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Stravinsky: Complete Music for Violin & Piano

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Suite d'apres themes, fragments et pieces de Giambattista Pergolesi, for violin & piano
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pastorale for Violin and Piano
>Stravinsky, Igor : Chants du Rossignol et Marche Chinoise, for violin & piano (transcribed with Samuel Dushkin)
>Stravinsky, Igor : Duo Concertante, for violin & piano
>Stravinsky, Igor : Berceuse, for violin & piano (after L'Oiseau de Feu, transcribed by Stravinsky)
>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird Suite
>Stravinsky, Igor : Chanson russe for Violin and Piano
>Stravinsky, Igor : Divertimento, transcription for violin & piano by Stravinsky & Samuel Dushkin (after The Fairy's Kis
>Stravinsky, Igor : Danse russe
>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
>Stravinsky, Igor : Ballad, for violin & piano (from The Fairy's Kiss, transcibed by Stravinsky & Jeanne Gautier)
>Stravinsky, Igor : Suite italienne
>Stravinsky, Igor : La Marseillaise, transcription for violin solo (after Rouget de Lisle)
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Notes & Reviews:

Stravinsky's collaboration with the violinist Samuel Dushkin was a great artistic success, generating new works for the repertoire as well as arrangements of some of the composer's most tuneful and popular works. Of these arrangements, Dushkin wrote that Stravinsky seemed, "to go back to the essence of the music and rewrite or recreate the music in the spirit of the new instrument." Indeed, these are not ordinary transcriptions. As he reduced his orchestral works to their bare essence, Stravinsky rethought every note and chord. In the performing partnership of Anthony Marwood and Thomas Ades, Hyperion has a combination that seems to reignite the original flames of inspiration, creation and re-creation.

'This fabulous two CD-set offers so many pleasures it's hard to know where to begin ... Adès handles the finger-twisting difficulties of the Duo Concertant with total aplomb, and has exactly the right incisive, luminous and chaste sound. Marwood, too, has that springy balletic quality always needed in Stravinsky, but he finds a myriad of colours to go with it: sly sentimental in the 'Chanson Russe' from Mavra, tender in the Duo. In all, it's a marvel' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Adès' touch with the piano parts is at once live-wire and beautifully stylish, with Marwood matching this flair for deftly characterised light and shade ... The Pulcinella suite and Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss both scintillate from start to finish ... The recorded sound, too, has marvellous presence' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Nothing could be more invigorating than Stravinsky's music for violin and piano ... Anthony Marwood finds infinite subtleties in the music's dance, while at the piano Thomas Adès is forceful without being domineering' (The Times)

'Marwood and Adès do the music every justice, bringing to their playing a sharp sense of rhythm and attack' (The Sunday Times)

'Pulcinella, The Nightingale, the Firebird and Petrushka take on fresher, lighter, more subtle colours and timbres, all exquisitely revealed in this masterly recording from the celebrated composer and pianist Thomas Adès and his long-time collaborator, the fine violinist Anthony Marwood' (The Observer)

'It's the collective rhythmic energy and control of these players, along with their very obvious knowledge of the inner workings and details of the score, that make this such an impressive performance' (International Record Review)

'Stravinsky makes considerable understated demands on his violinist, with frequent quantities of double stops, which Marwood dispatches with great style' (The Strad)

bbc.co.uk - Andrew McGregor
Marwood and Adès are a great fit: the intensely musical fiddle player at home in new concertos or classical chamber music, and Adès the uncompromising composer-pianist...The Duo concertant is a highlight; Marwood immaculately in tune whatever double stops, twists and turns Stravinsky throws at him, while Adès's care with the separate strands of the piano part pay dividends

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008).



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>Stravinsky, Igor : Suite d'après thèmes, fragments et pièces de Giambattista Pergolesi, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pastorale for Violin and Piano
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1933

>Stravinsky, Igor : Chants du Rossignol et Marche Chinoise, for violin & piano (transcribed with Samuel Dushkin)
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1932

>Stravinsky, Igor : Duo Concertante, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Stravinsky, Igor : Berceuse, for violin & piano (after L'Oiseau de Feu, transcribed by Stravinsky)
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1929

>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird Suite
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1929

>Stravinsky, Igor : Firebird Suite
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Stravinsky, Igor : Chanson russe for Violin and Piano
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Stravinsky, Igor : Divertimento, transcription for violin & piano by Stravinsky & Samuel Dushkin (after The Fairy's Kis
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Stravinsky, Igor : Danse russe
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
  • Performer: Thomas Adès (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Stravinsky, Igor : Ballad, for violin & piano (from The Fairy's Kiss, transcibed by Stravinsky & Jeanne Gautier)
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Suite italienne :: Scherzino
  • Performers: Thomas Adès (Piano); Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Stravinsky, Igor : La Marseillaise, transcription for violin solo (after Rouget de Lisle)
  • Performer: Anthony Marwood (Violin)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/27/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 01/01/1919