Works of Igor Stravinsky

Works of Igor Stravinsky

by Igor Stravinsky

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Works of Igor Stravinsky

With Works of Igor Stravinsky, Sony/BMG is offering Sony Classics' massive Stravinsky box of 22 CDs, which once retailed at a faint-inducing price tag, for less than one-sixth of the original cost. Certainly more of these will get around than the old "Recorded Legacy" box did; so prohibitively expensive, such boxes would sit at the counter of finer classical music stores for years as a never-purchased luxury item. In the new edition, you don't get much aside from the same 22 CDs in cardboard sleeves and a paper-thin booklet, which contains a highly generalized, four-page-long appreciation of Stravinsky's artistry and as close to the most basic projection of the recording data as one can imagine. Aside from the marketing angle, Sony/BMG's Works of Igor Stravinsky has all the vicissitudes of the original Sony Classical set, apart from the old set's monolithic dimensions. No other composer born in the 1880s -- unless you count Leopold Stokowski as a "composer" -- left behind a more extensive body of recordings than Stravinsky. Stravinsky didn't make his first recording until he was 43 years old, only picking up conducting as an avocation a couple of years after that. The vast majority of Stravinsky's recordings were made for CBS Masterworks starting in 1957 -- when he was 75 years old -- and extending to 1967, when he made his last public appearances, and Works of Igor Stravinsky includes, in one way or another, some 90 percent of the music Stravinsky is known to have composed. Save the inclusion of both the "Firebird Ballet" and its corresponding suite, alternate incarnations of works are not found here; the dreaded, posthumously discovered "Sonata in F sharp minor" for piano is likewise lacking, but so are several of Stravinsky's other piano pieces and the "Three Pieces for String Quartet." Apart from that, Works of Igor Stravinsky runs the Stravinskïan gamut, from the opera "The Rake's Progress" in its entirety to "Epitaphium," a late career tidbit lasting all of 70 seconds. There are some stunning gems here -- Stravinsky's 1961 recording of the "Firebird Ballet" and 1960 "Rite of Spring" are fabulous, completely authoritative performances. There is a compelling "Agon" from Los Angeles in 1957, which was the first recording Columbia Masterworks issued in stereo; the 1960 "Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa," never bettered; and an intense, palpitating "L'histoire du Soldat Suite" from 1961. The whole of disc 12, which consists of short instrumental works such as the "Octet for winds," "Concertino for 12 Instruments," "Ragtime for 11 Instruments," and the "Ebony Concerto" with Benny Goodman, is all very impressive. Some of the vocal items as well -- his songs as sung by Cathy Berberian, Adrienne Albert, and Donald Gramm, singers Stravinsky liked and worked with regularly -- are not only well done but carry the indelible stamp of authority that only Stravinsky could have imparted in such works, as many of them were new when Stravinsky recorded them. On the other hand, some devotees of Stravinsky tend to view him as his own worst enemy as a conductor of his own music, and much of his work for CBS records was the evidence that galvanized such a reputation for him. Few composers would prefer to record everything they've written, and there were many things in Stravinsky's catalog that about which he simply wasn't very enthusiastic. Stravinsky's sluggish and one-dimensional recording of the early "Symphony in E flat" seems to confirm his low opinion of the work, a viewpoint successfully challenged some 30 years later in Mikhail Pletnev's dazzling recording of it for Deutsche Grammophon. Indeed, no one who has heard Spanish conductor Josep Pons' sparkling and effervescent recording of "Pulcinella" would likely prefer Stravinsky's own plodding, pedestrian, and badly balanced 1965 account. Stravinsky was a difficult conductor to follow, and even though he had some of the best musicians on both American coasts and in Canada to work with, the results were not always predictable. Generally, the further forward from 1962 you get, the more difficult it is for Stravinsky to contend with the demands of his craft. It is a pity that Sony/BMG could not have revisited this package before re-releasing it so cheaply; some of the things Stravinsky recorded for RCA Victor before the advent of his Columbia contract, which is now accessible, could have been added. A good example would be a shimmering 1950 account of "Apollo" that runs rings around the rather careful and pleasingly patrician 1964 version heard here. A few of Stravinsky's 1930s vintage French EMI recordings are included as "historical" entries; on that score, what about the 1945 recording of "Ebony Concerto" with Woody Herman, or the 1940 "Rite of Spring," both recordings made by CBS Masterworks? However, such benefit would have cut into whatever profit margin there could be on a package offered at the equivalent of about two bucks a disc; to obtain such an extensive and comprehensive offering of Stravinsky conducting his own works for such a modest outlay is a hard bargain to resist.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2007
Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
UPC: 0886971031126
catalogNumber: 710311

