Tcherepnin: Le Pavillon d'Armide / Henry Shek, Moscow Symphony

Release Date: 1/15/2021
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8573657
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 66 Minutes

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CD
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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Nikolay Tcherepnin, a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov in St Petersburg, achieved fame as a conductor, directing the premiere of his ballet Le Pavillon d’Armide as the opening to Diaghilev’s first Ballets Russes season in 1911 which also marked the Paris debut of Nijinsky. A work of great importance in the history of modern ballet, with choreography by Fokin, this enchanting score brings to life a Gobelin tapestry in a mysterious and haunted pavilion in the grounds of a French chateau. Cocteau described its effect as ‘better than a poem by Heine, than a story of Poe, than any dream, this is nostalgia for things partly seen, insubstantial and insistent.’ This recording was first released in 1995 on our Marco Polo label, and being the only complete recording of this stunning work currently available. This recording was acclaimed on its initial release, with Classic CD concluding that ‘excellent performances from the Moscow Symphony Orchestra under Henry Shek and sympathetic engineering make this worth seeking out’, and Fanfare stating that ‘the performance is thoroughly convincing and ably recorded... an enjoyable discovery.’
Works on This Recording
1. L'introduction et Scène première (Introduction and First Scene) by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
2. Courantes. Danse des heures (Courante. Dance of the Hours) by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
3. La scène d'animation du Gobelin (The Gobelin Tapestry Comes to Life) by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
4. La plainte d'Armide (Armida's Lamentation) by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
5. Scène: Grand pas d'action: Adagio by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
6. Grande valse noble by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
7. Variation by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
8. Danse des gamins (de petits esclaves éthiopiens) (Dance of the Boys (Little Ethiopian Slaves)) by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
9. Danse des confidentes (Dance of Armida’s Ladies) by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
10. Bacchus et les bacchantes by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
11. Entrée des magiciens et Danse des ombres (Entry of the Magicians and Dance of the Shades) by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
12. Danse des bouffons (Dance of the Clowns) by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
13. Pas d'écharpe (Scarf Dance) by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
14. Pas de deux by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
15. Grande valse finale by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1907 ;
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