Robert Craft

Biography

Born: October 20, 1923  
Robert Lawson Craft is an American conductor, noted for his association with Igor Stravinsky and his championing of the music of Anton Webern and other composers of the Second Viennese School.

Craft had a middle-class upbringing in upstate New York. After service as an Army medic during World War II, he studied at Juilliard and Berkshire Music Center and privately with Pierre Monteux. From 1947 to 1950 he conducted the Chamber Arts
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His conducting led to a meeting with the 65-year-old Igor Stravinsky, who hired him as musical assistant and secretary. Moving to Stravinsky's home in Los Angeles, Craft assisted him with the English text of the opera The Rake's Progress. Craft also conducted two concert series in Los Angeles, the Evenings-on-the-Roof and its successor, the Monday Evening Concerts. Again, he scheduled music of Schoenberg, Webern, Varèse, late Stravinsky, and older music such as that of Gesualdo.

After the premiere of The Rake in 1951, Stravinsky found himself creatively blocked, but also unexpectedly stimulated by hearing Craft's performance of Schoenberg's Septet. The Russian master (generally considered the greatest rival of Schoenberg and his school) now asked Craft to provide some Schoenberg and Webern scores for study. Craft also gave Stravinsky Ernst Krenek's invaluable teaching books on the 12-tone system. Over the next few years Stravinsky startled the musical world by embracing Schoenberg's system. Craft's position with Stravinsky altered from assistant to collaborator. The composer welcomed Craft's suggestions and advice even to the shaping of some of his late works. Craft also began rehearsing orchestras for Stravinsky to conduct in concert and for a great series of recordings for Columbia Records, making both endeavors possible.

In connection with the composer's 75th birthday, Craft suggested that he and Stravinsky prepare a written interview dealing with the most frequently asked questions and release it to the press rather than subject the old man to long, repetitive personal interviews. This format proved so successful that Craft and Stravinsky co-wrote several volumes of Stravinsky's memoirs and thoughts on music. After Stravinsky's death, Craft continued to edit Stravinsky documentation and write his own memories of life with Stravinsky.

Craft has pursued his own career as a lecturer, conductor, writer, and musicologist. While recording the Columbia Stravinsky cycle, he used odd moments available during recording sessions to produce the first integral recordings of the complete numbered works of Anton Webern. The turn of the century found him recording the works of Stravinsky and of Schoenberg for Koch International Classics.

He is a highly skilled and precise conductor who could no doubt have established a career of higher profile if he were more interested in the standard repertory and if he had not devoted much of his time to Stravinsky, both during and after the master's life. But he has gone firmly on record as saying the opportunity to know and work with the great man was, without doubt on his part, fully worth the trade-off. Read less
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    Anton Webern: Vocal And Chamber Works
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557516 Release Date: 04/14/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Webern,  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Tony Arnold,  Jacob Greenberg,  Claire Booth,  Charles Neidich  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fred Sherry String Quartet,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Simon Joly Chorus
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    Schoenberg: Klavierstucke, Suite, Concerto, Lieder / Glenn Gould
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 541364 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Glenn Gould,  Israel Baker,  John Horton,  Robert Mann  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra,  Juilliard String Quartet
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    Great Ballet
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501055 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Igor Stravinsky,  Maurice Ravel,  Aram Khachaturian  ... 
    Conductor:  André Anichanov,  Andrew Mogrelia,  Robert Craft,  Alexander Rahbari  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra,  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    My First Ballet Album
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8578205 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Darius Milhaud,  Alexander Glazunov,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari,  Jean-Claude Casadesus,  Ondrej Lenárd,  Theodore Kuchar  ... 
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    My First Classical Music Album
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8578203 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Antonio Vivaldi,  John Adams,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Takako Nishizaki,  Dong-Suk Kang,  Pascal Devoyon,  Jürgen Schuster  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Halász,  Stephen Gunzenhauser,  Marin Alsop,  Mats Rondin  ... 