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra

    1. Introduction  (02:21)
    2. Scene 1. Kashchei's enchanted garden  (01:30)
    3. Scene 1. The Firebird appears, pursued by Ivan Tsarevich  (02:22)
    4. Scene 1. Dance of the Firebird  (01:27)
    5. Scene 1. Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird  (01:00)
    6. Scene 1. The Firebird's entreaty  (05:15)
    7. Scene 1. The appearance of the thirteen enchanted princesses  (02:24)
    8. Scene 1. The princesses' game with apples of gold  (02:23)
    9. Scene 1. The sudden appearance of Ivan Tsarevich  (01:01)
    10. Scene 1. The Princesses' Round  (03:59)
    11. Scene 1. Dawn (Ivan Tsarevich enters Kashchei's palace)  (01:35)
    12. Scene 1. The sound of enchanted bells; monsters appear, Kashchei's guards, and take Ivan Tsarevitch  (01:25)
    13. Scene 1. The arrival of Kaschchei the Immortal  (01:10)
    14. Scene 1. Kashchei's dialogue with Ivan Tsarevich  (01:03)
    15. Scene 1. The princesses intercede  (01:01)
    16. Scene 1. The appearance of the Firebird  (00:35)
    17. Scene 1. Kashchei's followers dance under the Firebird's spell  (00:49)
    18. Scene 1. Infernal dance of Kaschei's subjects  (04:40)
    19. Scene 1. Lullaby (The Firebird)  (02:32)
    20. Scene 1. Kashchei awakens  (01:07)
    21. Scene 1. Death of Kaschei - profound darkness  (01:20)
    22. Scene 2. Kashchei's spells are broken; his palace disappears, the stone knight returns to life, joy  (02:49)
  2. Scherzo à la Russe, for orchestra  (04:04)
  3. Scherzo fantastique, for orchestra, Op. 3  (11:45)
  4. Fireworks (Feu D'artifice), fantasy for orchestra, Op. 4  (03:40)

Disc 2

  1. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1911 version)

    1. Scene 1. No. 1. The Shrove-tide Fair  (00:50)
    2. Scene 1. No. 2. The Crowds  (04:19)
    3. Scene 1. No. 3. The Charlatan's Booth  (01:49)
    4. Scene 1. No. 4. Russian Dance  (02:40)
    5. Scene 2. Petrushka's Room  (04:02)
    6. Scene 3. No. 1. The Moor's Room  (02:32)
    7. Scene 3. No. 2. Dance of the Ballerina  (00:45)
    8. Scene 3. No. 3. Waltz (Ballerina and Moor)  (03:05)
    9. Scene 4. No. 1. The Shrove-tide Fair (near evening)  (01:18)
    10. Scene 4. No. 2. Dance of the Wet Nurses  (02:38)
    11. Scene 4. No. 3. Dance of the Peasant and the Bear  (01:28)
    12. Scene 4. No. 4. Dance of the Gypsy Girls  (00:55)
    13. Scene 4. No. 5. Dance of the Coachmen and Grooms  (02:10)
    14. Scene 4. No. 6. The Masqueraders  (02:22)
    15. Scene 4. No. 7. Conclusion (Petrushka's Death)  (02:56)
  2. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra

    1. Part One: The Adoration of the Earth, Introduction  (02:57)
    2. Part One: The Adoration of the Earth, The Augurs of Spring (Dance of the Young Girls)  (03:03)
    3. Part One: The Adoration of the Earth, Mock Abduction  (01:17)
    4. Part One: The Adoration of the Earth, Spring Round Dances  (03:05)
    5. Part One: The Adoration of the Earth, Games of the Rival Tribes  (01:59)
    6. Part One: The Adoration of the Earth, Procession of the Wise Elder  (00:43)
    7. Part One: The Adoration of the Earth, Adoration of the Earth (The Wise Elder)  (00:25)
    8. Part One: The Adoration of the Earth, Dance of the Earth  (01:14)
    9. Part Two: The Sacrifice, Introduction  (03:41)
    10. Part Two: The Sacrifice, Mystical Circles of the Young Girls  (02:49)
    11. Part Two: The Sacrifice, Glorification of the Chosen Victim  (01:37)
    12. Part Two: The Sacrifice, Summoning of the Ancestors  (00:42)
    13. Part Two: The Sacrifice, Ritual of the Ancestors  (03:19)
    14. Part Two: The Sacrifice, Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen Victim)  (04:35)

Disc 3

  1. Les Noces III (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus, 4 pianos & percussion

    1. Part One, Scene 1. The Bride's Chamber  (05:12)
    2. Part One, Scene 2. At the Bridegroom's  (06:05)
    3. Part One, Scene 3. The Bride's Departure  (03:10)
    4. Part Two, Scene 4. The Wedding Feast  (10:24)
  2. Renard, opera-ballet (burlesque) for 4 vocal soloists & chamber orchestra  (15:32)
  3. L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments

