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The Essential Igor Stravinsky Limited Edition

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ESSENTIAL IGOR STRAVINSKY

Disc: 1
1. Fireworks, Op.4 - Columbia Symphony Orchestra
2. Danse Infernale De Tous Les Sujets De Kastchei - Columbia Symphony Orchestra
3. Berceuse (L'Oiseau De Feu) - Columbia Symphony Orchestra
4. Reveil De Kastchei - Columbia Symphony Orchestra
5. Mort De Kastchei - Profonds Tenebres - Columbia Symphony Orchestra
6. Disparition Du Palais Et Des Sortileges De Kastchei, Animation Des Chevaliers Petrifies Allegresse Generale - Columbia Symphony Orchestra
7. Opening - Philharmonia Orchestra
8. The Shrove-tide Fair - Philharmonia Orchestra
9. The Charlatan's Booth - Philharmonia Orchestra
10. Russian Dance - Philharmonia Orchestra
See all 31 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Part I. Exaudi Orationem Meam - London Symphony Chorus
2. IV. Capriccio - Cho-Liang Lin
3. Chant Sants Paroles - Israel Baker
4. Premiere Donne - Cleveland Orchestra
5. I. Tempo Giusto - Columbia Symphony Orchestra
6. III. Allegretto - London Symphony Orchestra
7. The Star-Spangled Banner - The Festival Singers Of Toronto
8. I. Intrada - Columbia Symphony Orchestra
9. Circus Polka (For A Young Elephant) - CBC Symphony Orchestra
10. Scherzo A La Russe - Philharmonia Orchestra
See all 23 tracks on this disc

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 25, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Sony
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • ASIN: B00008NGAW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,768 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Louie Bourland on May 18, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Sony Music's "The Essential Igor Stravinsky" truly lives up to its title. This double-CD set includes nearly every important piece of work (either in part or in whole) by the great Russian composer. The set also presents the pieces in chronological order beginning in 1908 with "Fireworks" and ending in 1966 with his final piece, the short but simple "Owl and The Pussycat". In between, there are excerpts from Stravinsky's most famous works including the first part of "The Rite Of Spring" and highlights from the "Firebird" and "Petrushka" ballets. There are also lesser-known works included as well as his harmonically rearranged version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" (a rendition which caused a stir in the early 1940's). The entire collection concludes with a rare recorded interview with Igor Stravinsky himself in which he remembers the infamous premere of "The Rite Of Spring".
The CD booklet includes detailed liner notes as well as a written tribute by Trey Anastasio of the band Phish. The sound quality of the recordings is amazing (even on the historic 1934 recording of "Piano Rag Music"). All in all, this an excellent collection of works by the great Igor Stravinsky. In a sense, this compilation gives the composer the 'rock musician' treatment. It's a 'greatest hits' album and a career-spanning retrospective that serves as an ideal introduction to Igor's music. Even if your not a fan of Classical music, it isn't difficult to listen to the works of Stravinsky and not be stirred.
Definitely The Essential Igor Stravinsky!!!
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I completely liked this double CD because it gives the overall picture & range of this composer. It caused me to want to explore him further. I suspect others would be like myself upon listening. There's nothing I could say I didn't like. This is a good introduction to the big 22 disk Stravinsky conducted Sony box set. The Stravinsky Sony edition is amazingly affordable at least for the moment. Another Stravinsky box set alternative is the one directed by Chailly. The Chailly box I've read has excellent sound.....
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His music can seem so frenetic at first, but when I listen carefully, I think he got it exactly right. One has to tune in to his music though. He is not an easy listen, but he is brilliant.
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By Leonardo on November 6, 2013
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Imagine 100 years and still going strong, The Rite of Spring+ Love the pulsating music, it is timeless classical music which opened the way for other 20th century composers and audiences.
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2 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jacques COULARDEAU on September 29, 2011
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W. H. Auden's libretto is pure poetry. The language is simple but the stanzas in most arias are extremely original in rhythm and in rhyme. He also plays with run-on lines, amplified by the music that makes the rhyme sound awkward and attractive to the ear. We have most of the time a perfect osmosis between the music and the text, between the two rhythmic beats, maybe even too perfect to be true. We are not surprised that in the best Shakespearean tradition words are repeated a certain number of times and that these numbers are meaningful. For one example Anne's Lullaby is perfect. It is ternary to the extreme. Three stanzas with the same rhyming pattern: AABCCDC, Three C rhymes. The line in D (non-rhyming at all) contains the repetition of one word three times. The rhyme in B is going to be identical in the three stanzas and thus be a rhyme. The two ternary elements (one rhyme and one repetition of a word) build a flash of Solomonic justice. Anne is putting Tom to sleep with a lullaby but that sleep is eternal and just. The ternary rhyme that runs over the three stanzas is building the same Solomonic flash of justice, reaching the peace of the Gospels and the Apostles.

This perfect Christian ending is even amplified by the duettino between Anne and her father. Anne's stanza has six lines with the simple rhyme pattern AABBCC, Solomonic indeed. But her father is echoing this sestina with a stanza of three lines using the same rhymes on the pattern ABC. This triplet turns the sestina into a set of nine lines, or three times three rhymes, the hour of Jesus' death, the death of the Savior and we are justified to wonder if Anne has not saved Tom after all and his death is the death of a saved person if not a savior.
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