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Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky


Release Date: 07/18/1995 
Label:  Dg Masters Catalog #: 445538   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Boris Berman
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An exemplary reading of the Symphony in Three Movements, and a Rite of phenomenal power and amplitude.

Frenzied, eruptive playing from the Israel Philharmonic in Bernstein’s 1982 Rite; certainly not his most orderly account, but forged in the galvanic atmosphere of a live event, amid adrenalin surges which only confrontational music-making can release; a performance of phenomenal power and amplitude. Bernstein’s innate sense of theatre pays dividends in a splendidly graphic Petrushka, the virtuoso orchestral piano part taken here by Boris Berman. The 1919 Firebird Suite, occasionally untidy during Kastchei’s ‘Danse infernale’, is nonetheless vividly emphatic, though less successful than Bernstein’s exemplary reading of
Read more the Symphony in Three Movements of 1945; this, and the viscerally potent, roller-coaster Rite, are highlights of a welcome two-disc set.

-- Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
Venue:  Live  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 37 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1913
Composition written: Switzerland (1911 - 1913).
Composition revised: USA (1943). 
2. Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Boris Berman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
Venue:  Live  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 34 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1947
Composition written: Switzerland (1911).
Composition revised: 1947. 
3. Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1945;   
Date of Recording: 05/1984 
Venue:  Live  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 22 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4. Scènes de ballet by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
Venue:  Live  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 18 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5. Symphony in Three Movements by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
Venue:  Live  Frederic Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
Length: 23 Minutes 1 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre: 1. Introduction
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre: 2. Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre: 3. Jeu du rapt
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre: 4. Rondes printanières
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre: 5. Jeux des cités
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre: 6. Cortège du sage - Le sage
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre: Adoration of the Earth
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre: 7. Danse de la terre
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 2: Le Sacrifice: 1. Introduction
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 2: Le Sacrifice: 2. Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 2: Le Sacrifice: 3. Glorification d'élue
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 2: Le Sacrifice: 4. Évocation des ancêtres
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 2: Le Sacrifice: 5. Action rituelle des ancêtres
Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 2: Le Sacrifice: 6. Danse sacrale: l'élue
Petrouchka / Scene 1: The Shrovetide Fair - The Crowds - The Conjuring-trick
Petrouchka / Scene 1: Russian Dance
Petrouchka / Scene 2: Petrouchka's Room
Petrouchka / Scene 3: The Moor's Room - Dance of the Ballerina
Petrouchka / Scene 3: Waltz (The Ballerina and the Moor)
Petrouchka / Scene 4: The Shrovetide Fair (Evening)
Petrouchka / Scene 4: Dance of the Wet-nurses
Petrouchka / Scene 4: Dance of the Peasant and the Bear
Petrouchka / Scene 4: The Merchant and the Gipsies
Petrouchka / Scene 4: Dance of the Coachmen and the Grooms
Petrouchka / Scene 4: The Masqueraders
Petrouchka / Scene 4: The Scuffle
Petrouchka / Scene 4: Death of Petrouchka
Petrouchka / Scene 4: The Police and the Charlatan
Petrouchka / Scene 4: Apparition of Petrouchka's Ghost
The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Suite (1919): Introduction
The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Suite (1919): Dance of the Firebird
The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Suite (1919): 3. Variation of the Firebird
The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Suite (1919): Round Dance of the Princesses
The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Suite (1919): Infernal Dance of King Kaschei
The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Suite (1919): Berceuse
The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Suite (1919): Finale
Symphony In 3 Movements: 1. Without Indication
Symphony In 3 Movements: 2. Andante -
Symphony In 3 Movements: Interlude: L'istesso tempo
Symphony In 3 Movements: 3. Con moto
Scènes de ballet: Introduction
Scènes de ballet: Danses (corps de ballet)
Scènes de ballet: Variation (Ballerina)
Scènes de ballet: Pantomime
Scènes de ballet: Pas de deux
Scènes de ballet: Pantomime
Scènes de ballet: Variation (Dancer)
Scènes de ballet: Variation (Ballerina)
Scènes de ballet: Pantomime
Scènes de ballet: Danses (Corps de Ballet)
Scènes de ballet: Apothéose

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