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Igor Markevitch: Complete Orchestral Works Vol 6 / Lyndon-Gee, Shelton

Markevitch / Shelton / Arnhem Po / Lyndon-gee
Release Date: 08/31/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572156   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor Markevitch
Performer:  Lucy Shelton
Conductor:  Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composed by the 27-year-old Igor Markevitch when he was at the height of his creative powers, La Taille de l’Homme (The Measure of Man) is a virtuoso ensemble work which fully deserves to be in the repertoire despite its incomplete state (Part 2 was never written). The libretto was written by C.-F. Ramuz, author of the text of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. The score of this powerful evocation of life’s stages linked to the passage of the seasons was long believed lost until it was discovered among the papers of Markevitch’s teacher, Nadia Boulanger. Composed by the 27-year-old Igor Markevitch when he was at the height of his creative powers, La Taille de l’Homme (The Measure of Man) is a virtuoso ensemble work which fully deserves to be in the repertoire despite its incomplete state (Part 2 was never written). The libretto was written by C.-F. Ramuz, author of the text of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. The score of this powerful evocation of life’s stages linked to the passage of the seasons was long believed lost until it was discovered among the papers of Markevitch’s teacher, Nadia Boulanger. Read less

Works on This Recording

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La taille de l'homme by Igor Markevitch
Performer:  Lucy Shelton (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937 

Sound Samples

La taille de l'homme: Prelude: Lento - Andante molto sostenuto ed espressivo - Arioso (andantino) - Tempo del Andante
La taille de l'homme: Choral orne: Allegro - Poco adagio - Tempo I
La taille de l'homme: Sonate I: Lento - Allegro vivace
La taille de l'homme: Sonate II: Andantino
La taille de l'homme: Sonate III: Scherzo: Prestissimo - Trio (Adagio: variante de l'Arioso du Prelude) - Prestissimo
La taille de l'homme: Sonate IV: Rondo [Allegro molto] - Cadenza for solo piano - [Allegro molto]

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