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Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Pulcinella; Apollon Musagète; Concerto in D for Strings / Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Joshua Weilerstein

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pulcinella, suite for orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Concerto for Violin in D major
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Igor Stravinsky inaugurated the era of musical neo-classicism with a sensational success. His Pulcinella continues to be uncommonly popular today, primarily as a suite from the ballet of the same name - which makes this virtuosic orchestral piece the perfect choice for theg MDG debut program featuring Joshua Weilerstein, the new principal conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. Apollon musagète and the rarely heard Concerto in D offer additional highly interesting insights into the great Russian composer's oeuvre.

Apollonian clarity was Stravinsky's aim in the ballet music for Apollon musagète. Simple tonal motifs, violins feasting on harmonic thirds, and the intelligent scoring solely for string orchestra: Apollo, the guide of the Muses, remains true to his calling right up to the top of Mount Parnassus. From time to time, a bit of compositional irony seems to poke a little fun at the world of ancient myth.

Stravinsky wrote the Concerto in D for the Basel Chamber Orchestra, under Paul Sacher, its legendary director and a generous patron of the musical avant-garde. This three-movement work challenges each and every string orchestra that performs it.

With Joshua Weilerstein the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne has truly passed the torch to a new generation. The young conductor follows in big footsteps, but continuity on the highest level is also a sure bet: after the pianist Christian Zacharias.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 09/16/2015-09/20/2015.



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pulcinella, suite for orchestra
  • Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein
  • Ensemble: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: 09/16/2015-09/20/2015
  • Running Time: 19 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Stravinsky, Igor : Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
  • Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein
  • Notes: 09/16/2015-09/20/2015
  • Running Time: 28 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1928

>Stravinsky, Igor : Concerto for Violin in D major
  • Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein
  • Notes: 09/16/2015-09/20/2015
  • Running Time: 12 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1946