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The Music Of Stravinsky - Rite Of Spring, Firebird, Etc


Release Date: 01/18/2000 
Label:  Sony Classical Npr Milestones Catalog #: 64085   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Judith RaskinPhilippe Entremont
Conductor:  Elmer IselerIgor StravinskyPierre BoulezEsa-Pekka Salonen,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Festival SingersColumbia Symphony OrchestraCleveland Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Without a doubt, Igor Stravinsky had a larger and more lasting impact on music in the 20th century than almost anyone else, composing in a profuse variety of styles during his long career. This compilation, recognizing his music as one of National Public Radio's "Milestones of the Millennium," is not exactly a "greatest hits" album, but is rather devoted to exploring the wide range of Stravinsky's creativity.
Sony is fortunate to have many of the classic Stravinsky recordings in its archives, including nearly his complete works as conducted by him. Needless to say, his authority in his own music is estimable, although Sony wisely chose here to include the searingly intense 1969 performance of 'Le sacre du printemps' conducted by Pierre
Read more Boulez, a true classic of the Stravinsky discography. Aside from the complete 'Sacre,' the remaining array includes Stravinsky's own radiant recording of the conclusion from the 'Firebird,' excerpts from the neo-classical Capriccio and 'Rake's Progress,' and works in quasi-popular style such as the "Circus Polka." Some genuine rarities include the simple "Pater Noster" setting and the conclusion of the orchestral "Ode" of 1943, while the jittery, off-kilter baroque dances of Stravinsky's late ballet 'Agon' bring the album to an unsettling conclusion. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
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 46 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Ver: 1949 
2.
Firebird Suite: Berceuse by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 01/18/1967 
Venue:  Legion Hall, Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1945 
3.
Firebird Suite: Finale by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 01/18/1967 
Venue:  Legion Hall, Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1945 
4.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 07/28/1969 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 34 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Switzerland (1911 - 1913).
Composition revised: USA (1943). 
5.
Rag-time for 11 instruments by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1990 
Venue:  CBS Studio no 1, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
6.
Circus Polka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/29/1963 
Venue:  Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7.
Mass: Sanctus by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Columbia Symphony Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/05/1960 
Venue:  Legion Hall, Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Ode: Epitaph by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/13/1964 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
9.
Rake's Progress: No word from Tom by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Judith Raskin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948-1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1964 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is followed by the cabaletta "I go to him..." 
10.
Agon: Interlude I by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Festival Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/18/1957 
Venue:  Legion Hall, Hollywood, California 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
11.
Agon: Bransle Simple by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Festival Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/18/1957 
Venue:  Legion Hall, Hollywood, California 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
12.
Agon: Bransle Gay by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Festival Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/18/1957 
Venue:  Legion Hall, Hollywood, California 
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs. 
13.
Agon: Bransle Double by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Festival Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/18/1957 
Venue:  Legion Hall, Hollywood, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
14.
Agon: Interlude II by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Festival Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/18/1957 
Venue:  Legion Hall, Hollywood, California 
Length: 0 Minutes 53 Secs. 
15.
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra: 3rd movement, Allegro capriccioso ma tempo giusto by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928-1929; France 
Date of Recording: 01/03/1966 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1949 

Sound Samples

Pater Noster (Revised 1949 Version)
Lullabye (Firebird) (Revised 1945 Version)
Final Hymn (Revised 1945 Version)
Introduction (1947 version)
Danses des adolescentes (1947 version)
Jeu du rapt (1947 version)
Rondes printanieres (1947 version)
Jeux des cites rivales (1947 version)
Cortege du sage (1947 version)
L'Adoration de la terre (1947 version)
Danse de la terre (1947 version)
Introduction (1947 version)
Cercles mysterieux des adolescentes (1947 version)
Glorification de l'Elue (1947 version)
Evocation des ancetres (1947 version)
Action rituelle des ancetres (1947 version)
Danse sacrale - L'Elue (1947 version)
Rag-time for Eleven Instruments
III. Allegro capriccioso ma tempo guisto (Revised 1949 Version)
Circus Polka
Sanctus (Vocal)
III. Epitaph
"No word from Tom." (Opera in Three Acts)
"I go to him..." (Cabaletta) (Opera in Three Acts)
Interlude
Bransle Simple
Bransle Gay
Bransle Double
Interlude

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