    1. The Soldier's March  (01:38)
    2. Scene 1. Airs by a Stream  (02:28)
    3. Scene 2. Pastorale  (02:36)
    4. Scene 2. The Royal March  (02:38)
    5. Scene 2. The Little Concert  (02:59)
    6. Scene 2. Three Dances (Tango, Waltz , Ragtime)  (05:50)
    7. Scene 2. The Devil's Dance  (01:24)
    8. Scene 2. The Great Chorale  (02:28)
    9. Scene 2. Triumphal March of the Devil  (02:12)

Disc 4

  1. Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra

    1. Scene 1. The Birth of Apollo. Largo - Allegro - Tempo 1  (04:30)
    2. Scene 2. Variation d'Apollon (Apollon et les Muses)  (02:54)
    3. Pas d'action (Apollon et les trois Muses: Calliope, Polymnie, et Terpsichore) Moderato  (04:37)
    4. Scene 2. Variation de Calliope (l'Alexandrin) Allegretto  (01:30)
    5. Scene 2. Variation de Polymnie. Allegro  (01:15)
    6. Scene 2. Variation de Terpsichore. Allegretto  (01:29)
    7. Scene 2. Variation d'Apollon. Lento  (02:06)
    8. Scene 2. Pas de deux (Apollon et Terpsichore) Adagio  (03:49)
    9. Scene 2. Coda (Apollon et les Muses) Vivo - Tempo sostenuto - Agitato  (03:19)
    10. Scene 2. Apothéose. Largo et tranquillo  (03:12)
  2. Agon, ballet for twelve dancers & orchestra

    1. Pas de quatre  (01:47)
    2. Double Pas de quatre  (01:37)
    3. Triple Pas de quatre  (01:10)
    4. Prélude  (00:49)
    5. First Pas de trois. Saraband Step  (01:19)
    6. First Pas de trois. Gaillarde  (01:18)
    7. First Pas de trois. Coda  (01:26)
    8. First Pas de trois. Interlude  (00:49)
    9. Second Pas de trois. Bransle simple  (00:58)
    10. Second Pas de trois. Bransle gay  (00:54)
    11. Second Pas de trois. Bransle double  (01:30)
    12. Second Pas de trois. Interlude  (00:51)
    13. Second Pas de trois. Pas de deux  (04:14)
    14. Second Pas de trois. Coda  (01:41)
    15. Second Pas de trois. Four Duos  (00:33)
    16. Second Pas de trois. Four trios  (02:31)
  3. Jeu de cartes (Card Game), ballet in "three deals" for orchestra

    1. First Deal  (05:16)
    2. Second Deal  (09:44)
    3. Third Deal  (07:33)

Disc 5

  1. Scènes de ballet, for orchestra

    1. Introduction  (00:52)
    2. Danses (Corps de ballet & Ballerine)  (04:14)
    3. Pantomime  (02:05)
    4. Pas de deux  (02:48)
    5. Pantomime  (00:31)
    6. Variations: Danseur & Ballerine  (02:24)
    7. Pantomime  (00:27)
    8. Danses (Corps de ballet)  (01:02)
    9. Apothéose  (02:12)
  2. Bluebird Pas-de-deux, transcription for chamber orchestra (after Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty)

    1. Adagio  (02:00)
    2. Variation 1  (00:45)
    3. Variation 2  (00:41)
    4. Coda  (01:40)
  3. Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss), ballet in 4 scenes for orchestra

    1. Scene 1. Prologue  (08:13)
    2. Scene 2. A Village Fête  (11:20)
    3. Scene 3. At the Mill  (06:55)
    4. Scene 3. Pas de deux  (01:33)
    5. Scene 3. Adagio  (03:01)
    6. Scene 3. Variation  (01:21)
    7. Scene 3. Coda  (02:12)
    8. Scene 3. Scene  (04:49)
    9. Scene 4. Épilogue: The Lullaby of the Land beyond Time and Place  (06:16)

Disc 6

  1. Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra

    1. Overture  (01:55)
    2. Serenata  (02:26)
    3. Scherzino  (20:33)
    4. Tarantella  (04:19)
    5. Gavotte With Two Variations  (09:33)
  2. Orpheus, ballet in 3 scenes for orchestra

    1. Scene 1: Orphée  (02:52)
    2. Scene 1: Air de danse  (03:13)
    3. Scene 1: Dance of the Angel of Death  (02:20)
    4. Scene 1: Interlude  (02:01)
    5. Scene 2: The Furies  (03:11)
    6. Scene 2: Air de danse - Interlude - Air de danse  (03:35)
    7. Scene 2: Pas d'action  (01:55)
    8. Scene 2: Pas de deux  (05:03)
    9. Scene 2: Interlude  (01:04)
    10. Scene 2: Pas d'action  (02:34)
    11. Scene 3: Apothéose d'Orphée  (02:52)

