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The Essential Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky,Igor
Release Date: 03/25/2003 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 89910   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Igor StravinskyJohn Stafford Smith
Performer:  Philippe EntremontLin Cho-LiangIsrael BakerDon Garrard,   ... 
Conductor:  Igor StravinskyMichael Tilson ThomasEsa-Pekka SalonenRobert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony OrchestraPhilharmonia OrchestraC. B. C. Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This selection includes the spoken track "Portrait of Stravinsky: Stravinsky in Rehearsal; Stravinsky in His Own Words (narrated by John McClure)." This selection includes the spoken track "Portrait of Stravinsky: Stravinsky in Rehearsal; Stravinsky in His Own Words (narrated by John McClure)." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Fireworks, Op. 4 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/17/1963 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2. Firebird Suite: Danse infernale by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 1/1961 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
3. Firebird: Berceuse by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1/1961 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4. Firebird: Kashchei awakes by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1/1961 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
5. Firebird: Death of Kashchei by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1/1961 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6. Firebird: Final Hymn by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1/1961 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
7. Pétrouchka: Scene 1 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1947; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
8. Pétrouchka: Fête populaire de la semaine grasse by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1947; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
9. Pétrouchka: Les déguisés by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1947; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
10. Pétrouchka: Danse russe by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1947; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11. Pétrouchka: Chez Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1947; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
12. Le sacre du printemps: no 1, Part 1 Introduction by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1/1960 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
13. Le sacre du printemps: no 2, Les augures printaniers / Danses des adolescentes by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1/1960 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
14. Le sacre du printemps: no 3, Jeu de rapt by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1/1960 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
15. Le sacre du printemps: no 4, Rondes printanieres by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1/1960 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
16. Le sacre du printemps: no 5, Jeux des cites rivales by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1/1960 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
17. Le sacre du printemps: no 6, Cortège du sage by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1/1960 
Length: 0 Minutes 43 Secs. 
18. Le sacre du printemps: no 7, L'adoration de la terre by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1/1960 
Length: 0 Minutes 25 Secs. 
19. Le sacre du printemps: no 8, Danse de la terre by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1/1960 
Length: 1 Minutes 17 Secs. 
20. Suite no 1 for small Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1925; France 
Date of Recording: 3/29/1963 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
21. Rag-time for 11 instruments by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1/26/1962 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
22. L'histoire du soldat: The Royal March by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 2/1961 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
23. L'histoire du soldat: Suite for Chamber Ensemble - The little concert by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 2/1961 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
24. Pulcinella Suite: 1st movement, Sinfonia by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922/1947; France 
Date of Recording: 8/1965 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
25. Pulcinella Suite: 6th movement, Gavotta con due variazioni by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922/1947; France 
Date of Recording: 8/1965 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
26. Octet for Wind Instruments: 1st movement, Sinfonia by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923/1952; France 
Date of Recording: 4/1990 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
27. Concerto for Piano and Winds: 3rd movement, Allegro by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; France 
Date of Recording: 5/13/1964 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
28. Symphony of Psalms: Part I - Exaudi orationem meam by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1948; France 
Date of Recording: 9/1991 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
29. Concerto for Violin in D major: 4th movement, Capriccio by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Lin Cho-Liang (Violin)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; France 
Date of Recording: 2/24/1992 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
30. 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 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
31. Jeu de cartes: Premiere donne by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
Date of Recording: 3/13/1964 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
32. Concerto in E flat major "Dumbarton Oaks": 1st movement, Tempo giusto by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; France 
Date of Recording: 3/29/1964 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
33. Symphony in C major: 3rd movement, Allegretto by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 9/1991 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
34. The Star-spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Festival Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814 
Date of Recording: 5/8/1964 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Igor Stravinsky (1941) 
35. Four Norwegian Moods by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 3/29/1963 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
36. Circus Polka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 3/29/1963 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
37. Scherzo à la russe by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
38. Symphony in Three Movements: 3rd movement, Con moto by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 9/1991 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
39. Ebony Concerto: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Jazz Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 4/27/1965 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
40. Rake's Progress: Good people, just a moment by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Don Garrard (Bass), Judith Raskin (Soprano), Alexander Young (Tenor),
John Reardon (Baritone), John Manning (Mezzo Soprano), Kevin Miller (Tenor),
Peter Tracey (Bass), Regina Sarfaty (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948-1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 6/1964 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
41. Tango by Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Jazz Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 4/27/1965 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Igor Stravinsky (1953) 
42. Greeting Prelude by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/17/1963 
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs. 
43. Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum: no 2 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1960 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
44. Elegy for JFK by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Charles Russo (Clarinet), Jack Kreiselmann (Clarinet), Paul E Howland (Clarinet),
Cathy Berberian (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1964 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
45. Fanfare for a New Theatre by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Robert Heinrich (Trumpet), Robert Nagel (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/11/1964 
Length: 0 Minutes 35 Secs. 
46. Requiem Canticles: 2nd movement, Exaudi by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Donald Gramm (Bass), Charles Bressler (Tenor), Elaine Bonazzi (Alto),
Linda Anderson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Ithaca College Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965-1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/11/1966 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
47. Requiem Canticles: 3rd movement, Dies Irae by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Linda Anderson (Soprano), Elaine Bonazzi (Alto), Donald Gramm (Bass),
Charles Bressler (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Ithaca College Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965-1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/11/1966 
Length: 0 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
48. Requiem Canticles: 4th movement, Tuba Mirum by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Donald Gramm (Bass), Charles Bressler (Tenor), Elaine Bonazzi (Alto),
Linda Anderson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965-1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/11/1966 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
49. The Owl and the Pussycat by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Robert Craft (Piano), Adrienne Albert (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 4/18/1967 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
50. Piano-rag-music by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Igor Stravinsky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 7/1934 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Fireworks, Op. 4
Danse infernale de tous les sujets de Kastchei (Excerpt 1910 Version)
Berceuse (l'Oiseau de feu) (Excerpt 1910 Version)
Reveil de Kastchei (Excerpt 1910 Version)
Mort de Kastchei - Profonds ténèbres (Excerpt 1910 Version)
Disparition du palais et des sortilèges de Kastchei, animation des chevaliers pétrifiés, allegresse générale (Excerpt 1910 Version)
Scene I - The Shrove-tide Fair/The Charlatan's Booth/Russian Dance
The Shrove-tide Fair
The Charlatan's Booth
Russian Dance
Scene II - Petrushka's Room
Introduction (Excerpts)
Les augures printanières (Danse des adolescentes) (Excerpts)
Jeu du rapt (Excerpts)
Rondes printanières (Excerpts)
Jeux des cités rivales (Excerpts)
Cortège du Sage (Excerpts)
Adoration de la terre (Le Sage) (Excerpts)
Danse de la terre (Excerpts)
I. Andante
II. Napolitana
III. Espanola
IV. Balalaika
Ragtime for Eleven Instruments
Marche Royale (Excerpts)
Petit Concert (Excerpts)
Piano-Rag Music
I. Sinfonia: (Ouverture) (Excerpts)
VI. Gavotta con due variazioni (Excerpts)
I. Sinfonia. Lento - Allegro moderato from Octet for Wind Instruments (Excerpt)
III. Allegro from Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments (Revised version, 1950) (Excerpt)
Part I. Exaudi orationem meam from Symphony of Psalms (Excerpt)
IV. Capriccio from Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra (Excerpt)
Pastorale: Chant sans paroles
Premiere donne from Jeu de Cartes: Ballet en trois donnes (Excerpt)
I. Tempo giusto from Concerto in E-flat for Chamber Orchestra "Dumbarton Oaks" (Excerpt)
III. Allegretto from Symphony in C (Excerpt)
The Star Spangled Banner
I. Intrada from Four Norwegian Moods for Orchestra (Excerpt)
Circus Polka
Scherzo à la russe
III. Con moto from Symphony in Three Movements (Excerpt)
I. Allegro moderato from Ebony Concerto (Excerpt)
"Good people, just a moment:..." from The Rake's Progress (Opera in Three Acts - Excerpt)
Tango (New Orchestration, 1953)
Greeting Prelude
II. Ma tu, cagion di quella: Madrigale XVIII, Libro quinto from Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa as Cd Annum (Excerpt)
Elegy for J.F.K.
Fanfare for Two Trumpets
II. Exaudi (Excerpts)
III. Dies Irae (Excerpts)
IV. Tuba Mirum (Excerpts)
The Owl and the Pussy-cat
Stravinsky in His Own Words (narrated by John McClure) from Portrait of Stravinsky: Stravinsky in rehearsal (Excerpt)

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