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The Year 1917: Music in Turbulent Times


Release Date: 01/27/2017 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4796969   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ottorino RespighiBéla BartókManuel de FallaGustav Holst,   ... 
Performer:  Julius DrakeIan BostridgeEric SchneiderAnna Prohaska,   ... 
Conductor:  Giuseppe SinopoliPierre BoulezLorin MaazelWilliam Steinberg,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York PhilharmonicChicago Symphony OrchestraBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

1917 was a year of turbulence – both artistically and politically. It was the penultimate year of World War One, the year of the Russian Revolution, and a year that saw artistic and cultural changes take place. This compilation explores the music inspired by the turbulent times at the beginning of the twentieth century. 1917 was a year of turbulence – both artistically and politically. It was the penultimate year of World War One, the year of the Russian Revolution, and a year that saw artistic and cultural changes take place. This compilation explores the music inspired by the turbulent times at the beginning of the twentieth century. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fountains of Rome: Fountain of Trevi at Mid-day by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; Rome, Italy 
2.
Wooden Prince, Op. 13/Sz 60: Dance of the Princess with the Wooden Doll by Béla Bartók
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Hungary 
3.
El sombrero de tres picos: Miller's Wife "Fandango" by Manuel de Falla
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
4.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Saturn by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
5.
To Gratiana Dancing and Singing by William Denis Browne
Performer:  Julius Drake (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
6.
In Flanders Fields by Charles Ives
Performer:  Eric Schneider (Piano), Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
7.
Panzerschlacht by Hanns Eisler
Performer:  Anna Prohaska (Soprano), Eric Schneider (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; Austria 
8.
Die letzte Elegie by Hanns Eisler
Performer:  Anna Prohaska (Soprano), Eric Schneider (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
9.
Die Heimkehr by Hanns Eisler
Performer:  Anna Prohaska (Soprano), Eric Schneider (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; Austria 
10.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, H 125: II. Allegro ma non troppo by Frank Bridge
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Benjamin Britten (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913-1917; England 
11.
Les soirs qu'illuminait par l'ardeur du charbon by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Philippe Cassard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
12.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Monique Haas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
13.
Symphony no 3 "Pastoral": 2nd movement, Lento moderato by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
14.
Parade by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte-Carlo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
15.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor: 1st movement, Allegro vivo by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano), Augustin Dumay (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
16.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19: 1st movement, Andantino-Andante assai by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Shlomo Mintz (Violin)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
17.
Les noces: no 1, La tresse by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Paul Hudson (Bass), Patricia Parker (Mezzo Soprano), Anny Mory (Soprano),
John Mitchinson (Tenor), Martha Argerich (Piano), Cyprien Katsaris (Piano),
Krystian Zimerman (Piano), Homero Francesch (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Bach Festival Percussion Ensemble,  English Bach Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
18.
Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USSR 

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