Stravinsky: Duo Concertant

Naxos: 8557532

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Stravinsky: Duo Concertant

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8557532

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th March 2011

Barcode:

0747313253227

Length:

66 minutes

Medium:

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Stravinsky: Duo Concertant


Stravinsky:

Duo concertant

Jennifer Frautschi (violin) & Jeremy Denk (piano)

Sonata for Two Pianos

Ralph van Raat and Maarten van Veen (pianos)

Requiem Canticles

Sally Burgess (contralto) & Roderick Williams (bass)

Abraham & Isaac

David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

Elegy, for solo viola

Richard O’Neill (Viola)

Tchaikovsky:

The Sleeping Beauty: 'Bluebird' Pas de deux, arranged Stravinsky


Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble, Robert Craft

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The acclaimed Naxos Robert Craft Stravinsky Edition continues with this fascinating album of diverse pieces by one of the 20th Century’s iconic composers. The Duo Concertant reconciles the contrasting timbres of violin and piano, while the breezy Sonata for Two Pianos, written in America, draws on Russian themes. The Requiem Canticles was performed at Stravinsky’s funeral, while the ‘sacred ballad’ Abraham and Isaac is a dramatic and moving retelling of the Old Testament story. The Élégie for solo viola is one of his most affecting works, and Bluebird is a loving arrangement for chamber orchestra of excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.

Igor Stravinsky: Duo concertant

I. Cantilene

II. Eglogue I

III. Eglogue II

IV. Gigue

V. Dithyrambe

Igor Stravinsky: Sonata for 2 Pianos

I. Moderato

II. Theme with Variations

III. Allegretto

Igor Stravinsky: Requiem Canticles

Prelude

Exaudi

Dies irae

Tuba mirum

Interlude

Rex tremendae

Lacrimosa

Libera me

Postlude

Igor Stravinsky: Abraham and Isaac

Abraham and Isaac

Igor Stravinsky: Elegie

Elegie

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 (arr. I. Stravinsky)

Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Adagio

Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Variation 1: Tempo di valse

Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Variation 2: Andantino

Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Coda - Con moto

The Guardian

26th May 2011

****

“It's the performances of the two late serial works [the Requiem Canticles and Abraham and Isaac] that make this disc worthwhile. Craft brings real urgency to these masterpieces, and a dramatic clarity in particular to Abraham and Isaac.”

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