Disc 7

  1. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Scene 1. No. 1. The Shrove-tide Fair

    1. Scene 1. No. 1. The Shrove-tide Fair  (00:50)
  2. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Scene 1. No. 2. The Crowds

    1. Scene 1. No. 2. The Crowds  (04:17)
  3. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Scene 1. No. 3. The Charlatan's Booth

    1. Scene 1. No. 3. The Charlatan's Booth  (01:51)
  4. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Scene 1. No. 4. Russian Dance

    1. Scene 1. No. 4. Russian Dance  (02:40)
  5. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Scene 2. Petrushka's Room

    1. Scene 2. Petrushka's Room  (04:10)
  6. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Scene 4. No. 1. The Shrove-tide Fair (near evening

    1. Scene 4. No. 1. The Shrove-tide Fair (near evening)  (01:10)
  7. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Scene 4. No. 2. Dance of the Wet Nurses

    1. Scene 4. No. 2. Dance of the Wet Nurses  (02:38)
  8. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Scene 4. No. 3. Dance of the Peasant and the Bear

    1. Scene 4. No. 3. Dance of the Peasant and the Bear  (01:15)
  9. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Scene 4. No. 4. Dance of the Gypsy Girls

    1. Scene 4. No. 4. Dance of the Gypsy Girls  (01:07)
  10. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Scene 4. No. 5. Dance of the Coachmen

    1. Scene 4. No. 5. Dance of the Coachmen  (02:10)
  11. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version): Scene 4. No. 6. The Masqueraders

    1. Scene 4. No. 6. The Masqueraders  (01:53)
  12. Pulcinella, suite for orchestra

    1. 1. Sinfonia (Ouverture)  (01:56)
    2. 2. Serenata  (03:04)
    3. 3. a) Scherzino  (01:45)
    4. 3. b) Allegro  (01:02)
    5. 3. c) Andantino  (01:17)
    6. 4. Tarantella  (01:13)
    7. 5. Toccata  (00:55)
    8. 6. Gavotta con due variazioni  (04:17)
    9. 7. Vivo (Duetto)  (01:37)
    10. 8. a) Minuetto  (02:07)
    11. 8. b) Finale  (02:09)
  13. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet suite for orchestra

    1. Introduction  (02:50)
    2. Prelude and Dance of the Firebird  (00:17)
    3. Variations (The Firebird)  (01:21)
    4. Pantomime 1  (00:25)
    5. Pas de deux (The Firebird and Ivan Tsarevitch)  (04:21)
    6. Pantomime 2  (00:22)
    7. Scherzo. Dance of the Princesses  (02:27)
    8. Pantomime 3  (01:05)
    9. Rondo (Corovod)  (04:13)
    10. Infernal Dance  (04:34)
    11. Lullaby (The Firebird)  (03:53)
    12. Final Hymn  (03:22)

Disc 8

  1. Symphony in E flat major, Op. 1

    1. 1. Allegro moderato  (11:26)
    2. 2. Scherzo. Allegretto  (06:05)
    3. 3. Largo  (13:57)
    4. 4. Finale. Allegro molto  (08:28)
  2. Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra: rehearsal extract

    1. rehearsal extract  (04:46)
  3. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66: rehearsal extract

    1. rehearsal extract  (02:17)
  4. Petites Chansons (3), for voice & chamber orchestra ("Souvenir de mon enfance"): rehearsal extract

    1. rehearsal extract  (01:17)
  5. Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: rehearsal extract

    1. rehearsal extract  (02:45)
  6. Concerto for piano & wind instruments: rehearsal extract

    1. rehearsal extract  (05:48)
  7. Symphony in C, for orchestra in C major: rehearsal extract

    1. rehearsal extract  (07:54)
  8. Stravinsky in His Own Words  (07:10)

Disc 9

  1. Symphony in Three Movements, for orchestra

    1. 1. Overture. Allegro  (09:26)
    2. 2. Andante - Interlude: L'istesso tempo  (05:58)
    3. 3. Con moto  (06:00)
  2. Symphony in C, for orchestra in C major: 1. Moderato alla breve

    1. 1. Moderato alla breve  (09:24)
  3. Symphony in C, for orchestra in C major: 2. Larghetto concertante

    1. 2. Larghetto concertante  (05:42)
  4. Symphony in C, for orchestra in C major: 3. Allegretto

