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The Essential Igor Stravinsky ()

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This release really is the "essential" Stravinsky in the sense that every major piece of his entire oeuvre is represented here and in chronological order. You get a picture of his compositional style and how it changed over the course of his career. It ends with a bonus track, an animated recollection by Stravinsky of the writing and premiere of Le Sacre du printemps. That incident seems to be the one thing that everyone knows and remembers about Stravinsky and his music. But that was relatively early in his career. Once ...

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  1. Fireworks (Feu D'artifice), fantasy for orchestra, Op. 4
  2. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Danse infernale de tous les sujets de Kastchei
  3. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Berceuse (l'Oiseau de feu)
  4. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Reveil de Kastchei
  5. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Mort de Kastchei - Profonds ténèbres
  6. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra: Disparition du palais et des sortilèges de Kastchei, animation des chevaliers pétrifiés, allegresse
  7. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1911 version): Scene I - Opening
  8. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1911 version): The Shrove-tide Fair
  9. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1911 version): The Charlatan's Booth
  10. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1911 version): Russian Dance
  11. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1911 version): Scene II - Petrushka's Room
  12. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Introduction
  13. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Les augures printanières (Danse des adolescentes)
  14. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Jeu du rapt
  15. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Rondes printanières
  16. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Jeux des cités rivales
  17. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Cortège du Sage
  18. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Adoration de la terre (Le Sage)
  19. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra: Danse de la terre
  20. Suite No. 1, for chamber orchestra
  21. Ragtime, for 11 instruments
  22. L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments: Marche Royale
  23. L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments: Petit Concert
  24. Piano-Rag-Music, for piano
  25. Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Sinfonia (Ouverture)
  26. Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra: Gavotta con due variazioni
  27. Octet for wind instruments: I. Sinfonia
  28. Concerto for piano & wind instruments: III. Allegro
  29. Symphony of Psalms, for chorus & orchestra: Part 1. Exaudi orationem meam
  30. Violin Concerto in D major: 4. Capriccio
  31. Pastorale, song without words for violin & woodwind quartet
  32. Jeu de cartes (Card Game), ballet in "three deals" for orchestra: Premiere donne
  33. Concerto for chamber orchestra in E flat major ("Dumbarton Oaks"): I. Tempo giusto
  34. Symphony in C, for orchestra: III. Allegretto
  35. The Star-Spangled Banner, transcription for orchestra (after John Stafford Smith)
  36. Norwegian Moods (4), for orchestra: I. Intrada
  37. Circus Polka, for orchestra ("for a young elephant")
  38. Scherzo à la Russe, for orchestra
  39. Symphony in Three Movements, for orchestra: III. Con moto
  40. Ebony Concerto, for clarinet & jazz band: I. Allegro moderato
  41. The Rake's Progress, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Scene 3. Good people, just a moment
  42. Tango, for chamber orchestra
  43. Greeting Prelude, for orchestra
  44. Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum, for orchestra: II. Ma tu, cagion di quella: Madrigale XVIII, Libro quinto
  45. Elegy for J. F. K., for voice & 3 clarinets
  46. Fanfare for a New Theater, for 2 trumpets
  47. Requiem Canticles, for 2 vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra: II. Exaudi
  48. Requiem Canticles, for 2 vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra: III. Dies Irae
  49. Requiem Canticles, for 2 vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra: IV. Tuba Mirum
  50. The Owl and the Pussy-cat, for voice & piano
  51. Stravinsky in his own words, interview
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The Essential Igor Stravinsky
2003, Sony Classical

UPC: 696998991026

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