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    Stravinsky: Duo Concertant, Sonata For 2 Pianos, Requiem Canticles / Frautschi, Denk, Craft
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557532 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Jennifer Frautschi,  Jeremy Denk,  Maarten Van Raat,  Ralph van Raat  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Simon Joly Chorus,  20th Century Classics Ensemble
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    Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine;  Bach / Craft
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 62656 Release Date: 04/22/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Melvin Brown,  Archi Drake,  Richard Levitt,  Adrienne Albert  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gregg Smith Singers,  Texas Boy's Choir Fort Worth,  Columbia Baroque Ensemble  ... 
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    Schoenberg: String Trio, Four Pieces For Mixed Chorus / Craft, London Sinfonietta
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557529 Release Date: 03/30/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Fred Sherry,  Toby Appel,  Alan R. Kay,  Charles Neidich  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Sinfonietta members,  Simon Joly Chorus
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    The Works Of Arnold Schoenberg Vol 2 - The Robert Craft Edition
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8506023 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Catherine Wyn-Rogers,  Sioned Williams,  Tim Carey,  John Alley  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  20th Century Classics Ensemble,  Simon Joly Chorus  ... 
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    The Devil's Music
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8578085-86 Release Date: 09/29/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Charles Gounod,  Robert Schumann,  György Ligeti,  Johann Strauss Jr.  ... 
    Performer:  Samuel Ramey,  Idil Biret,  Laurent Martin,  Ashley Wass  ... 
    Conductor:  Julius Rudel,  Johannes Wildner,  Alfred Walter,  Christian Benda  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra,  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    The Works Of Arnold Schoenberg Vol 1 / Robert Craft
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8505223 Release Date: 09/29/2009   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg,  Johannes Brahms,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  David Wilson-Johnson,  Jeremy Denk,  Mark Beesley,  Fred Sherry  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fred Sherry String Quartet,  Simon Joly Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Webern: Vocal and Orchestral Works / Craft, Arnold, Booth, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557531 Release Date: 07/28/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Webern
    Performer:  Tony Arnold,  Claire Booth,  David Wilson-Johnson
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  20th Century Classics Ensemble,  Simon Joly Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / West, Garrison, Cheek, Craft, Orchestra Of St. Luke's
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8660272-73 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Jeffrey Johnson,  Shirley Love,  Melvin Lowery,  Jayne West  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Gregg Smith Singers
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    Stravinsky: The Ballets / Robert Craft
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8506009 Release Date: 03/31/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Mark Wait,  Alan Ewing,  Susan Bickley,  Martyn Hill  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Stravinsky: Symphony In C, Symphony In 3 Movements / Craft, Philharmonia Orchestra
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557507 Release Date: 01/27/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Robert Kraft,  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  20th Century Classics Ensemble,  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Schoenberg: Violin Concerto, A Survivor From Warsaw, Etc / Craft, Schulte
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557528 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Rolf Schulte,  Jeremy Denk
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Joly Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Fred Sherry String Quartet
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    Schoenberg: Pelleas Und Melisande, Erwartung / Craft, Silja
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557527 Release Date: 08/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Anja Silja
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No 2, Die Glückliche Hand, Wind Quintet / Beesley, Craft
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557526 Release Date: 04/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Mark Beesley,  William Purvis,  Charles Neidich,  Stephen Taylor  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Simon Joly Chorus,  New York Woodwind Quintet
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  • 19.
    A Portrait Of Igor Stravinsky - His Works, His Life
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8558186-87 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Peter Hill,  Ian Bostridge,  Alison Wells,  Alan Ewing  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft,  Stefan Sanderling,  Nicholas Ward,  Brett Kelly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Bournemouth Sinfonietta,  International Piano Quartet  ... 
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  • 20.
    Stravinsky: Later Ballets / Robert Craft, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557506 Release Date: 12/11/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Mark Wait
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  20th Century Classics Ensemble  ... 