    1. 3. Allegretto  (04:35)
  5. Symphony in C, for orchestra in C major: 4. Largo - Tempo giusto, alla breve

    1. 4. Largo - Tempo giusto, alla breve  (07:22)
  6. Symphony of Psalms, for chorus & orchestra

    1. Part 1  (03:22)
    2. Part 2  (06:16)
    3. Part 3  (11:55)

Disc 10

  1. Concerto for piano & wind instruments: 1. Largo. Allegro - Maestoso

    1. 1. Largo. Allegro - Maestoso  (07:10)
  2. Concerto for piano & wind instruments: 2. Largo

    1. 2. Largo  (06:59)
  3. Concerto for piano & wind instruments: 3. Allegro

    1. 3. Allegro  (05:04)
  4. Movements (5), for piano & orchestra

    1. 1. Eighth note = 110  (01:57)
    2. 2. Eighth note = 52  (01:34)
    3. 3. Eighth note = 72  (01:07)
    4. 4. Eighth note = 80  (01:36)
    5. 5. Eighth note = 104  (02:03)
  5. Capriccio, for piano & orchestra

    1. 1. Presto  (06:30)
    2. 2. Andante rapsodico  (05:01)
    3. 3. Allegro capriccioso ma tempo giusto  (05:27)
  6. Violin Concerto in D major

    1. 1. Toccata  (05:34)
    2. 2. Aria 1  (04:10)
    3. 3. Aria 2  (05:08)
    4. 4. Capriccio  (05:55)

Disc 11

  1. Greeting Prelude, for orchestra  (00:52)
  2. Suite No. 1, for chamber orchestra

    1. 1. Andante  (01:17)
    2. 2. Napolitana  (01:13)
    3. 3. Española  (01:08)
    4. 4. Balalaika  (00:55)
  3. Suite No. 2, for chamber orchestra

    1. 1. Marche  (01:13)
    2. 2. Valse  (02:05)
    3. 3. Polka  (01:01)
    4. 4. Galop  (01:45)
  4. Concerto for chamber orchestra in E flat major ("Dumbarton Oaks")

    1. 1. Tempo giusto  (04:21)
    2. 2. Allegretto  (04:16)
    3. 3. Con moto  (05:07)
  5. Norwegian Moods (4), for orchestra

    1. 1. Intrada  (02:26)
    2. 2. Song  (02:34)
    3. 3. Wedding Dance  (01:15)
    4. 4. Cortège  (02:15)
  6. Circus Polka, for orchestra ("for a young elephant")  (03:29)
  7. Concerto in D, for string orchestra in D major ("Basel Concerto")

    1. 1. Vivace  (05:23)
    2. 2. Arioso. Andantino  (02:41)
    3. 3. Rondo. Allegro  (03:20)
  8. Instrumental Miniatures (8), for 15 players

    1. 1. Andantino  (00:56)
    2. 2. Vivace  (00:27)
    3. 3. Lento  (00:48)
    4. 4. Allegretto  (00:58)
    5. 5. Moderato alla breve  (00:56)
    6. 6. Tempo di Marcia  (01:03)
    7. 7. Larghetto  (01:26)
    8. 8. Tempo di Tango  (01:07)
  9. Etudes (4) for orchestra

    1. 1. Danse  (01:04)
    2. 2. Excentrique  (02:20)
    3. 3. Cantique  (04:17)
    4. 4. Madrid  (02:27)

Disc 12

  1. Præludium, for jazz band  (01:28)
  2. Concertino, for 12 instruments  (06:22)
  3. Octet for wind instruments

    1. 1. Sinfonia  (03:56)
    2. 2. Tema con variazioni  (07:12)
    3. 3. Finale  (03:30)
  4. Ragtime, for 11 instruments  (04:38)
  5. Tango, for chamber orchestra  (04:06)
  6. Septet, for clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano, violin, viola & cello

    1. 1. Eighth note = 88  (03:20)
    2. 2. Passacaglia  (04:36)
    3. 3. Gigue  (03:54)
  7. Pastorale, song without words for violin & woodwind quartet  (02:52)
  8. Ebony Concerto, for clarinet & jazz band

    1. 1. Allegro Moderato  (03:02)
    2. 2. Andante  (02:35)
    3. 3. Moderato; Con moto  (03:44)
  9. Symphonies of Wind Instruments, for 23 wind instruments (1947 version)  (09:10)

Disc 13

  1. Duo Concertante, for violin & piano

    1. 1. Cantilène  (02:55)
    2. 2. Eclogue 1  (02:06)
    3. 3. Eclogue 2  (02:58)
    4. 4. Gigue  (04:18)
    5. 5. Dithyrambe  (02:59)
  2. Serenade for piano in A major

