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Stravinsky: Jeu De Cartes, Etc / Neeme Järvi


Release Date: 05/25/2004 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10193   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraRoyal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


It's interesting to note that Neeme Järvi recorded quite a bit of Stravinsky for Chandos--eight or nine discs' worth, most of it very good, and none better than these performances of Jeu de cartes and Orpheus. Indeed, these can rightly claim a place as reference recordings of the works in question, not just for Järvi's idiomatic, straight-ahead conducting, but for the sensational playing of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. To listen to the winds in the former's "Third Deal" or to the fantastically light but precise strings in Orpheus is to enter Stravinskian heaven. The Suite from Histoire du soldat doesn't quite share the same level of executional excellence, but it's pretty fine all the same and it
Read more represents a generous addition to the two ballets on the original release. If you missed these richly recorded performances the first time around, don't make the same mistake twice.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Jeu de cartes by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
2. Orpheus by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
3. L'histoire du soldat by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Switzerland 

Sound Samples

Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Premiere donne (First Deal): Introduction: Alla breve
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Premiere donne (First Deal): Pas d'action: Meno mosso
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Premiere donne (First Deal): Dance Variation: Moderato assai
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Premiere donne (First Deal): Dance of the Joker: Stringendo
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Premiere donne (First Deal): Waltz-Coda: Tranquillo
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Deuxieme donne (Second Deal): March: Marcia
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Deuxieme donne (Second Deal): Variations 1-4: Allegretto
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Deuxieme donne (Second Deal): Variation 5: Pas de quatre: Sostenuto e pesante
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Deuxieme donne (Second Deal): Coda: Piu mosso
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Deuxieme donne (Second Deal): Ensemble: Con moto
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Troisieme donne (Third Deal): Waltz
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Troisieme donne (Third Deal): Battle between Spades and Hearts: Presto
Jeu de cartes (The Card Game): Troisieme donne (Third Deal): Final Dance - Coda: Tempo del principio
Orpheus: Scene 1: weeps for Eurydice: Lento sostenuto
Orpheus: Scene 1: Air de danse: Andante con moto
Orpheus: Scene 1: Dance of the Angel of Death: L'istesso tempo
Orpheus: Scene 1: Interlude
Orpheus: Scene 2: Pas des Furies: Agitato in piano - Sempre alla breve ma meno mosso
Orpheus: Scene 2: Air de danse: Grave - Un poco meno mosso
Orpheus: Scene 2: Air de danse [Conclusion]: L'istesso tempo
Orpheus: Scene 2: Pas d'action: Andantino leggiadro
Orpheus: Scene 2: Pas de deux: Andante sostenuto
Orpheus: Scene 2: Interlude: Moderato assai
Orpheus: Scene 2: Pas d'action: Vivace
Orpheus: Scene 3: 's apotheosis: Lento sostenuto
Histoire du soldat Suite (The Soldier's Tale Suite): I. Marche du soldat (Soldier's March)
Histoire du soldat Suite (The Soldier's Tale Suite): II. Music from Scene 1
Histoire du soldat Suite (The Soldier's Tale Suite): III. Music from Scene 2
Histoire du soldat Suite (The Soldier's Tale Suite): IV. Marche royale (Royal March)
Histoire du soldat Suite (The Soldier's Tale Suite): V. The Little Concert
Histoire du soldat Suite (The Soldier's Tale Suite): VI. 3 Danses (3 Dances): No. 1. Tango
Histoire du soldat Suite (The Soldier's Tale Suite): VI. 3 danses (3 Dances): No. 2. Valse
Histoire du soldat Suite (The Soldier's Tale Suite): VI. 3 danses (3 Dances): No. 3. Ragtime
Histoire du soldat Suite (The Soldier's Tale Suite): VII. Danse du diable (Devil's Dance)
Histoire du soldat Suite (The Soldier's Tale Suite): VIII. Grand Choral (Great Chorale)
Histoire du soldat Suite (The Soldier's Tale Suite): IX. Marche triomphale du diable (The Devil's Triumphant March)

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