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Stravinsky: Apollo, etc / Bashmet, Moscow Soloists

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  1. Stravinsky — Apollo, Scene 2: Apollon et les Muses $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Stravinsky — Apollo, Scene 2: Apollon et les Trois Muses $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Stravinsky — Apollo, Scene 2: Variation de Calliope $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Stravinsky — Apollo, Scene 2: Variation de Polymnie $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Stravinsky — Apollo, Scene 2: Variation de Terpsichore $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Stravinsky — Apollo, Scene 2: Pas de Deux $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Stravinsky — Apollo, Scene 2: Coda - Apollon et les Muses $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Stravinsky — Apollo, Scene 2: IV. Apotheose $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Stravinsky — Concerto in D Major for Strings: I. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Stravinsky — Concerto in D Major for Strings: II. Arioso $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Stravinsky — Concerto in D Major for Strings: III. Rondo $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): I. Lentamente $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): II. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): III. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): IV. Animato $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): V. Molto Giocoso $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): VI. Con Eleganza $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): VII. Pittoresco $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): IX. Comodo $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): X. Allegretto Tranquillo $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): XI. Ridicolosamente $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): XII. Assai Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): XIII. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): XIV. Feroce $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): XV. Inquieto $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): XVI. Dolente $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): XVII. Poetico, Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): XVIII. Con una Dolce Lentezza $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): XIX. Presto Agitatissimo e Molto Accentuato $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Stravinsky — 20 Visions Fugitives for Piano, Op. 22 (Arr. Strings Barshai/Balashov): XX. Lento Irrealmente $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Concerto for Violin in D major
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22
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Notes & Reviews:

"This is a disc that, more than any other I've heard in recent months, demands your full attention and rewards repeated listening. The performance of Stravinsky's Apollo is simply, well, Apollonian. There's no other word for it - Bashmet's rendition brings out all the grace and elegance of Stravinsky's score in a way that makes you fully appreciate how appropriate this music is for its Classical subject matter. The performance becomes, by the end, the musical equivalent of Grecian marblework - the rich, dense sound of the strings provides the medium from which Bashmet carves out Stravinsky's ideas, giving the utmost care to shape, proportion, and the clarity of individual lines. The Prokofiev piece, in a wonderful arrangement, receives a similarly masterful treatment. The sound quality - both of the ensemble itself and as captured in the recording - is amazing. I can't recommend this highly enough." -H&B

BBC Music Magazine
The 'rainbow colours' hinted at in Prokofiev's inspiration, lines by the poet Konstantin Balmont, are fully captured in this chameleonic performance. There are mysteries and passing hints of the numinous in this Apollo, too. Some may prefer the opulence of Karajan's full orchestral strings in the ballet (DG), but the lean Apollonian nimbleness of this Moscow ensemble, cleanly recorded, is surely a more authentic realisation.



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>Stravinsky, Igor : Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
  • Conductor: Yuri Bashmet
  • Ensemble: Moscow Soloists
  • Notes: Schloss Neuhardenberg, Berlin, Germany (07/11/2006-07/14/2006)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1928

>Stravinsky, Igor : Concerto for Violin in D major
  • Conductor: Yuri Bashmet
  • Ensemble: Moscow Soloists
  • Notes: Schloss Neuhardenberg, Berlin, Germany (07/11/2006-07/14/2006)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1946

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22
  • Conductor: Yuri Bashmet
  • Ensemble: Moscow Soloists
  • Notes: Schloss Neuhardenberg, Berlin, Germany (07/11/2006-07/14/2006)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915-1917