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    Schoenberg: Six Songs for Soprano and Orchestra / Craft, Welch-Babidge
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557525 Release Date: 10/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Jennifer Welch-Babidge,  David Wilson-Johnson
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Simon Joly Chorus
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  • 22.
    Stravinsky: Violin Concerto, Etc / Frautschi, Craft, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557508 Release Date: 07/31/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Jennifer Frautschi
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Gregg Smith Singers  ... 
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    Stravinsky: Song Of The Nightingale, Etc / Craft, Columbia Symphony Orchestra Et Al
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 46302 Release Date: 06/08/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Richard Frisch,  Sanford Schonbach,  George Neikrug,  Otis Igleman  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Columbia Chamber Orchestra,  Ithaca College Concert Choir
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    Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Etc / Craft, Wyn-rogers, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557523 Release Date: 03/27/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Eileen Hulse,  Anja Silja,  Catherine Wyn-Rogers
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra members,  20th Century Classics Ensemble,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: Histoire Du Soldat (Suite), Etc / Craft, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557505 Release Date: 01/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Gordon Gottlieb,  Michael Powell,  Chris Gekker,  William Blount  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's members,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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Biography

Born: October 20, 1923  
Robert Lawson Craft is an American conductor, noted for his association with Igor Stravinsky and his championing of the music of Anton Webern and other composers of the Second Viennese School.

Craft had a middle-class upbringing in upstate New York. After service as an Army medic during World War II, he studied at Juilliard and Berkshire Music Center and privately with Pierre Monteux. From 1947 to 1950 he conducted the Chamber Arts
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 42: Andante
Molto allegro [Bar 176]
Tableau I: The Shrove-Tide Fair
Tableau I: The Mountebank
Tableau I: Russian Dance
Tableau II: In Petrushka's Cell (Impetuoso)
Tableau III: The Blackamoor
Tableau III: The Ballerina
Tableau III: Valse - Ballerina and Blackamoor (Lento cantabile)
Tableau IV: The Shrove-Tide Fair
Tableau IV: The Dance of the Wet-Nurses
Tableau IV: Peasant with Bear
Tableau IV: Gypsies and a Rake Vendor
Tableau IV: Dance of the Coachmen
Tableau IV: Masqueraders
Tableau IV: The Scuffle (Blackmoor and Petrushka)
Tableau IV: Death of Petrushka
Tableau IV: Police and the Juggler
Tableau IV: Vociferation of Petrushka's Ghost
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Introduction -
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls -
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of Abduction -
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds -
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of the River Tribes -
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth
Part II: The Sacrifice: Introduction -
Part II: The Sacrifice: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls -
Part II: The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Chosen One -
Part II: The Sacrifice: Evocation of the Ancestors -
Part II: The Sacrifice: Ritual Action of the Ancestors -
Part II: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance
Prelude
Exaudi
Dies irae -
Tuba mirum
Interlude
Rex tremendae
Lacrimosa
Libera me
Postlude
No. 1. Unentrinnbar
No. 2. Du sollst nicht, du musst
No. 3. Mond und Menschen
No. 4. Der Wunsch des Liebhabers
No. 1. Am Scheideweg
No. 2. Vielseitigkeit
No. 3. Der neue Klassizismus
No. 1. Weiss wie Lilien
No. 2. Ziehn die Schafe
