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Pierre Boulez Conducts Stravinsky


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985465172  
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony OrchestraNew York PhilharmonicEnsemble InterContemporain,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The ever-more comprehensive Sony Classical Masters series is pleased to announce ten new releases. Ranging from symphony cycles to solo piano music, these budget-priced box sets celebrate some of the leading musicians of recent times. Pierre Boulez transformed the musical tastes of a generation with his groundbreaking, lucid interpretations of early 20th-century repertoire. Gramophone wrote that his death in 2016 marked “the end of a whole way of perceiving music”. This collection of three CDs brings together the key early ballet scores of Stravinsky with a number of other works by the Russian composer, all recorded with ensembles with whom Boulez maintained a close relationship. With the New York Philharmonic are recordings of the Firebird Read more and the Pulcinella suite, Petrushka, the tone poem Chant du rossignol and the Symphonies of Wind Instruments. His famed Rite of Spring, recorded with the Cleveland Orchestra, is “meticulously contemplated” (BBC Music Magazine), and Gramophone described his Firebird suite with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as a “clear, sharp-edged” recording. True to surprising form, Boulez recorded not the commonly heard Firebird suites from 1919 or 1945, but Stravinsky’s original version of 1910. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1945;   
2.
Pulcinella Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922/1947; France 
3.
Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; Russia 
4.
Suite no 1 for small Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1925; France 
5.
Suite no 2 for small Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; France 
6.
Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
7.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
8.
Symphonies of Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
9.
Chant du rossignol by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Switzerland 
10.
Firebird by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 

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