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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex

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>Stravinsky, Igor : Les Noces I (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Oedipus rex

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>Stravinsky, Igor : Les Noces I (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Oedipus rex
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Notes & Reviews:

To date, each release from the Mariinsky label has featured music by some of the great Russian composers of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, each has whom has had strong connections with St. Petersburg. For the label's sixth release, Valery Gergiev turns to the music of Igor Stravinsky, a composer who grew up in the city, attending performances at the Mariinsky Theatre where his father sang. Although less than four years separate the premieres of Les Noces and Oedipus Rex, they are two of the greatest works of two distinct phases in Stravinsky's career. Stravinsky dedicated Les Noces to Diaghilev (whose Ballet Russes gave the premiere) and it marks the crowning glory of Stravinsky's so-called 'second Russian period.' The opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex is the first great work of Stravinsky's neoclassical period. It is sung here in Latin with Jean Cocteau's original French narration spoken by the wellknown actor Gerard Depardieu.

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Recording information: Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, R.



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>Stravinsky, Igor : Les Noces I (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Alexander Timchenko (Voice); Alexander Mogilevsky (Piano); Olga Savova (Soprano); Andrei Serov (Piano); Mlada Khudoley (Piano); Yulia Zaichkina (Piano); Svetlana Smolina (Piano); Maxim Mogilevsky (Piano)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia (12/28/2009-12/31/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917

>Stravinsky, Igor : Oedipus rex
  • Performers: Ekaterina Sementchuk; Sergey Semishkur (Tenor); Evgeny Nikitin (Baritone); Alexander Timchenko (Voice); Mikhail Petrenko (Bass)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia (2009-02-28_2009-12-31&2010-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1927