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Stravinsky: Pétrouchka; Le Sacre du printemps
     

Stravinsky: Pétrouchka; Le Sacre du printemps

by Daniele Gatti
 
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du printemps," Sony has released this album by Daniele Gatti and the Orchestre National de France, which pairs that revolutionary masterpiece with the 1911 ballet "Pétrouchka" (though the 1947 revised

Overview

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du printemps," Sony has released this album by Daniele Gatti and the Orchestre National de France, which pairs that revolutionary masterpiece with the 1911 ballet "Pétrouchka" (though the 1947 revised versions of both scores are used). Gatti is a meticulous conductor who takes great care to present the music with absolute clarity and bold highlights, and the performances have crisp details, ideal separation of parts, and realistic dimensions that are almost of audiophile quality. A consequence of this perfectionism is a tendency toward steady, deliberate motion, and Gatti's tempos are a little slower than one usually hears, particularly in "Pétrouchka." However, the pacing in this performance works because there's little need for urgency until Scene 4, where Gatti picks up the beat considerably. The timing issues of "Le Sacre du printemps" are trickier because in many places the music requires high speed to communicate frenzy and violence, and Gatti has to balance the need for precision against propulsion. The result is a focused, if somewhat studied, performance that has moments of great excitement, notably at the concluding sections of Part I and Part II. But the lack of volatility and risk-taking overall makes it less than hair-raising. Still, this is a worthwhile performance that bears comparison to other centennial releases of "Le Sacre du printemps" and should be heard at least once.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2013
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0887254425526
catalogNumber:
544255

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Tracks

  1. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version)

    1. Scene 1. Fête populaire de la Semaine grasse (The Shrovetide Fair)  (05:08)
    2. Scene 1. Le Tour de passe-passe (The Conjuring Trick)  (02:00)
    3. Scene 1. Danse russe (Russian Dance)  (02:53)
    4. Scene 2. Chez Pétrouchka (Petroushka's Room)  (04:44)
    5. Scene 3. Chez le Maure (The Moor's Room)  (02:42)
    6. Scene 3. Danse de la Ballerine (Dance of the Ballerina)  (00:46)
    7. Scene 3. Valse: La Ballerine et le Maure (Waltz: The Ballerina and the Moor)  (03:17)
    8. Scene 4. Fête populaire de la Semaine grasse (vers le soir) (The Shrovetide Fair (towards evening))  (01:12)
    9. Scene 4. Danse des Nounous (Dance of the Wet-nurses)  (02:35)
    10. Scene 4. L'Ours et un paysan (The Bear and the Peasant)  (01:32)
    11. Scene 4. Un Marchand fêtard avec deux tziganes (The Jovial Merchant with two Gypsy Girls)  (01:09)
    12. Scene 4. Danse des cochers et des palefreniers (Dance of the Coachmen and Grooms)  (02:08)
    13. Scene 4. Les Déguisés (The Masqueraders)  (01:32)
    14. Scene 4. La Rixe: Le Maure et Pétrouchka (The Scuffle: The Moor and Petrushka)  (00:46)
    15. Scene 4. Mort de Pétrouchka (Death of Petrushka)  (00:52)
    16. Scene 4. La Police et le Charlatan (The Police and the Juggler)  (01:21)
    17. Scene 4. Apparition du double de Pétrouchka (Apparition of Petrushka's double)  (01:02)
  2. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra

    1. Part 1. L'Adoration de la terre (Adoration of the Earth). Introduction  (03:33)
    2. Part 1. L'Adoration de la terre (Adoration of the Earth). Les Augures printaniers - Danses des adol  (03:13)
    3. Part 1. L'Adoration de la terre (Adoration of the Earth). Jeu du rapt (Game of Abduction)  (01:16)
    4. Part 1. L'Adoration de la terre (Adoration of the Earth). Rondes printanières (Spring Rounds)  (03:27)
    5. Part 1. L'Adoration de la terre (Adoration of the Earth). Jeux des cités rivales (Games of the Riva  (01:51)
    6. Part 1. L'Adoration de la terre (Adoration of the Earth). Cortège du Sage (Procession of the Sage)  (00:40)
    7. Part 1. L'Adoration de la terre (Adoration of the Earth). Le Sage (The Sage)  (00:25)
    8. Part 1. L'Adoration de la terre (Adoration of the Earth). Danse de la terre (Dance of the Earth)  (01:14)
    9. Part 2. Le Sacrifice (The Sacrifice). Introduction  (04:23)
    10. Part 2. Le Sacrifice (The Sacrifice). Cercles mystérieux des adolescentes (Mystic Circles of the Yo  (03:07)
    11. Part 2. Le Sacrifice (The Sacrifice). Glorification de l'Élue (Glorification of the Chosen One)  (01:31)
    12. Part 2. Le Sacrifice (The Sacrifice). Évocation des ancêtres (Evocation of the Ancestors)  (00:40)
    13. Part 2. Le Sacrifice (The Sacrifice). Action rituelle des ancêtres (Ritual Action of the Ancestors)  (03:54)
    14. Part 2. Le Sacrifice (The Sacrifice). Danse sacrale (L'Élue) (Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One))  (04:43)

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