Igor Stravinsky: A Portrait

Igor Stravinsky: A Portrait

     
 

Since Naxos acquired a large number of Stravinsky recordings from Koch International Classics and MusicMasters, it's in a fine position to release two discs' worth of performances for this 2008 compilation, Igor Stravinsky: A Portrait, a survey that is quite representative of the composer's highly varied oeuvre. Ranging from "TheSee more details below

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Since Naxos acquired a large number of Stravinsky recordings from Koch International Classics and MusicMasters, it's in a fine position to release two discs' worth of performances for this 2008 compilation, Igor Stravinsky: A Portrait, a survey that is quite representative of the composer's highly varied oeuvre. Ranging from "The Firebird" (1910) to the "Requiem Canticles" (1966), this compilation of excerpts crams in as much of Stravinsky's music as would make a worthwhile presentation, though without lingering too long over any single work. Newcomers should be aware that the selections are very short pieces or sections of much longer works, so if certain examples appeal, the full works are available on the label's multi-volume series or on many other recordings. One may actually choose to sample the pieces here first, but shop around for better recordings elsewhere, since the playing on these tracks is not always the most polished or attractive, despite the best intentions of the most represented conductor, Robert Craft, or the other musicians assembled here; however, the recording quality in most cases is fine to exceptional. The two discs are accompanied by a hefty booklet that provides ample biographical information, rarely seen photographs, and background for the works.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2008
Label:
Naxos Educational
UPC:
0636943818626
catalogNumber:
8558186-87
Rank:
291905

Tracks

  1. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Introduction  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  2. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Scene I: Night. Kashchey's Enchanted Garden  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  3. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Scene I: The Firebird enters, pursued by Ivan Tsar  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  4. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Scene I: The Firebird's Dance  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  5. Petrushka, movements (3) for piano: Movement 1: Danse Russe  - Igor Stravinsky  - Peter Hill
  6. Petrushka, movements (3) for piano: Movement 2: Chez Pétrouchka  - Igor Stravinsky  - Peter Hill
  7. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Part I: The Adoration of the Earth. Introduction  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  8. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Part I: The Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  9. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Part I: The Adoration of the Earth. Ritual of Abdu  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  10. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Part I: The Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  11. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Part I: The Adoration of the Earth. Ritual of the  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  12. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Part I: The Adoration of the Earth. Procession of  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  13. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Part I: The Adoration of the Earth. The Sage  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  14. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Part I: The Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the E  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  15. Pieces (3) for string quartet: No. 1  - Igor Stravinsky  -  Goldner String Quartet
  16. Pieces (3) for string quartet: No. 2  - Igor Stravinsky  -  Goldner String Quartet
  17. Berceuses du Chat (4), song cycle for voice & 3 clarinets or piano  - Igor Stravinsky  - Brett Kelly  -  Schirmer Ensemble  - Ingrid Silveus
  18. L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments: Tango  - Igor Stravinsky  -  Northern Chamber Orchestra  - Nicholas Ward
  19. L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments: Valse  - Igor Stravinsky  -  Northern Chamber Orchestra  - Nicholas Ward
  20. L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments: Ragtime  - Igor Stravinsky  -  Northern Chamber Orchestra  - Nicholas Ward
  21. Les Noces I (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra: Scene 4: The Wedding Feast  - Igor Stravinsky  - Susan Bickley  - Robert Craft  - Alan Ewing  - Martyn Hill  - Alison Wells  -  Simon Joly Chorale  -  Tristan Fry Percussion Ensemble
  22. Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Act 1. Polidoro. Il Flaminio (Serenata - Larghetto  - Igor Stravinsky  - Ian Bostridge  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - Stefan Sanderling
  23. Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Act 1. Trio Sonata. Movement 2 (Scherzino)  - Igor Stravinsky  - Ian Bostridge  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - Stefan Sanderling
  24. Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Act 1. Trio Sonata. Movement 3 (Allegro)  - Igor Stravinsky  - Ian Bostridge  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - Stefan Sanderling
  25. Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Act 1. Trio Sonata. Movement 8 (Andantino)  - Igor Stravinsky  - Ian Bostridge  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - Stefan Sanderling
  26. Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Act 1. Vanella. Lo frante 'nnammorato. (Allegro)  - Igor Stravinsky  - Ian Bostridge  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - Stefan Sanderling
  27. Symphonies of Wind Instruments, for 24 wind instruments (1920 version)  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble
  28. Sonata for piano: Movement 2: Adagietto  - Igor Stravinsky  - Peter Hill
  29. Otche Nash' (Pater Noster), for chorus  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  Gregg Smith Singers
  30. Oedipus Rex, opera-oratorio in 2 acts: Epilogue  - Igor Stravinsky  - Joseph Cornwell  - Robert Craft  - Martyn Hill  - Jennifer Lane  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - David Wilson-Johnson  -  Simon Joly Chorale  - Andrew Greenan  - Robert Fox
  31. Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra: Pas de deux: Apollo and Terpsichore  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  32. Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra: Coda: Apollo and the Muses  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  33. Symphony of Psalms, for chorus & orchestra: Movement 3: Psalm 150  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  -  Simon Joly Chorale
  34. Concerto for 2 solo pianos: Movement I: Con moto  - Igor Stravinsky  - Benjamin Frith  - Peter Hill
  35. Violin Concerto in D major: Movement 3: Aria  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Jennifer Frautschi
  36. Concerto for chamber orchestra in E flat major ("Dumbarton Oaks"): Movement I: Tempo giusto  - Igor Stravinsky  -  Northern Chamber Orchestra  - Nicholas Ward
  37. Tango, for piano  - Igor Stravinsky  - Peter Hill
  38. Danses concertantes, for chamber orchestra: March - Introduction  - Igor Stravinsky  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - Stefan Sanderling
  39. Symphony in Three Movements, for orchestra: Movement 3: Con moto  - Igor Stravinsky  -  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra  - En Shao
  40. Concerto in D, for string orchestra in D major ("Basel Concerto"): Movement 2: Arioso  - Igor Stravinsky  -  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  - Richard Studt
  41. Mass, for chorus & double wind quintet: Sanctus  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  Gregg Smith Singers  -  Orchestra of St. Luke's
  42. Orpheus, ballet in 3 scenes for orchestra: Scene 3: Apotheosis  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  43. The Rake's Progress, opera in 3 acts: 'I was never saner'  - Igor Stravinsky  -  Munich Radio Orchestra  - Samuel Ramey  - Julius Rudel
  44. The Rake's Progress, opera in 3 acts: 'I burn! I freze!'  - Igor Stravinsky  -  Munich Radio Orchestra  - Samuel Ramey  - Julius Rudel
  45. Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra: Second pas de trois: Bransle simple  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  Orchestra of St. Luke's
  46. Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra: Bransle gay  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft
  47. Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra: Bransle double (Bransle de Pitou)  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft
  48. Canticum Sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis, cantata for 2 soloists, chorus & orchestra: Movement 2. Surge, aquilo  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  - David Evitts  -  Gregg Smith Singers  - Jon Humphries  -  Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble
  49. Requiem Canticles, for 2 vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra: Libera me  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  -  Simon Joly Chorale
  50. Requiem Canticles, for 2 vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra: Postlude  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  -  Simon Joly Chorale

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