    1. 1. Hymne  (02:56)
    2. 2. Romanza  (02:29)
    3. 3. Rondoletto  (02:50)
    4. 4. Cadenza finale  (02:54)
  3. Concerto for 2 solo pianos

    1. 1. Con moto  (06:25)
    2. 2. Notturno. Adagietto  (04:33)
    3. 3. Quattro variazioni  (04:11)
    4. 4. Preludio e fuga  (04:22)
  4. Piano-Rag-Music, for piano  (03:11)
  5. Sonata for 2 pianos

    1. 1. Moderato  (03:55)
    2. 2. Theme with Variations  (04:31)
    3. 3. Allegretto  (01:36)
  6. Sonata for piano

    1. 1. Eighth Note = 112  (03:24)
    2. 2. Adagietto  (04:54)
    3. 3. Eighth Note = 112  (02:33)

Disc 14

  1. Le Rossignol, opera (lyric tale) in 3 acts

    1. Act 1. Introduction  (16:35)
    2. Act 2. Entr'acte: Breezes  (02:12)
    3. Act 2. Chinese March  (03:38)
    4. Act 2. Song Of The Nightingale  (03:47)
    5. Act 2. The Courtiers  (00:40)
    6. Act 2. Three Japanese Envoys  (01:03)
    7. Act 2. Performance of the Mechanical Nightingale  (00:58)
    8. Act 2. Conclusion, Larghetto  (02:28)
    9. Act 3. Prelude  (02:48)
    10. Act 3. A Room in the Palace of the Emperor  (01:18)
    11. Act 3. The Return of the Nightingale  (06:59)
    12. Act 3. Solemn Procession  (01:08)
    13. Act 3. The Emperor's Recovery  (01:23)
  2. Mavra, opera buffa in 1 act  (27:46)

Disc 15

  1. Faun & Shepherdess, song suite (3) for voice & orchestra, Op. 2

    1. 1. The Shepherdess  (02:55)
    2. 2. The Faun  (03:20)
    3. 3. The Torrent  (03:30)
  2. Poems of Verlaine (2), song cycle for voice & piano or orchestra, Op. 9

    1. The white moon shines in the woods  (03:48)
    2. Sleep  (01:38)
  3. Poems of Balmont (2), for voice & chamber orchestra

    1. 1. The Flower  (01:10)
    2. 2. The Dove  (01:32)
  4. Japanese Lyrics (3), song cycle for voice & piano (or chamber orchestra)

    1. 1. Akahito  (00:50)
    2. 2. Mazatsumi  (00:59)
    3. 3. Tsaraiuki  (01:26)
  5. Petites Chansons (3), for voice & chamber orchestra ("Souvenir de mon enfance"): 1. The Magpie

    1. 1. The Magpie  (00:59)
  6. Petites Chansons (3), for voice & chamber orchestra ("Souvenir de mon enfance"): 2. The Rock

    1. 2. The Rock  (01:08)
  7. Petites Chansons (3), for voice & chamber orchestra ("Souvenir de mon enfance"): 3. The Jackdaw

    1. 3. The Jackdaw  (01:03)
  8. Pribaoutki (4), song cycle for voice & 8 instruments or piano

    1. 1. Uncle Armand  (00:50)
    2. 2. The Oven  (00:24)
    3. 3. The Colonel  (00:44)
    4. 4. The Old Man and the Hare  (01:52)
  9. Berceuses du Chat (4), song cycle for voice & 3 clarinets or piano

    1. 1. On The Stove  (00:40)
    2. 2. At Home  (00:59)
    3. 3. Bye bye  (01:15)
    4. 4. The Cat has...  (00:52)
  10. Russian Peasant Songs (4), for female chorus & 4 horns ("The Saucers")

    1. 1. On Saints' Day in Chigisakh  (01:21)
    2. 2. Ovsen  (00:44)
    3. 3. The Pike  (00:57)
    4. 4. Master Portly  (01:08)
  11. Songs (4) for voice, flute, harp & guitar

    1. 1. The Drake  (01:16)
    2. 2. A Russian Spiritual  (01:44)
    3. 3. Geese and Swans  (00:35)
    4. 4. Tilim-bom  (01:07)
  12. Songs (3) from William Shakespeare, for voice, flute, clarinet & viola

    1. 1. Music to hear  (02:32)
    2. 2. Full fathom five  (02:00)
    3. 3. When daisies pied  (02:31)
  13. In Memoriam Dylan Thomas, dirge-canons & song for voice, string quartet & 4 trombones

    1. Dirge-Canons  (01:33)
    2. Do not go gentle into that good night  (04:18)
    3. Dirge-Canons  (01:35)
  14. Elegy for J. F. K., for voice & 3 clarinets  (01:54)
  15. The Owl and the Pussy-cat, for voice & piano  (02:35)
  16. Tilim-bom, transcription for voice & orchestra (after Histoires pour enfants No. 1)  (01:01)

