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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex, Apollon musagète / Jennifer Johnston (mz), Skelton (tenor), Saks (bass-baritone), Fanny Ardant (narr.), Monteverdi Choir, London SO, Gardiner

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Oedipus rex
>Stravinsky, Igor : Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

On this, his first release for LSO Live, Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, the Monteverdi Choir and top flight soloists including Jennifer Johnston and Stuart Skelton in a recording featuring Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex and Apollon musagète. French actress Fanny Ardant, who has appeared in more than fifty motion pictures, takes the role of narrator. The rich string harmonies and textures in the ballet score of Apollon musagète are pleasantly mesmerizing. In contrast, the dramatic and hauntingly compelling opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex is composed of an assemblage of monumental and powerful sounds, with magnificent vocals from the choir and soloists.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Barbican, London (04/25/2013/05/01/2013).



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Oedipus rex
  • Performers: Gidon Saks (Bass Baritone); Stuart Skelton (Tenor); Jennifer Johnston (Alto); Benedict Quirke (Voice); David Shipley (Voice); Alexander Ashworth (Voice)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
  • Notes: The Barbican, London (04/25/2013/05/01/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1927

>Stravinsky, Igor : Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Notes: The Barbican, London (04/25/2013/05/01/2013)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1928