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Stravinsky: Petrouchka; Le Sacre Du Printemps

Stravinsky / Gatti,Daniele
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 544255   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Daniele Gatti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A century on from its first night, The Rite of Spring retains its revolutionary cachet despite protestations by Richard Taruskin and others that “it was the now-forgotten Nijinsky choreography, far more than Stravinsky’s music, that fomented the famous ‘riot.’” Under Gatti, the Orchestre National de France gives a raw, primitive and darkly intoxicating account of The Rite, with every thudding polyrhythm and gut-grinding dissonance captured in clear, spacious sound. The Parisian woodwind players work miracles of suave, wistful melancholy in Petrouchka (1947), a notch less successful than The Rite but still plenty good. Next: The Firebird and The Symphonies of Wind Instruments, please!
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Works on This Recording

1.
Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Daniele Gatti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
2.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Daniele Gatti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 

Sound Samples

Scene 1: The Shrove-tide Fair
Scene 1: The Conjuring Trick ((Fig 58, P.34)): Scene 1: The Conjuring Trick
Scene 1: Russian Dance ((Fig 64, P.39)): Scene 1: Russian Dance
Scene 2: Petroushka's Room ((Fig 93, P.58)): Scene 2: Petroushka's Room
Scene 3: The Moor's Room ((Fig 120, P.74)): Scene 3: The Moor's Room
Scene 3: Dance of the Ballerina ((1 Bar Before Fig 134, P.81)): Scene 3: Dance of the Ballerina
Scene 3: Waltz (Ballerina and Moor) ((Fig 140, P.83)): Scene 3: Waltz (Ballerina and Moor)
Scene 4: The Shrove-tide Fair (Towards Evening) ((Fig 161, P.95)): Scene 4: The Shrove-tide Fair (Towards Evening)
Scene 4: Dance of the Wet Nurses ((Fig 170, P.104)): Scene 4: Dance of the Wet Nurses
Scene 4: Dance of the Peasant and the Bear ((Fig 188, P.121)): Scene 4: Dance of the Peasant and the Bear
Scene 4: Dance of the Gypsy Girls ((Fig 196, P.126)): Scene 4: Dance of the Gypsy Girls
Scene 4: Dance of the Coachmen and Grooms ((Fig 213, P.136)): Scene 4: Dance of the Coachmen and Grooms
Scene 4: The Masqueraders ((Fig 234, P.152)): Scene 4: The Masqueraders
Scene 4: The Scuffle ((Fig 251, P.165)): Scene 4: The Scuffle
Scene 4: The Death of Petroushka ((Fig 258, P.168)): Scene 4: The Death of Petroushka
Scene 4: Police and the Juggler ((Fig 260, P.169)): Scene 4: Police and the Juggler
Scene 4: Apparition of Petroushka's Double ((Fig 265, P.171)): Scene 4: Apparition of Petroushka's Double
Part One: The Adoration of the Earth: Introduction (Lento - Più mosso - Tempo I)
Part One: The Adoration of the Earth: Auguries of Spring [Dances of the Young Girls] (Tempo giusto)
Part One: The Adoration of the Earth: Mock Abduction (Presto)
Part One: The Adoration of the Earth: Spring Khorovod [Round Dance] (Tranquillo - Sostenuto e pesante - Vivo - Tempo I)
Part One: The Adoration of the Earth: Games of the Rival Clans (Molto allegro)
Part One: The Adoration of the Earth: Procession of the Wise Elder (Molto allegro)
Part One: The Adoration of the Earth: The Wise Elder
Part One: The Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth (Prestissimo)
Part Two: The Sacrifice: Introduction (Largo)
Part Two: The Sacrifice: Mystical Circles of the Young Girls (Andante con moto - Più mosso - Tempo I)
Part Two: The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Chosen One (Vivo)
Part Two: The Sacrifice: The Summoning of the Ancients (Lento)
Part Two: The Sacrifice: Ritual of the Ancients (Lento)
Part Two: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance [The Chosen Victim] (Allegro moderato)
Part Two: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance [The Chosen Victim] (Allegro moderato)

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