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Stravinsky: Petrushka, Pulcinella / Chailly, Concertgebouw


Release Date: 03/14/1995 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 443774   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Anna Caterina AntonacciPietro BalloWilliam Shimell
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

So many recordings came and went during the past couple of decades that it's hard to remember which ones were really good. Certainly this Petrushka stands with the best. It has everything: fabulous playing, lively tempos in the crowd scenes in the first and fourth tableaux, and best of all, a keen attention to rhythm and phrasing that makes the melodies unforgettably vivid. Check out the Russian Dance, for example, for a telling example of how careful attention to accents gives the music an unusual degree of character.

Pulcinella is almost as good--an elegant, immaculately played performance, gracious where it needs to be but once again full of rhythmic spring in the quicker sections (the tarantella and finale are particularly
Read more splendid in this respect). Only a less than appealing bass soloist lets the show down very slightly. These performances have been reissued at various times, but the most recent Decca double may be very hard to find if indeed it still exists at all... this "on demand" Arkivmusic.com reissue is most welcome.

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

1. Pulcinella by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Anna Caterina Antonacci (Soprano), Pietro Ballo (Tenor), William Shimell (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
Notes: Composition written: Switzerland (1919 - 1920). 
2. Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
Notes: Ver: 1947
Composition written: Switzerland (1911).
Composition revised: 1947. 

Sound Samples

Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 1: The Shrovetide Fair - The Crowds - The Conjuring-trick
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 1: Russian Dance
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 2: Petrouchka's Room
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 3: The Moor's Room - Dance of the Ballerina
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 3: Waltz (The Ballerina and the Moor)
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 4: The Shrovetide Fair (Evening)
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 4: Dance of the Wet-nurses
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 4: Dance of the Peasant and the Bear
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 4: The Merchant and the Gipsies
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 4: Dance of the Coachmen and the Grooms
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 4: The Masqueraders
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 4: The Scuffle
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 4: Death of Petrouchka
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 4: The Police and the Charlatan
Petrouchka - Version 1947 - Scene 4: Apparition of Petrouchka's Ghost
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 1. Ouverture: Allegro moderato
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 2. Serenata: Larghetto: "Mentre l'erbetta"
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 3. Scherzino: Allegro
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 4. Allegro
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 5. Andantino
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 6. Allegro
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 7. Ancora poco meno: "Contento forse vivere"
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 8. Allegro assai
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 9. Allegro - alla breve: "Con queste paroline"
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 10. Andante: "Sento dire no'ncè pace"
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 11. Allegro: "Ncè sta quaccuna po" - "Una te falan" zemp
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 12. Presto: "Una te fa la zemprece"
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 13. Allegro - alla breve
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 14. Tarantella
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 15. Andantino: "Se tu m'ami"
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 16. Allegro
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 17. Gavotta con due variazioni
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 18 Vivo
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 19. Tempo di minuetto: "Pupillette, fiammette d'amore"
Pulcinella Ballet in one Act: 20. Allegro assai

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