No. 1. Du, der ich's nicht sage
No. 2. Du machst mich allein
No. 1. Sehr ruhig und zart
No. 2. Lebhaft und zart bewegt
No. 3. Sehr langsam und ausserst ruhig
No. 4. Fliessend, ausserst zart
No. 5. Sehr fliessend
No. 1. Wiese im Park
No. 2. Die Einsame
No. 3. In der Fremde
No. 4. Ein Winterabend
No. 1. Die Sonne
No. 2. Abendland I
No. 3. Abendland II
No. 4. Abendland III
No. 5. Nachts
No. 6. Gesang einer gefangenen Amsel
No. 1. Das Kreuz, das musst' er tragen
No. 2. Morgenlied
No. 3. In Gottes Namen aufstehn
No. 4. Mein Weg geht jetzt voruber
No. 5. Fahr hin, o Seel', zu deinem Gott
Schweigt auch die Welt, aus Farben ist immer (The World, Through Silent, Is Always Full of Colours)
Sehr tief verhalten innerst Leben (Buried Deep, Innermost Life Sings)
Schopfen aus Brunnen des Himmels nach Wassen des Worts (To Draw From Heaven's Springs)
Leichteste Burden der Baume trag ich durch die Raume: die Dufte (Through Space I Carry the Tree's Lightest Burden)
Freundselig ist das Wort (Kindly Is The Word)
Gelockert aus dem Schosse (Delivered From the Womb)
Prelude
Act I Scene 1: Duet and Trio: The woods are green... (Anne, Tom, Trulove)
Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Anne, my dear... (Trulove, Anne, Tom)
Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Here I stand... (Tom)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Since it is not by merit... (Tom)
Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Tom Rakewell? (Nick, Tom)
Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Fair lady... (Nick)
Act I Scene 1: Quartet: I wished but once... (Tom, Nick, Anne, Trulove)
Act I Scene 1: Recitative: I'll call the coachman, sir (Nick, Trulove)
Act I Scene 1: Duettino: Farewell, farewell... (Anne, Tom)
Act I Scene 1: Recitative: All is ready, sir (Nick, Tom)
Act I Scene 1: Arioso: Dear Father Trulove... (Tom)
Act I Scene 1: Terzettino: Laughter and light... (Tom, Anne, Trulove, Nick)
Act I Scene 2: Chorus: With air commanding... (Roaring boys, Whores)
Act I Scene 2: Recitative and Scene: Come, Tom... (Nick, Mother Goose, Tom)
Act I Scene 2: Chorus: Soon dawn will glitter... (Roaring boys, Whores, Nick)
Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Brothers of Mars... (Nick)
Act I Scene 2: Cavatina: Love, too frequently betrayed... (Tom)
Act I Scene 2: Chorus: How sad a song (Whores, Mother Goose)
Act I Scene 2: Chorus: The sun is bright (Chorus, Nick)
Act I Scene 3: Introduction
Act I Scene 3: Recitative: No word from Tom (Anne)
Act I Scene 3: Aria: Quietly, night... (Anne)
Act I Scene 3: Recitative: My father! (Anne)
Act I Scene 3: Cabaletta: I go, I go to him (Anne)
Act II Scene 1: Introduction
Act II Scene 1: Aria: Vary the song (Tom)
Act II Scene 1: Recitative: O Nature, green unnatural mother... (Tom)
Act II Scene 1: Aria: Always the quarry... (Tom)
Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Master, are you alone? (Nick, Tom)
Act II Scene 1: Aria: In youth the panting slave... (Nick)
Act II Scene 1: Duet-Finale: My tale shall be told... (Tom, Nick)
Act II Scene 2: Introduction
Act II Scene 2: Recitative and Arioso: How strange! (Anne)
Act II Scene 2: Duet: Anne! Here! (Tom, Anne)
Act II Scene 2: Recitative: My love, am I to remain in here forever? (Baba, Ann, Tom)
Act II Scene 2: Trio: Could it then... (Anne, Tom, Baba)
Act II Scene 2: Finale: I have not run away... (Baba, Tom, Town People)
Act II Scene 3: Aria: As I was saying... (Baba, Tom)
Act II Scene 3: Baba's Song (Baba)
Act II Scene 3: Aria: Scorned! Abused! Neglected! (Baba)
Act II Scene 3: Recitative: My heart is cold... (Tom)
Act II Scene 3: Pantomime (Nick)
Act II Scene 3: Recitative - Arioso - Recitative: Awake? (Nick, Tom)
Act II Scene 3: Duet: Thanks to this excellent device... (Tom, Nick)
Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Forgive me, master... (Nick, Tom)
I. Sinfonia: Allegro
II. Theme and Variations
III. Finale
I. Tempo giusto
II. Allegretto
III. Con moto
I. Moderato alla breve
II. Larghetto concertante
III. Allegretto
IV. Largo - Tempo giusto, alla breve
I. Half note = 80
II. Andante - Interlude
III. Con moto
I. Poco allegro
II. Andante grazioso
III. Finale: Allegro
Anfang -
Lebhaft -
Sehr rasch -
(Rehearsal No. 23) -
Langsam -
Sehr langsam -
Sehr langsam
Scene 1: Hier hinein?
