Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps)

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Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 version), etc.

Stravinsky:

Petrushka (1911 version)

The Firebird

The Rite of Spring

Scherzo Fantastique, Op. 3

Fireworks, Op. 4


Apex - 2564643772

(CD - 2 discs)

$11.25

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Stravinsky Ballets - in composer's own versions for 4 hands piano

Stravinsky Ballets - in composer's own versions for 4 hands piano


Stravinsky:

The Firebird

Petrushka

The Rite of Spring


Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips

“a real shot of adrenalin” Daily Telegraph

Deux-Elles - DXL1081

(CD)

$16.75

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Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring


Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

The Firebird - excerpts


In 1913, with Europe on the brink of war, a fashionable Parisian audience reacted with hostile frenzy to the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's new work, The Rite of Spring. The ballet's shocking music and dance provoked a riot that evening and soon afterwards was recognized as perhaps the most revolutionary piece of the 20th century. It still has that reputation today.

In this DVD, Michael Tilson Thomas and the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony take you from the salons of St. Petersburg to the villages where Stravinsky found inspiration in the earthly power of Russian folk music and dance. MTT then retraces Stravinsky's journey to the cultural crossroads of pre-war Paris. There, in collaboration with the great impresario Diaghilev and his star dancer Nijinsky, Stravinsky developed the shocking, erotic, and violent evocation of pagan Russia that became The Rite of Spring.

Nearly a century after this wild rainforest of sound was performed, The Rite of Spring remains as exhilirating and liberating as music can be. MTT and the San Francisco Symphony show you why.

“it's rhythmically taut, but rather too polished to convey the earthy danger of the music that comes across strongly in the documentary...Still, the package as a whole is a good introduction to this masterpiece.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2013 ****

“At a time when America’s major orchestras are struggling to define their missions and maintain audiences, the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas is an exception.” New York Times

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Avie Keeping Score - 82193600149

(DVD Video)

$27.50

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Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain, etc.

Bartók:

The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, Sz. 73 (suite)

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain

(original version)

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

(1947 version)


“I'm not sure… that I've ever heard so much of the Rite's instrumental detail revealed so intricately: the interweaving woodwind of the introduction are exquisitely, indeed eerily sifted, and even in the biggest climaxes there is unusual clarity of texture. The couplings are also attractive - swirling, intermittently thunderous renditions of Musorgsky's original version of Night on the Bare Mountain and the concert suite from Bartók's Miraculous Mandarin ballet...” BBC Music Magazine, October 2006 ****

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Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

DG - E4776198

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Stravinsky: Petrushka and The Rite of Spring for Two Pianos

Stravinsky: Petrushka and The Rite of Spring for Two Pianos


Stravinsky:

Petrushka

The Rite of Spring


Michael Boyd (piano), Joel Schoenhals (piano)

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(CD)

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Stravinsky: The Nightingale, etc.

Stravinsky:

The Nightingale

Philharmonia Orchestra, Robert Craft

The Rite of Spring

Olga Trífonova (soprano), Robert Tear (tenor), Pippa Longworth (soprano) & Paul Whelan (bass-baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Craft


“A long-time Stravinsky friend, aide-de-camp, and musical collaborator, Craft retains The Rite's powerful rhythmic thrust while remaining marvellously attentive to the music's ornate detail” The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Naxos - 8557501

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$8.75

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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring


DG - 4775485

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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring


Telarc - CD80054

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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

A Silent Film by Oliver Hermann to the Music of Igor Stravinsky

Ariadna del Carmen, Sophie Semin, Robert Hunger-Bühler


Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps was inspired by prehistoric rituals as well as by a dance performed for the Slavic god Yarilo. Here the story is transposed to the realm of Santeria – one of the few still practiced archaic religions. The material world is represented as an emotionally impoverished big city, while the spiritual world is symbolized as a tropical island where the Santeria rituals are still practiced. The coupling of Stravinsky’s revolutionary music with the ancient rituals and symbols of the Santeria religion creates a framework for the story of three individuals, oppressed by the pressures of everyday life, who experience personal sacrifice and transformation in the course of a Santeria ceremony.

Nudity and sexual content

Recording Date: 2003
Running Time: 127 min
Picture Format: 16:9 (Extras 4:3)
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Menu Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, I, SP

Best Foreign Film Award at the 2004 Beverley Hills Film Festival

“Long a party piece for Sir Simon Rattle in Birmingham, The Rite of Spring has assumed totemic status in Berlin, too. It has been deployed in an outreach community dance project as well as providing live musical accompaniment to Oliver Herrmann's experimental silent movies at the Berlin Film Festival. Herrmann fell into a diabetic coma only days before completing this defiantly oblique, postmodern artefact. Replete with visual tricks, it has garnered posthumous acclaim for a photographer and film-maker known to music lovers through his collaborations with his wife, the soprano Christine Schäfer.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2005

DVD Video

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Format: NTSC

Arthaus Musik - 100333

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$28.00

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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, etc.

Nielsen:

Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 (FS97)

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring


Telarc - CD80615

(CD)

$17.75

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