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Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird; L'Histoire du Soldat, suite; Les Noces; Symphony in C / Neumann; Dohnanyi

Audio Samples

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphony in C
>Stravinsky, Igor : Les Noces I (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pieces (3) for string quartet
>Stravinsky, Igor : Concertino, for string quartet
>Stravinsky, Igor : Songs (3) from William Shakespeare, for voice, flute, clarinet & viola

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphony in C
>Stravinsky, Igor : Les Noces I (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pieces (3) for string quartet
>Stravinsky, Igor : Concertino, for string quartet
>Stravinsky, Igor : Songs (3) from William Shakespeare, for voice, flute, clarinet & viola
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This specially priced two disc celebration of the music of Igor Stravinsky features historic stereo recordings made between 1970 to 1987, all remastered for SACD. Ranging from the opulence of The Firebird to the sparse neo-classic L'Histoire du Soldat suite, the repertoire on this set provides the listener with a fascinating survey of Stravinsky's music from the teens and twenties. Performers include the Tokyo String Quartet, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players and the Czech Philharmonic led by Christoph von Dohnányi.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
The Soldier's Tale suite gets high-caliber treatment from the Boston Symphony Chamber Players in a 1980 concert performance recorded in very fine sound. A crisp, vital performance with seamlessly integrated ensemble work.



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 35 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1910
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphony in C
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Prague (06/28/1970-06/29/1970)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1940

>Stravinsky, Igor : Les Noces I (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Zdenek Jilek (Piano); Anna Barova; Jiri Holena (Piano); Petr Adamec (Piano); Brigita Sulcova; Dalibor Jedlicka (Bass); Miroslav Svejda (Tenor); Stanislav Bogunia (Piano)
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Ensemble: Prague Radio Choir
  • Running Time: 22 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
  • Running Time: 13 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pieces (3) for string quartet
  • Ensemble: Tokyo String Quartet
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Concertino, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1920
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Songs (3) from William Shakespeare, for voice, flute, clarinet & viola
  • Performers: Milada Boublikova (Voice); Pavel Janda (Viola); Milan Kostohryz (Clarinet); Josef Mokros (Flute)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953
  • Studio/Live: Live