Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Scherzo à la Russe, The Firebird Suite by Paavo Järvi | 89408058721 | CD | Barnes & Noble
Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Scherzo à la Russe, The Firebird Suite

Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Scherzo à la Russe, The Firebird Suite

by Paavo Järvi
     
 

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Stravinsky would surely have approved of these brightly colored, rhythmically straight-forward performances. Paavo Järvi concentrates on the music's complex texture, eliciting playing of astonishing clarity from the Cincinnati Symphony. He knows when to relax the tempo and how to shape a melody, but it's the energy provided by

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Stravinsky would surely have approved of these brightly colored, rhythmically straight-forward performances. Paavo Järvi concentrates on the music's complex texture, eliciting playing of astonishing clarity from the Cincinnati Symphony. He knows when to relax the tempo and how to shape a melody, but it's the energy provided by the interplay of lines that makes this account so compelling. Such consistent rhythmic tautness creates tremendous excitement in "The Infernal Dance of King Katschei" (in the Firebird Suite), and Telarc's superbly engineered recording is exciting in its own right. Yet there is delicacy, too, particularly in Petrushka, where some of the solo passages take on an almost lonely character -- appropriately, too, given the story of this sad puppet. A thought-provoking and satisfying disc. Strongly recommended.

Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - Ivan March
Paavo Järvi's new Telarc coupling of Petrushka and The Firebird Suite is outstanding in every way.... This CD not only offers truly memorable performances, splendidly played, but demonstration sound that audiophiles will surely relish.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2003
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408058721
catalogNumber:
80587
Rank:
208464

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Tracks

  1. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version)  - Igor Stravinsky  - Anilda Carrasquillo  - Michael Chertock  -  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra  - Paavo Järvi
  2. Scherzo à la Russe, for orchestra  - Igor Stravinsky  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra  - Paavo Järvi
  3. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra No. 2  - Igor Stravinsky  - Anilda Carrasquillo  -  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra  - Paavo Järvi

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