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Stravinsky: The Works For Piano & Violin / Isabelle Van Keulen, Olli Mustonen


Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802062   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Isabelle van KeulenOlli Mustonen
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


There’s more Stravinsky for violin and piano than you might think, and this two-disc set stands alone as the best possible recording of it. Aside from the usual bits derived from Pulcinella, there is a transcription of the Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss (and other sections of the complete ballet), the Danse Russe from Petrushka, three selections from The Firebird, music from La Rossignol, and even a transcription of the Marseillaise. Both artists were young when these performances were made in the late 1980s. Mustonen hadn’t quite become as demented as his later recordings show, and he plays with wonderful crispness and intelligence; van Keulen always was memorable (she started recording like,
Read more when she was still teething). Terrific sound too. Essential if the repertoire catches your fancy.

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

1. Suite italienne for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Isabelle van Keulen (Violin), Olli Mustonen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
2. Duo concertant for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; France 
3. Divertimento for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
4. Berceuse for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1933; France 
5. Pastorale for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
6. Prélude et Ronde des princesses by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Olli Mustonen (Piano), Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; France 
7. Chanson russe for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Olli Mustonen (Piano), Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
8. Pétrouchka: Danse russe by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Olli Mustonen (Piano), Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1947; Switzerland 
9. Ballad for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Olli Mustonen (Piano), Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
10. Scherzo for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Olli Mustonen (Piano), Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
11. Chants du rossignol et Marche chinoise for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Olli Mustonen (Piano), Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
12. Elégie for Viola solo by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 

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