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

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Stravinsky Ballets

Stravinsky Ballets


Stravinsky:

The Firebird Suite

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Pulcinella

Ballet (Complete)

The Rite of Spring

(1947 version)

Petrushka (1911 version)


Building a Library

First Choice - October 2002

DG 2CD - 4530852

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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, etc.

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

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Concerto in D for string orchestra 'Basler'


Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Alexander Rahbari, Richard Studt

Naxos - 8553217

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Stravinsky: Works for Two pianos

Stravinsky: Works for Two pianos


Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

four-hands composition arranged for 2 pianos, by John-Patrick Millow. Recorded in Paris, 18 June 1982

Scherzo a la Russe

arranged for two pianos by the composer. Recorded in New York, 1961

Vitya Vronsky & Viktor Babin

Five Easy Pieces for Piano Duet

Recorded in Paris, 9-10 February, 1991

Three Easy Pieces for Piano Duet

Recorded in Paris, 9-10 February, 1991

Sonata for Two Pianos

Recorded at Bavaria Atelier, Munich, November 1962

Tango

arranged for two pianos by Viktor Babin. Recorded in New York, 1961

Vitya Vronsky & Viktor Babin


on Bösendorfers (2-3, 8-15) Bernard Job, John-Patrick Millow, on Steinways (1, 4-7, 19) Vitya Vronsky & Viktor Babin (16-18) Alfons & Aloys Kontarsky

A generous compilation of Stravinsky’s two-piano works, including his Rite of Spring. The Sacrifice is a tribute to the household gods who assemble to celebrate the inexorable danse de mort, played on a Bösendorfer and a Steinway, their exquisite respective craftsmanship proffered for our humble admiration.

“Stravinsky’s shrill, rhythmic energies are cast in new colours, with piano as glittering percussion instrument...This is a fascinating disc, full of riches. The sound is clear and vivid.” The Observer, 18th June 2017 ****

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Praga Digitals - PRD250379

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$14.25

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Stravinsky: The Firebird, Petrushka & The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky: The Firebird, Petrushka & The Rite of Spring


Stravinsky:

The Firebird

Petrushka

The Rite of Spring


Under their Chief Conductor David Robertson, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra presents a stunning live account of three seminal works: Stravinsky's The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring.

Stravinsky first achieved international fame with these works, which were commissioned for – and first performed by – Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. Premiered during an extraordinary period stretching from 1910 to 1913, these ballets quite simply revolutionized music: whilst often reaching into the past for their musical and cultural material, they introduced totally new conceptions of rhythm, colour and scale. The audience famously rioted at the first performance of The Rite of Spring – and whilst we may not be so scandalized in the 21st century, the music feels no less ground-breaking.

Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, these performances showcase a glittering Sydney Symphony Orchestra under a conductor with a rare ability to bring to life the music of the 20th century. The critical and audience response to the concerts, which can now be enjoyed again through this album, was unanimous.

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ABC Classics - ABC4814954

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Go East!

Go East!

Stravinsky, Brahms, Hindemith & Manav


Brahms:

Waltzes (16), Op. 39, extracts

Hindemith:

Acht Walzer Op. 6

Manav:

Anatolian tunes, Op. 38

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring


Gülru Ensari & Herbert Schuch

First Recording of the Piano Duo Ensari & Schuch

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Avi Music - AVI8553376

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Invocations

Invocations


Debussy:

6 Epigraphes antiques

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

(arr. for 2 pianos)


Katia & Marielle Labèque (pianos)

DG - 4814716

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Sir Simon Rattle & Sol Gabetta

Sir Simon Rattle & Sol Gabetta

Recorded live at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2014, directed by Torben Schmidt Jacobsen


Elgar:

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Sol Gabetta (cello)

Ligeti:

Atmosphères

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

Wagner:

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1


The Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta made her Philharmoniker debut at the 2014 Easter Festival in Baden-Baden with Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, the final great work of the composer. “Sol Gabetta’s Elgar Concerto is one of the best around, a heartfelt, tonally rounded performance.” (Gramophone). The orchestra and conductor also performed the prelude to Wagner’s Lohengrin, György Ligeti’s orchestral piece Atmosphères and Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, a work which is entirely focused on the future and pushes the boundaries of classical music in terms of sound, rhythm and energy.

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker contrasted the prelude to Wagner’s Lohengrin and György Ligeti’s orchestral piece Atmosphères perfectly, demonstrating that they both employ different styles to pursue a similar objective – an iridescent, otherworldly sound.