Scene 2: Ist das noch der Weg?
Scene 3: Da kommt ein Licht!
Scene 4: Er ist auch nicht da
I. Adagio
II. Con fuoco
Scene 1: Still, o schweige
Scene 2: Ja, o ja! Das Bluhen, o Sehnsucht
Scene 3: Das kann man einfacher!
Scene 4: Musstest du's wieder erleben
Premiere donne (First Deal): Alla breve - Moderato assai - Tranquillo
Deuxieme donne (Second Deal): Alla breve - Marcia - Variations I-V - Coda - Marcia
Troisieme donne (Third Deal): Alla breve - Valse - Presto - Tempo del principio
Marche - Introduction
Pas d'Action - Con moto
Theme varie
Pas-de-deux - Andante sostenuto
Marche - Conclusion
I. Allegro
II. Andante rapsodico
III. Allegro capriccioso ma sempre giusto
No. 1. Natur (Nature)
No. 2. Das Wappenschild (The Coat-of-Arms)
No. 3. Sehnsucht (Longing)
No. 4. Nie ward ich, Herrin, mud' (Ne'er, Mistress, did I weary)
No. 5. Voll jener Susse (Filled with that sweetness)
No. 6. Wenn Voglein klagen (When little birds twitter)
No. 1. Hemmung (Inhibitions)
No. 2. Das Gesetz (The Law)
No. 3. Ausdrucksweise (Expression)
No. 4. Gluck (Happiness)
No. 5. Landsknechte (Mercenaries)
No. 6. Verbundenheit
I. Toccata
II. Aria I
III. Aria II
IV. Capriccio
Part I: Introduction -
Part I: The Augurs of Spring (Dance of the Young Girls) -
Part I: Ritual of Abduction -
Part I: Spring Rounds (Round Dance) -
Part I: Ritual of the Rival Tribes -
Part I: Procession of the Sage -
Part I: The Sage -
Part I: Dance of the Earth
Part II: Introduction -
Part II: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls -
Part II: Glorification of the Chosen One -
Part II: Evocation of the Ancestors -
Part II: Ritual Action of the Ancestors -
Part II: Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
Part I: No. 1. Moondrunk
Part I: No. 2. Columbine
Part I: No. 3. The Dandy
Part I: No. 4. An Ethereal Washerwoman
Part I: No. 5. Chopin Waltz
Part I: No. 6. Madonna
Part I: No. 7. The Sick Moon
Part II: No. 8. Night
Part II: No. 9. Prayer to Pierrot
Part II: No. 10. Theft
Part II: No. 11. Red Mass
Part II: No. 12. Gallows Song
Part II: No. 13. Beheading
Part II: No. 14. The Crosses
Part III: No. 15. Homesickness
Part III: No. 16. Vulgarity
Part III: No. 17. Parody
Part III: No. 18. The Moonspot
Part III: No. 19. Serenade
Part III: No. 20. Homeward Bound
Part III: No. 21. O Ancient Fragrance
No. 1. Seraphita
No. 2. Alle, welche dich Suchen
No. 3. Mach mich zum Wachter deiner Weiten
No. 4. Vorgefuhler
I. The Soldier's March
II. Music from Scene 1
III. Music from Scene 2, "Pastorale"
IV. The Royal March, "Pasadoble"
V. Little March
VI. 3 Dances: No. 1. Tango. No. 2. Waltz. No. 3. Ragtime
VII. The Devil's Dance
VIII. Petit / Grand Chorale
IX. Triumphal March of the Devil
No. 1. Kornilo
No. 2. Natashka
No. 3. Polkovnik (The Colonel)
No. 4. Starets i zayats (The Old Man and the Hare)
No. 1. Nezabudochka tsvetochek' (The Little Forget-Me-Not Flower)
No. 2. Golub' (The Dove)
I. (Premonitions)
II. (The Past)
III. (Chord-Colours)
IV. (Peripeteia)
V. (The Obbligato Recitative)
A Lyke-Wake Dirge (Versus I; Prelude)
Ricercar I: The Maidens Came
A Lyke-Wake Dirge (Versus II; 1st Interlude)
Ricercar II: Tomorrow Shall Be
A Lyke-Wake Dirge (Versus III; 2nd Interlude)
Westron Wind
A Lyke-Wake Dirge (Versus IV; Postlude)
I. Psalm 38, verses 13 and 14
II. Psalm 39, verses 1 to 5
III. Psalm 150 (entire)
I. March
II. Minuet
III. Variations
IV. Sonnet by Petrarch
V. Dance Steps
VI. Song Without Words
VII. Finale
I. Introduction
II. Theme
III. Variation I
IV. Variation II
V. Variation III
VI. Variation IV
VII. Variation V
VIII. Variation VI
IX. Variation VII
X. Variation VIII
XI. Variation IX
XII. Finale
I. Overture
II. Serenata: Mentre l'erbetta
III. Scherzino - Allegro - Andantino - Allegro
IV. Allegretto: Contento forse vivere
V. Allegro assai
VI. Allegro (alla breve): Con queste paroline
VII. Largo: Sento dire no' nce pace
VIII. Chi disse ca la femmena
IX. Allegro: Nce sta quaccuna po'
X. Presto: Una te fa la ?nzemprece
XI. Larghetto
XII. Allegro alla breve
XIII. Allegro moderato: Tarantella
XIV. Andantino: Se tu m'ami
XV. Toccata
XVI. Allegro moderato: Gavotta with 2 Variations: Allegretto - Allegro
XVII. Vivo
XVIII. Minuet: Pupillette - fiammette
XIX. Finale: Allegro assai
Scene I
Scene II
Scene III
Scene IV
Mein Herz in steten Treuen (My Heart Forever True)
Der Mai tritt ein mit Freuden (May Arrives With Joy)
Es gingen zwei Gespielen gut (Two Good Maiden Friends) (arr. A. Schoenberg)
Schein uns, du liebe Sonne (Shine on Us, Dear Sun) (arr. A. Schoenberg)
I. Overture
II. Adagio
III. Minuet
IV. Gavotte
V. Gigue
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): Introduction
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): The Augurs of Spring / Dances of the Young Girls
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): Ritual of Abduction
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): Spring Rounds
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): Ritual of the Rival Tribes
Part I (Adoration of the Earth): Dance of the Earth
Part II (The Sacrifice): Introduction
Part II (The Sacrifice): Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
Part II (The Sacrifice): Glorification of the Chosen One
Part II (The Sacrifice): Evocation of the Ancestors
Part II (The Sacrifice): Ritual Action of the Ancestors
Part II (The Sacrifice): Sacrificial Dance
Scene I: Lento sostenuto
Scene I: Air de Danse
Scene I: Dance of the Angel of Death
Scene I: Interlude
Scene II: Dance of the Furies
Scene II: Air de Danse
Scene II: Interlude
Scene II: Air de Danse
Scene II: Pas d'action
Scene II: Pas de deux
Scene II: Interlude
Scene II: Pas d'action
Scene III: Apotheosis
Introduction
Scene I: Night. Kastchei's Enchanted Garden
Scene I: The Firebird enters, pursued by Ivan Tsarevich
Scene I: The Firebird's Dance
Scene I: Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird
Scene I: The Firebird begs to be released
Scene I: Entrance of the Thirteen Enchanted Princesses
Scene I: The Princesses play with the golden apples (Scherzo)
Scene I: Ivan Tsarevich appears
Scene I: The Princesses' Khorovod (Round Dance)
Scene I: Daybreak
Scene I: Ivan Tsarevich, entering Kastchei's palace...
