Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary - A History / Jon Tolansky [Includes Audio Documentary]

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Works:

Disc 1

1

Introduction

3:08

2

Les augures printaniers - Danse des adolescents

3:21

3

Jeu de rapt

1:27

4

Rondes printanières

3:19

5

Jeux des cités

2:02

6

6a. Cortège du sage

0:45

7

6b. Le sage

0:21

8

Danse de la terre

1:19

9

Introduction

3:49

10

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:06

11

Glorification d’élue

1:40

12

Evocation des ancêtres

0:43

13

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:16

14

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:38

15

Introduction

3:40

16

The Harbingers Of Spring, Dance Of The Adolescents

3:07

17

Mock Abduction

1:26

18

Spring Rounds

3:34

19

Games Of The Rival Tribes

1:53

20

6a. Cortège du sage

0:42

21

6b. Le sage

0:23

22

Dance of the Earth

1:09

23

Introduction (Largo)

3:58

24

Mystical Circles Of The Young Girls

3:09

25

Glorification Of The Chosen Victim

1:36

26

Summoning Of The Elders

0:55

27

Ritual Of the Elders

3:29

28

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen Victim)

4:39

Disc 2

1

Introduction

3:20

2

The Augurs Of Spring: Dances Of The Young Girls

3:20

3

Ritual Of Abduction

1:18

4

Spring Rounds

3:41

5

Ritual Of The Rival Tribes

1:53

6

Procession Of The Sage

0:40

7

The Sage

0:24

8

Dance Of The Earth

1:08

9

Introduction

4:01

10

Mystic Circles Of The Young Girls

2:56

11

Glorification Of The Chosen One

1:31

12

Evocation Of The Ancestors

0:39

13

Ritual Action Of The Ancestors

3:21

14

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

4:27

15

Introduction

3:34

16

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:13

17

Jeu du rapt

1:22

18

Rondes printanières

3:45

19

Jeux des cités

1:50

20

6a. Cortège du sage

0:41

21

6b. Le sage

0:19

22

Danse de la terre

1:13

23

Introduction

4:06

24

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:07

25

Glorification d’élue

1:26

26

Évocation des ancêtres

0:39

27

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:26

28

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:46

Disc 3

1

Introduction [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

3:23

2

The Augurs Of Spring: Dances Of The Young Girls [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

3:13

3

Ritual Of Abduction [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

1:16

4

Spring Rounds [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

3:41

5

Ritual Of The Rival Tribes [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

1:46

6

Procession Of The Sage [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

0:40

7

The Sage [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

0:26

8

Dance Of The Earth [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

1:09

9

Introduction [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

4:23

10

Mystic Circles Of The Young Girls [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

3:35

11

Glorification Of The Chosen One [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

1:36

12

Evocation Of The Ancestors [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

0:49

13

Ritual Action Of The Ancestors [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

3:50

14

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One) [Revised Version 1947 For Orchestra]

5:00

15

Introduction

3:17

16

The Harbingers of Spring, Dance of the Adolescents

3:11

17

Mock Abduction

1:17

18

Spring Rounds

3:56

19

Games of the Rival Tribes

1:46

20

Procession of the Sage

0:38

21

The Sage

0:23

22

Dance of the Earth

1:13

23

Introduction

4:09

24

Mystical Circle Of The Adolescents

3:10

25

Glorification of the Chosen One

1:28

26

Evocation of the Ancestors

0:42

27

Ritual of the Ancestors

3:30

28

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

4:23

Disc 4

1

Introduction & Background To The World Premiere

7:59

2

Nijinsky’s Realisation Of Stravinsky’s Vision

10:10

3

The Procession Of The Sage, The Sacred Kiss & The Dance Of The Earth - Stravinsky’s Music & Nijinsky’s Portrayal

4:29

4

The Sacrifice - Stravinsky’s Music, Nijinsky’s Choreography & Performing Demands

15:17

5

The Legacy Of “Le Sacre Du Printemps”

8:22

6

The Challenge Of “Le Sacre Du Printemps”

12:49


Works:

Six of the greatest recordings ever made of the work from the catalogues of Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips. In addition to digital recordings by Antal Dorati, Riccardo Chailly, Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev and Esa-Pekka Salonen, is a recording from 1956 by Pierre Monteaux, the conductor of the premiere on that fateful night in 1913.

Also included on the 4th CD is Jon Tolanksy’s illuminating audio documentary that includes the first ever issue of first hand, eye-witness recollections of the legendary premiere and specially recorded comments on the work’s revolutionary power from international conductors, choreographers and dancers.

This 4 CD set celebrates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring in Paris on 29 May 1913. It is widely regarded as the most significant event in 20th century classical music and the shock of this groundbreaking score can still be felt today.

included in this outstanding collection are six of the greatest recordings ever made of the work from the catalogues of Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips.

In addition to digital recordings by Antal Dorati Riccardo Chailly, Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev and Esa-Pekka Salonen, is a recording from 1956 by Pierre Monteux, the conductor of the premiere on that fateful night in 1913.

Also included on the fourth CD is Jon Tolanskyu's illuminating audio documentary that includes the first ever issue of first hand, eye-witness recollections of the legendary premiere, and specially recorded comments on the work's revolutionary power from international conductors choreographers and dancers.



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