via a multi-media CD-ROM program bundled with the discs. The amount of Read more music on each disc directly corresponds to its LP counterpart, which results in less than generous timings. Several late-1980s CBS Masterworks Stravinsky CDs, for instance, present the ballets and symphonies in more economic couplings.


So why bother with the Original Jacket Collection? There are two reasons: One, these new remasterings improve upon previous CD transfers; two, there's a bonus disc with rare material from the 1940s, featuring the New York Philharmonic, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and violinist Joseph Szigeti. This material is stunningly restored from the original laquers, and sounds amazingly vivid and full-bodied. When will Sony work similar miracles upon its remaining mono era Columbia/Stravinsky holdings? Whatever editorial reservations we may have, these are important recordings. Stravinsky knew how his music should sound, and usually got the results he wanted. True, there are recorded interpretations of certain Stravinsky works that are slicker and better engineered. Few, however, match the authority and sense of occasion you get from the proverbial horse's mouth.
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 01/1960 
Venue:  Columbia 30th St. Studio, New York City 
Length: 31 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Switzerland (1911 - 1913).
Composition revised: USA (1943). 
2.
Firebird by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1961 
Venue:  American Legion Hall, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 43 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1909 - 1910). 
3.
Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1945;   
Date of Recording: 01/18/1967 
Venue:  American Legion Hall, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 29 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1945 
4.
Pétrouchka: Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1947; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 02/1960 
Venue:  American Legion Hall, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 24 Minutes 3 Secs. 
5.
L'histoire du soldat: Suite for Chamber Ensemble by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Don Christlieb (Bassoon), Roy D'Antonio (Clarinet), Richard Kelly (Double Bass),
Israel Baker (Violin), Robert Marsteller (Trombone), William Kraft (Percussion),
Charles Brady (Cornet)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 02/1961 
Venue:  American Legion Hall, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 24 Minutes 12 Secs. 
6.
Pulcinella Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922/1947; France 
Date of Recording: 08/25/1965 
Venue:  American Legion Hall, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 21 Minutes 24 Secs. 
7.
Preludium for Jazz Band by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Jazz Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; France 
Date of Recording: 04/27/1965 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
8.
Pastorale for Violin, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet and Bassoon by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Israel Baker (Violin)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
Date of Recording: 10/26/1965 
Venue:  American Legion Hall, Hollywood, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
9.
Rag-time for 11 instruments by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Toni Koves-Steiner (Cimbalom)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 01/26/1962 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
10.
Octet for Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923/1952; France 
Date of Recording: 01/05/1961 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 14 Minutes 43 Secs. 
11.
Tango by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Jazz Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/27/1965 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Igor Stravinsky 
12.
Concertino for 12 instruments by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/26/1965 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
13.
Ebony Concerto by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Woody Herman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Woody Herman & His Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/19/1946 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 8 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
14.
Russian Songs (4) by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Louise Di Tullio (Flute), Laurindo Almeida (Guitar), Adrienne Albert (Soprano),
Dorothy Remsen (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1919; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 11/30/1965 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
15.
Russian Peasant Songs (4) by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Gregg Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 08/20/1965 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Version: 1954 
16.
Renard by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  William Murphy (Bass), Toni Koves-Steiner (Cimbalom), Loren Driscoll (Tenor),
George Shirley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1916; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 01/26/1962 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 15 Minutes 31 Secs. 
17.
Le roi des étoiles by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1912; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/29/1962 
Venue:  Toronto, Canada 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
18.
Genesis Suite: no 7, Babel by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  John Colicos (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/29/1962 
Venue:  Toronto, Canada 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Ave Maria by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Elmer Iseler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/08/1964 
Venue:  Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
20.
Credo by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Gregg Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/20/1965 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Version: 1964 
21.
Pater noster by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Elmer Iseler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926/1949; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1964 
Venue:  Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
22.
Chorale Variations on "Von Himmel hoch da komm' ich her" by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955-1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/30/1963 
Venue:  Toronto, Canada 
Length: 10 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: German 
23.
Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1948; France 
Date of Recording: 03/30/1963 
Venue:  Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 21 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
24.
Symphony in C by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1962 
Venue:  Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 27 Minutes 1 Secs. 
25.
Fanfare for a New Theatre by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Robert Nagel (Trumpet), Robert Heinrich (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/11/1964 
Venue:  Columbia 30th St. Studio, New York City 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
26.
The Owl and the Pussycat by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Robert Craft (Piano), Adrienne Albert (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/18/1967 
Venue:  Columbia 30th St. Studio, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
27.
Septet by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1965 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 11 Minutes 50 Secs. 
28.
Movements for Piano and Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Charles Rosen (Piano)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/12/1961 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
29.
The dove descending breaks the air by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Elmer Iseler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/29/1962 
Venue:  Toronto, Canada 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
30.
Double Canon for String Quartet by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Sanford Schonbach (Viola), Israel Baker (Violin), Otis Igleman (Violin),
George Neikrug (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/25/1961 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
31.
Epitaphium by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Dorothy Remsen (Harp), Kalman Bloch (Clarinet), Arthur Gleghorn (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/25/1961 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
32.
Elegy for JFK by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Jack Kreiselmann (Clarinet), Paul E Howland (Clarinet), Cathy Berberian (Mezzo Soprano),
Charles Russo (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1964 
Venue:  Columbia 30th St. Studio, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
33.
A Sermon, a Narrative and a Prayer by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Loren Driscoll (Tenor), John Horton (Spoken Vocals), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960-1961; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/29/1962 
Venue:  Toronto, Canada 
Length: 15 Minutes 17 Secs. 
34.
Fireworks, Op. 4 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/28/1946 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
35.
Ode by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/05/1945 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
36.
Four Norwegian Moods by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/05/1945 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
37.
Circus Polka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/05/1945 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
38.
Chanson russe for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Joseph Szigeti (Violin), Igor Stravinsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1946 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
39.
The Star-spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Festival Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814 
Date of Recording: 05/08/1964 
Venue:  Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Igor Stravinsky. 

