Stravinsky: Symphony in C; Symphony in Three Movements; Octet for Winds; Dumbarton Oaks

Stravinsky: Symphony in C; Symphony in Three Movements; Octet for Winds; Dumbarton Oaks

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by Robert Craft
     
 

One of the greater successes in Robert Craft's series of Naxos re-releases of his MusicMaster and Koch Stravinsky recordings is this 2009 disc joining the "Symphony in C" and the "Symphony in Three Movements," with his frisky recording of the "Octet for Wind Instruments" with the TwentiethSee more details below

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One of the greater successes in Robert Craft's series of Naxos re-releases of his MusicMaster and Koch Stravinsky recordings is this 2009 disc joining the "Symphony in C" and the "Symphony in Three Movements," with his frisky recording of the "Octet for Wind Instruments" with the Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble and his propulsive recording of the "Dumbarton Oaks Concerto." Both symphonies are brilliantly played, masterfully conducted, and wholly convincing as essays in the grand tradition with an assured swagger that suits their compositional virtuosity. The "Dumbarton Oaks" is bright and bouncy with a sly wit and a driving beat. But best of all is the performance of the "Octet." It's smart, it's sassy, and the way Craft and his eight players dance with the rhythm, it's just about jazzy. Anyone who enjoys these works who isn't already familiar with these performances owes it to themselves to try this disc. Amazingly, the sound on this Naxos disc somehow seems smoother and cooler, but no less vivid than the sound on the MusicMaster and Koch discs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
Label:
Robert Craft Edition
UPC:
0747313250721
catalogNumber:
8557507
Rank:
167971

Tracks

  1. Octet for wind instruments  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble
  2. Concerto for chamber orchestra in E flat major ("Dumbarton Oaks")  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  Orchestra of St. Luke's
  3. Symphony in C, for orchestra in C major  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  4. Symphony in Three Movements, for orchestra  - Igor Stravinsky  - Robert Craft  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra

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