Star cellist Sol Gabetta gave an outstanding interpretation of Elgar’s Cello Concerto: the final great work of the composer, full of melancholy and a sense of farewell.

In contrast to Elgar, Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps is focused on the future. In their previous performances, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle have shown that this work, despite its inherent modernity, also provides a wealth of sensual pleasure. “The musicians breezed through the Sacre with ridiculous virtuosity, as laid-back as if it were a mambo on a dance floor on a Caribbean beach.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Cross-promotion with Sony’s Sol Gabetta album (Martinů: Cello Concerto No. 1 & Elgar Cello Concerto), which is also to be released on Nov 4, 2016. The Elgar Cello Concerto album audio is identical with the audio on the DVD and as it was also taken from the Baden-Baden live recording.

BD Picture: 1080/60i-Full HD-16:9

BD Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0

Language/subtitles: N/A

BD box lot: 35

Region code: All (A1/B2/C3)

Running time: 94 mins

Production year: 2014

Guide PPD: 15,00 EUR

“Rattle’s presence can be heard, and felt, in virtually every bar of the score: the way he moulds phrases, nudges details to the fore, bends the line, holds tight to a salient accompanying detail (especially along the lower end of the spectrum) or responds to Gabetta’s characterful solo playing, now rather more stylised than it was before.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2017

GGramophone Magazine

DVD/Blu-ray of the Month - February 2017

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EuroArts - 8024259964

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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & The Firebird

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & The Firebird

Stravinsky & the Ballets Russes, 100th anniversary collector's edition


Stravinsky:

The Firebird

Ekaterina Kondaurova (Firebird), Ilya Kuznetsov (Ivan Tsarevich), Marianna Pavlova (The Princess) & Vladimir Ponomarev (Kachtcheï the Immortal)

The Rite of Spring

and staged by Millicent Hodson, Kenneth Archer, lighting: Vladimir Lukin

Alexandra Iosifidi (The Chosen One), Elena Bazhenova (300-Year-Old Woman) & Vladimir Ponomarev (Shaman)

The Firebird:

Choreography & libretto: Michel Fokine (1910)

reconstruction Isabelle Fokine, Andris Liepa; Set & costume design:Anna & Anatoly Nezhny after original sketches by Alexander Golovin, Léon Bakst & Michel Fokine

The Rite of Spring

Choreography after Vaslav Nijinsky (1913)

Scene plan: Igor Stravinsky & Nicholas Roerich, reconstructed and staged by Millicent Hodson; Set and costume design: Nicholas Roerich, reconstructed and supervised by Kenneth Archer; Lighting: Vladimir Lukin


In celebration of the creation of 'Le Sacre du printemps' in Paris in 1913, Bel Air present a new edition in a DVD-book of a wonderful Stravinsky night at the Mariinsky with the original Nijinsky version of the 'Rite of Spring' and 'The Firebird' both conducted by Valery Gergiev.

The premiere of 'The Rite of Spring' at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris, on May 1913 caused a veritable scandal. The audience was shocked by the primitive violence of the ballet. It was so radically rejected that the ballet was taken off after eight performances. Although long forgotten, thanks to the relentless work of Millicent Hodson, Nijinsky’s original choreography was recreated.

'The Firebird' is a Russian folk tale in two scenes commissioned from the young Stravinsky by Diaghilev and premiered at the Paris Opera House in 1910. The ballet was an immediate success. The Ballets Russes enabled the choreographer Fokine to bring to this enterprise the right amount of novelty needed to captivate but not alienate the audience. It was a total success.

CONTENTS: DVD BOOK, 2 ballets 85 min.

Bonus: Documentary on the Ballets Russes (8 min), interviews with Millicent Hodson & Kenneth Archer (30 min), 36pp illustrated in 3 languages

Format: Colour, 16/9, NTSC, Sound: PCM Stereo - Dolby Digital 5.1.

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Bel Air Classiques - BAC241

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Stravinsky: The Rite of the Spring - Vinyl Edition

Stravinsky: The Rite of the Spring - Vinyl Edition


Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

Symphonies of Wind Instruments


From pagan savagery to refined Classical elegance via a masterpiece of oblique ritual, these recordings trace Stravinsky’s eventful musical journey of creative curiosity and unquenchable originality. Sir Simon Rattle has long been acclaimed as a conductor of vivid insights in this music, and the Berliner Philharmoniker’s virtuosity makes this a disc of aptly balletic power and poetry.

Warner Classics - 9029594339

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Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps; The Firebird; Jeu de cartes

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps; The Firebird; Jeu de cartes


Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

The Firebird Suite

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DG - 4826058

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