Disc 16

  1. The Rake's Progress, opera in 3 acts

    1. Act One, Scene One, The Garden of Truelove's house in the country. Prelude  (00:32)
    2. Act Two, Scene Three, The morning room in Rakewell's house. "As I was saying"  (05:32)
    3. Act One, Scene One, The Garden of Truelove's house in the country. "The woods are green"  (04:40)
    4. Act Two, Scene Three, The morning room in Rakewell's house. "You! O Nick! I've had the strangest dr  (05:19)
    5. Act One, Scene One, The Garden of Truelove's house in the country. "Here I stand"  (02:33)
    6. Act Three, Scene One, The morning room in Rakewell's house. "What Curious phenomena..."  (02:51)
    7. Act One, Scene One, The Garden of Truelove's house in the country. "Tom Rakewell?"  (07:02)
    8. Act Three, Scene One, The morning room in Rakewell's house. "Aha!"  (05:32)
    9. Act One, Scene One, The Garden of Truelove's house in the country. "Farewell for now"  (05:09)
    10. Act Three, Scene One, The morning room in Rakewell's house. "Sold! Annoyed! I've caught you Thievin  (06:27)
    11. Act One, Scene Two, Mother Goose's Brothel, London. "With air commanding"  (02:33)
    12. Act Three, Scene One, The morning room in Rakewell's house. "I go to him."  (01:57)
    13. Act One, Scene Two, Mother Goose's Brothel, London. "Come, Tom"  (05:00)
    14. Act Three, Scene Two, A starless night. A Churchyard. Prelude  (02:21)
    15. Act One, Scene Two, Mother Goose's Brothel, London. "Love too frequently betrayed" (Cavatina)  (03:39)
    16. Act Three, Scene Two, A starless night. A Churchyard. "How dark and dreadful is this place"  (04:41)
    17. Act One, Scene Two, Mother Goose's Brothel, London. "The sun is bright"  (02:27)
    18. Act Three, Scene Two, A starless night. A Churchyard. "Very well, then, my dear"  (08:29)
    19. Act One, Scene Three, Autumn. The garden of Truelove's house in the country. "No word from Tom"  (05:40)
    20. Act Three, Scene Two, A starless night. A Churchyard. "I burn! I freeze!"  (03:38)
    21. Act One, Scene Three, Autumn. The garden of Truelove's house in the country. "I'll go to him" (Caba  (02:50)
    22. Act Three, Scene Three, Bedlam. "Prepare yourselves, heroic shades."  (03:45)
    23. Act Two, Scene One, The morning room of Rakewell's house in a London square. "Vary the song, O Lond  (06:41)
    24. Act Three, Scene Three, Bedlam. "There he is. Have no fear. He is not dangerous."  (06:18)
    25. Act Two, Scene One, The morning room of Rakewell's house in a London square. "Master, are you alone  (04:46)
    26. Act Three, Scene Three, Bedlam. "Gently, little boat" (Lullaby)  (05:50)
    27. Act Two, Scene One, The morning room of Rakewell's house in a London square. "My tale shall be told  (02:12)
    28. Act Three, Scene Three, Bedlam. "Where art thou, Venus?"  (05:00)
    29. Act Two, Scene Two, The street in front of Rakewell's house. "How strange!"  (05:40)
    30. Act Three, Scene Three, Bedlam. Epilogue "Good people, just a moment"  (02:34)
    31. Act Two, Scene Two, The street in front of Rakewell's house. "Anne, Here!" (Duet)  (03:29)
    32. Act Two, Scene Two, The street in front of Rakewell's house. "Could it then have been known" (Trio)  (05:26)

Disc 18

  1. Oedipus Rex, opera-oratorio in 2 acts

    1. Prologue - Act 1  (23:59)
    2. Act 2  (26:05)
  2. The Flood, musical play for 3 vocal soloists, narrator, caller, speakers, chorus & orchestra

    1. Prelude  (06:06)
    2. Melodrama  (04:50)
    3. The Building of the Ark (Choreography)  (02:33)
    4. The Catalogue of the Animals  (01:32)
    5. The Comedy (Noah and his wife)  (01:43)
    6. The Flood (Choreography)  (02:31)
    7. The Covenant of the Rainbow  (03:28)

Disc 19

  1. Perséphone, melodrama in 3 parts, for reciter, vocal soloist, double chorus & orchestra

    1. 1. Persephone Abducted  (11:37)
    2. 2. Persephone in the Underworld  (26:36)
    3. 3. Persephone Restored  (17:40)
  2. Ode, elegiacal chant for orchestra