Sound Samples

Part One: The Adoration of the Earth - Introduction
Auguries of Spring (Dances of the Young Girls)
Mock Abduction
Spring Khorovod (Round Dance)
Games of the Rival Clans
Procession of the Wise Elder
Adoration of the Earth (The Wise Elder)
Dance of the Earth
Part Two: The Sacrifice - Introduction
Mystical Circles of the Young Girls
Glorification of the Chosen One
The Summoning of the Ancients
Ritual of the Ancients
Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen Victim)
Introduction (1910 version)
Le Jardin enchanté de Kastchei (1910 version)
Apparition de l'Oiseau de feu (1910 version)
Danse de l'Oiseau de feu (1910 version)
Capture de l'Oiseau de feu par Ivan Tsarévitch (1910 version)
Supplication de l'Oiseau de feu (1910 version)
Apparition des treize princesses enchantées (1910 version)
Jeu des princesses avec les pommes d'or (Scherzo) (1910 version)
Brusque apparition d'Ivan Tsarévitch (1910 version)
Corovod (Ronde) des princesses (1910 version)
Lever du jour (Ivan Tsarevitch penetre dans le Palais de Kastchei) (1910 version)
Carillon féerique, apparition des monstres-Gardiens de Kastchei et capture d'Ivan Tsarévitch (1910 version)
Arrivée de Kastchei L'Immortel (1910 version)
Dialogue de Kastchei avec Ivan Tsarévitch (1910 version)
Intercession des princesses (1910 version)
Apparition de l'Oiseau de feu (1910 version)
Danse de la suite de Kastchei enchantée par l'Oiseau de feu (1910 version)
Danse infernale de tous les sujets de Kastchei (1910 version)
Berceuse (l'Oiseau de feu) (1910 version)
Reveil de Kastchei (1910 version)
Mort de Kastchei - Profonds ténèbres (1910 version)
Disparition du palais et des sortilèges de Kastchei, animation des chevaliers pétrifiés, allegresse générale (1910 version)

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