Scene I: The entrance of Kastchei the Immortal
Scene I: Dialogue between Kastchei and Ivan Tsarevich
Scene I: The Princesses plead for mercy
Scene I: The Firebird enters
Scene I: Dance of Kastchei's retinue under the Firebird's magic spell
Scene I: Infernal Dance of Kastchei and his subjects under the Firebird's magic spell
Scene I: The Firebird's Lullaby
Scene I: Kastchei awakens
Scene I: Kastchei's death
Scene II: Kastchei's spell is broken, his palace disappears, and the Petrified Knights return to life. General Thanksgiving....
Tableau I: The Shrove-Tide Fair
Tableau I: The Mountebank
Tableau I: Russian Dance
Tableau II: In Petrushka's Cell (Impetuoso)
Tableau III: The Blackamoor
Tableau III: The Ballerina
Tableau III: Valse - Ballerina and Blackamoor (Lento cantabile)
Tableau IV: The Shrove-Tide Fair
Tableau IV: The Dance of the Wet-Nurses
Tableau IV: Peasant with Bear
Tableau IV: Gypsies and a Rake Vendor
Tableau IV: Dance of the Coachmen
Tableau IV: Masqueraders
Tableau IV: The Scuffle (Blackmoor and Petrushka)
Tableau IV: Death of Petrushka
Tableau IV: Police and the Juggler
Tableau IV: Vociferation of Petrushka's Ghost
Prologue
Introducing Creon
Introducing Tiresias
Introducing Jocasta
Introducing the Messenger
Epilogue
Scene 1: The Tresses (At the Bride's House)
Scene 2: At the Bridegroom's House
Scene 3: The Departure of the Bride
Scene 4: The Wedding Feast
Part I: Orchestral Prelude
Part I: Nun dampft die Dammrung jeden Ton (Waldemar)
Part I: O, wenn des Mondes Strahlen leise gleiten (Tove)
Part I: Ross! Mein Ross! Was schleichst du so trag! (Waldemar)
Part I: Sterne jubeln, das Meer, es leuchtet (Tove)
Part I: So tanzen die Engel vor Gottes Thron nicht (Waldemar)
Part I: Nun sag' ich dir zum ersten Mal (Tove)
Part I: Es ist Mitternachtszeit (Waldemar)
Part I: Du sendest mir einen Liebesblick (Tove)
Part I: Du wunderliche Tove! (Waldemar)
Part I: Orchestral Interlude
Part I: Tauben von Gurre! Sorge qualt mich (Voice of the Wood Dove)
Praeludium
Gavotte - Musette - Gavotte
Intermezzo
Menuett - Trio - Menuett da capo
Gigue
Unterm Schutz von dichten Blattergrunden
Hain in diesen Paradiesen
Als Neuling trat ich ein in dein Gehege
Da meine Lippen reglos sind und brennen
Saget mir, auf welchem Pfade
Jedem Werke bin ich furder tot
Angst und Hoffen wechselnd mich beklemmen
Wenn ich heut nicht deinen Leib beruhre
Streng ist uns das Gluck und sprode
Das schone Beet betracht ich mir im Harren
Als wir hinter dem bebluhmten Tore
Wenn sich bei heiliger Ruh in tiefen Matten
Du lehnest wider eine Silberweide
Sprich nicht immer von dem Laub
Wir bevolkerten die abend dustern Lauben
I. Ruhig, schreitend
II. Variationen
I. Langsam
II. Bewegt
III. Massig
IV. Sehr massig
V. Sehr langsam
VI. Langsam
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