    1. 1. Eulogy  (03:27)
    2. 2. Eclogue  (02:49)
    3. 3. Epitaph  (04:04)
  3. Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum, for orchestra

    1. 1. Asciugate i begli occhi. Madrigale 14, Libro quinto  (02:28)
    2. 2. Ma tu, cagion di quella. Madrigale 18, Libro quinto  (01:55)
    3. 3. Belta poi che t'assenti. Madrigale 2, Libro sesto  (02:42)

Disc 20

  1. Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), canonic variations on the Christmas hymn for organ, BWV 769

    1. Choral  (00:40)
    2. Variation 1 (In canone all'Ottava)  (01:17)
    3. Variation 2 (Alio modo canone alla Quinta)  (01:10)
    4. Variation 3 (In canone alla Settima)  (02:17)
    5. Variation 4 (In canone all' Ottava per augmentationem)  (02:33)
    6. Variation 5 (L'altra sorte del canone al rovescio)  (02:45)
  2. King of the Stars (Zvezdoliki), cantata for male chorus & orchestra  (04:19)
  3. Ave Maria, for chorus a cappella (after Bogoroditse D'vo)  (01:25)
  4. Credo, for chorus  (02:42)
  5. Pater Noster, for chorus  (01:47)
  6. Cantata, for 2 soloists, female chorus & chamber orchestra

    1. A Lyke-Wake Dirge (Versus 1. Prelude)  (01:46)
    2. Ricercar 1 (Soprano) The maidens came  (04:45)
    3. A Lyke-Wake Dirge (Versus 2. 1st Interlude)  (01:41)
    4. Ricercar 2 (Tenor) Tommorrow shall be (Sacred History)  (11:57)
    5. A Lyke-Wake Dirge (Versus 3. 2nd Interlude)  (01:42)
    6. Westron Wind (Soprano and Tenor)  (02:13)
    7. A Lyke-Wake Dirge (Versus 4. Postlude)  (02:26)
  7. Mass, for chorus & double wind quintet

    1. Kyrie  (02:40)
    2. Gloria  (04:09)
    3. Credo  (04:00)
    4. Sanctus  (03:17)
    5. Agnus Dei  (02:47)
  8. Babel, cantata for reciter, male chorus & orchestra (for collaborative cantata "Genesis Suite")  (05:12)

Disc 21

  1. Canticum Sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis, cantata for 2 soloists, chorus & orchestra

    1. Dedicatio  (00:41)
    2. 1. Euntes in Mundum  (01:39)
    3. 2. Surge, aquilo  (02:44)
    4. 3. Ad Tres Virtutes Hortationes (Caritas, Spes, Fides)  (08:04)
    5. 4. Jesus autem ait illi  (03:06)
    6. 5. Illi autem profecti  (01:52)
  2. Introitus: T. S. Eliot in Memoriam, for male chorus & chamber ensemble  (03:51)
  3. A Sermon, a Narrative & a Prayer, cantata for 2 vocal soloists, reciter, chorus & orchestra

    1. 1. A Sermon (from St. Paul)  (04:00)
    2. 2. A Narrative, The Stoning of St. Stephen (Acts 6-7)  (07:28)
    3. 3. A Prayer (from Thomas Dekker)  (03:51)
  4. Anthem: The Dove Descending Breaks the Air, for chorus  (03:40)
  5. Threni: id est Lamentationes Jerimiæ Prophetæ, for 6 vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra

    1. Incipit  (00:53)
    2. De Elegia Prima  (07:42)
    3. De Elegia Terita: 1. Querimonia / 2. Sensus Spei / 3. Solacium  (18:05)
    4. De Elegia Quinta: Oratorio Jeremiae Prophetae  (03:09)

Disc 22

  1. Chant du rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale), symphonic poem for orchestra  (18:45)
  2. Danses concertantes, for chamber orchestra  (18:24)
  3. Epitaphium für das Grabmal des Prinzen Max Egon zu Fürstenberg, for flute, clarinet & harp  (01:12)
  4. Double Canon, for string quartet ("Raoul Dufy in Memoriam")  (01:21)
  5. Abraham and Isaac, sacred ballad for voice & chamber orchestra  (10:28)
  6. Variations: Aldous Huxley in Memoriam, for orchestra  (04:53)
  7. Requiem Canticles, for 2 vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra

    1. 1. Prelude  (01:06)
    2. 2. Exaudi  (01:44)
    3. 3. Dies Irae  (00:53)
    4. 4. Tuba mirum  (00:57)
    5. 5. Interude  (02:52)
    6. 6. Rex tremendae  (01:23)
    7. 7. Lacrimosa  (01:39)
    8. 8. Libera me  (00:59)
    9. 9. Postlude  (02:12)

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