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Sounds of the 30s - works by Ravel, Stravinsky, Weill, De Sabata / Stefano Bollani, piano, Riccardo Chailly

Audio Samples

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
>Weill, Kurt : Surabaya-Johnny
>Weill, Kurt : Zuhalterballade (Tango-Ballade), song for voice & piano (from "Die Dreigroschenoper")
>Sabata, Victor de : Mille e una notte, suite for piano & orchestra

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
>Weill, Kurt : Surabaya-Johnny
>Weill, Kurt : Zuhalterballade (Tango-Ballade), song for voice & piano (from "Die Dreigroschenoper")
>Sabata, Victor de : Mille e una notte, suite for piano & orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A new recording with Riccard Chailly, a top classical conductor, and Stefano Bollani, a top jazz pianist, following their phenomenally successful Gershwin Rhapsody/Concerto album, which was 35 weeks in the Italian pop charts and has shipped more than 56,000 times. A new exciting program focused on the magic '30s: a decade full of energy and creativity, in which several top classical composers were strongly influenced by such modern trends like jazz, tango and fox-trot. The program of Ravel, Stravinsky, Weill and De Sabata features classical pieces with strong jazz influences: a feature that these two artists, with their unique skills, can truly highlight. Two world recording premieres are included: the suite from victor de sabata's Thousand and one Nights and Guenther's orchestration of Stravinsky's Tango for Chamber Orchestra. This is a studio recording, which was followed by a completely packed performance in Leipzig "Augustusplatz" in September 2011. Stefano Bollani's inexhaustible inventiveness and Riccardo chailly's rhythmic suppleness make for a thrilling collaboration that will be on display in four concerts in France in 2012, at La Scala at the end of April and in Amsterdam in 2013.

Gramophone Magazine
For me, the highlight of the disc is Victor de Sabata's Mille e una notte...Here Marx, Gershwin and Stravinsky rub shoulders with an already assured idiom in music played by Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra with brilliance and refinement rather than forced gaeity and abandon. The de Sabata is worth the price of this record alone.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (08/29/2011-09/02/2011).



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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
  • Performer: Stefano Bollani (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Ensemble: Gewandhausorchester
  • Notes: Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (08/29/2011-09/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
  • Performer: Stefano Bollani (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (08/29/2011-09/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Weill, Kurt : Surabaya-Johnny
  • Performer: Stefano Bollani (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (08/29/2011-09/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 06/1929-08/1929

>Weill, Kurt : Zuhälterballade (Tango-Ballade), song for voice & piano (from "Die Dreigroschenoper")
  • Performer: Stefano Bollani (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (08/29/2011-09/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 05/1928-08/1928

>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
  • Performer: Stefano Bollani (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (08/29/2011-09/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Sabata, Victor de : Mille e una notte, suite for piano & orchestra
  • Performer: Stefano Bollani (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (08/29/2011-09/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern