Igor Stravinsky: A Portrait

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
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: 2/26/2008
  • Label: Naxos Educational
  • UPC: 636943818626
  • Catalog Number: 8558186-87
  • Sales rank: 170,903

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Introduction - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (2:32)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  2. 2 L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Scene I: Night. Kashchey's Enchanted Garden - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (1:40)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  3. 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 (2:16)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  4. 4 L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Scene I: The Firebird's Dance - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (1:20)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  5. 5 Petrushka, movements (3) for piano: Movement 1: Danse Russe - Igor Stravinsky & Peter Hill (2:19)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
  6. 6 Petrushka, movements (3) for piano: Movement 2: Chez Pétrouchka - Igor Stravinsky & Peter Hill (4:38)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
  7. 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 (3:32)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  8. 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 (3:14)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  9. 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 (1:22)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  10. 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 (3:11)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  11. 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 (1:52)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  12. 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 (0:40)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  13. 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 (0:28)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  14. 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 (1:21)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  15. 15 Pieces (3) for string quartet: No. 1 - Igor Stravinsky & Goldner String Quartet (0:55)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
  16. 16 Pieces (3) for string quartet: No. 2 - Igor Stravinsky & Goldner String Quartet (2:15)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
  17. 17–20 Berceuses du Chat (4), song cycle for voice & 3 clarinets or piano - Igor Stravinsky & Brett Kelly (4:08)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byBrett Kelly
    Performed byBrett Kelly, Ingrid Silveus
    1. 17On the Stove
    2. 18At Home
    3. 19Dodo
    4. 20The Cat has...
  18. 21 L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments: Tango - Igor Stravinsky & Northern Chamber Orchestra (2:08)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byNicholas Ward
    Performed byNorthern Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Ward
  19. 22 L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments: Valse - Igor Stravinsky & Northern Chamber Orchestra (1:55)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byNicholas Ward
    Performed byNorthern Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Ward
  20. 23 L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments: Ragtime - Igor Stravinsky & Northern Chamber Orchestra (2:13)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byNicholas Ward
    Performed byNorthern Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Ward
  21. 24 Les Noces I (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra: Scene 4: The Wedding Feast - Igor Stravinsky & Susan Bickley (10:10)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed bySusan Bickley, Robert Craft, Alan Ewing, Martyn Hill, Alison Wells, Simon Joly Chorale, Tristan Fry Percussion Ensemble
  22. 25 Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Act 1. Polidoro. Il Flaminio (Serenata - Larghetto - Igor Stravinsky & Ian Bostridge (2:57)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byStefan Sanderling
    Performed byIan Bostridge, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Stefan Sanderling
  23. 26 Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Act 1. Trio Sonata. Movement 2 (Scherzino) - Igor Stravinsky & Ian Bostridge (1:50)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byStefan Sanderling
    Performed byIan Bostridge, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Stefan Sanderling
  24. 27 Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Act 1. Trio Sonata. Movement 3 (Allegro) - Igor Stravinsky & Ian Bostridge (1:12)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byStefan Sanderling
    Performed byIan Bostridge, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Stefan Sanderling
  25. 28 Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Act 1. Trio Sonata. Movement 8 (Andantino) - Igor Stravinsky & Ian Bostridge (1:31)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byStefan Sanderling
    Performed byIan Bostridge, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Stefan Sanderling
  26. 29 Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Act 1. Vanella. Lo frante 'nnammorato. (Allegro) - Igor Stravinsky & Ian Bostridge (1:50)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byStefan Sanderling
    Performed byIan Bostridge, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Stefan Sanderling
  27. 30 Symphonies of Wind Instruments, for 24 wind instruments (1920 version) - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (7:57)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft
  28. 31 Sonata for piano: Movement 2: Adagietto - Igor Stravinsky & Peter Hill (5:21)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
Disc 2
  1. 1 Otche Nash' (Pater Noster), for chorus - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (1:26)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, Gregg Smith Singers
  2. 2 Oedipus Rex, opera-oratorio in 2 acts: Epilogue - Igor Stravinsky & Joseph Cornwell (6:42)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byJoseph Cornwell, Robert Craft, Martyn Hill, Jennifer Lane, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Simon Joly Chorale, Andrew Greenan, Robert Fox
  3. 3 Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra: Pas de deux: Apollo and Terpsichore - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (4:06)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, London Symphony Orchestra
  4. 4 Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra: Coda: Apollo and the Muses - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (3:29)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, London Symphony Orchestra
  5. 5 Symphony of Psalms, for chorus & orchestra: Movement 3: Psalm 150 - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (11:38)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Simon Joly Chorale
  6. 6 Concerto for 2 solo pianos: Movement I: Con moto - Igor Stravinsky & Benjamin Frith (5:49)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
  7. 7 Violin Concerto in D major: Movement 3: Aria - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (5:06)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  8. 8 Concerto for chamber orchestra in E flat major ("Dumbarton Oaks"): Movement I: Tempo giusto - Igor Stravinsky & Northern Chamber Orchestra (4:58)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byNicholas Ward
    Performed byNorthern Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Ward
  9. 9 Tango, for piano - Igor Stravinsky & Peter Hill (3:40)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
  10. 10 Danses concertantes, for chamber orchestra: March - Introduction - Igor Stravinsky & Bournemouth Sinfonietta (2:11)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byStefan Sanderling
    Performed byBournemouth Sinfonietta, Stefan Sanderling
  11. 11 Symphony in Three Movements, for orchestra: Movement 3: Con moto - Igor Stravinsky & New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (6:09)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byEn Shao
    Performed byNew Zealand Symphony Orchestra, En Shao
  12. 12 Concerto in D, for string orchestra in D major ("Basel Concerto"): Movement 2: Arioso - Igor Stravinsky & Bournemouth Sinfonietta (2:50)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRichard Studt
    Performed byBournemouth Sinfonietta, Richard Studt
  13. 13 Mass, for chorus & double wind quintet: Sanctus - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (3:21)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, Gregg Smith Singers, Orchestra of St. Luke's
  14. 14 Orpheus, ballet in 3 scenes for orchestra: Scene 3: Apotheosis - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (2:41)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, London Symphony Orchestra
  15. 15 The Rake's Progress, opera in 3 acts: 'I was never saner' - Igor Stravinsky & Munich Radio Orchestra (4:11)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byJulius Rudel
    Performed byMunich Radio Orchestra, Samuel Ramey, Julius Rudel
  16. 16 The Rake's Progress, opera in 3 acts: 'I burn! I freze!' - Igor Stravinsky & Munich Radio Orchestra (1:52)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byJulius Rudel
    Performed byMunich Radio Orchestra, Samuel Ramey, Julius Rudel
  17. 17 Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra: Second pas de trois: Bransle simple - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (0:54)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, Orchestra of St. Luke's
  18. 18 Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra: Bransle gay - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (0:45)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft
  19. 19 Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra: Bransle double (Bransle de Pitou) - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (1:28)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft
  20. 20 Canticum Sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis, cantata for 2 soloists, chorus & orchestra: Movement 2. Surge, aquilo - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (2:28)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, David Evitts, Gregg Smith Singers, Jon Humphries
  21. 21 Requiem Canticles, for 2 vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra: Libera me - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (1:17)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Simon Joly Chorale
  22. 22 Requiem Canticles, for 2 vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra: Postlude - Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft (2:07)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byRobert Craft
    Performed byRobert Craft, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Simon Joly Chorale
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