Stravinsky: The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

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Sommernachtskonzert 2017

Sommernachtskonzert 2017

Summer Night Concert 2017


Dvorak:

Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Za tihlou Gazelou (from Armida)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Humperdinck:

Hänsel & Gretel Overture

Rachmaninov:

Twilight, Op.21 No. 3

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne, Op. 4 No. 4

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Spring torrents, Op. 14 No.11

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Berceuse from The Firebird

Finale from The Firebird

Tchaikovsky:

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 - Pas d'action

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Williams, John:

Hedwig's Theme (from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)


Fairytales and myths have inspired composers from time immemorial, and audiences, too, have invariably been enthralled by the unending struggle between good and evil. Central to the Vienna Philharmonic’s 2017 Summer Night Concert are German, French, Russian and Czech fairytales as well as a contemporary fantasy figure that is Anglo-Saxon in origin.

In 2017 the Summer Night Concert will again be conducted by one of the most distinguished musicians of our time. Christoph Eschenbach, who also conducted the 2014 Summer Night Concert, is in demand as a guest conductor for prominent orchestras and opera houses worldwide. Since 2010 he has been musical director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Having begun his career as a pianist, he learned conducting under George Szell and Herbert von Karajan. Since making his debut as a conductor in 1972, he has led renowned orchestras, including the Tonhalle-Orchester in Zurich, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Sommernachtskonzert 2017

Sommernachtskonzert 2017

Summer Night Concert 2017


Dvorak:

Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Za tihlou Gazelou (from Armida)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Humperdinck:

Hänsel & Gretel Overture

Rachmaninov:

Twilight, Op.21 No. 3

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne, Op. 4 No. 4

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Spring torrents, Op. 14 No.11

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Berceuse from The Firebird

Finale from The Firebird

Tchaikovsky:

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 - Pas d'action

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Williams, John:

Hedwig's Theme (from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)


Fairytales and myths have inspired composers from time immemorial, and audiences, too, have invariably been enthralled by the unending struggle between good and evil. Central to the Vienna Philharmonic’s 2017 Summer Night Concert are German, French, Russian and Czech fairytales as well as a contemporary fantasy figure that is Anglo-Saxon in origin.

In 2017 the Summer Night Concert will again be conducted by one of the most distinguished musicians of our time. Christoph Eschenbach, who also conducted the 2014 Summer Night Concert, is in demand as a guest conductor for prominent orchestras and opera houses worldwide. Since 2010 he has been musical director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Having begun his career as a pianist, he learned conducting under George Szell and Herbert von Karajan. Since making his debut as a conductor in 1972, he has led renowned orchestras, including the Tonhalle-Orchester in Zurich, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Explosive Classics

Explosive Classics


Bartók:

The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, Sz. 73: A shabby room in the slums

Copland:

Fanfare for the Common Man

Ginastera:

Estancia, Op. 8: Final Dance ‘Malambo’

Grieg:

In the Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt)

Holst:

The Planets: Mars

Khachaturian:

Sabre Dance from Gayane

Lutosławski:

Intrada

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition: Great Gate of Kiev

Nielsen:

Aladdin Suite, Op. 34: Oriental Festive March

Orff:

Carmina Burana: O Fortuna

Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet: Dance of the Knights

Scythian Suite, Op. 20: The Evil God and the Dance of the Pagan Monsters

Respighi:

Roman Festivals: Circenses

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Verdi:

Dies Irae (from Requiem)

Wagner:

Das Liebesverbot Overture


This compilation gathers exhilarating performances of some of the loudest orchestral pieces ever written. The powerful, characteristic Chandos sound is best revealed in these resounding recordings of popular works. So turn up the volume of your Hi-Fi, move away any glass or crystal, make sure your neighbours are either out, deaf, or very good friends, ... and enjoy!

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Sommernachtskonzert

Sommernachtskonzert

Summer Night Concert 2017


Dvorak:

Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Za tihlou Gazelou (from Armida)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Humperdinck:

Hänsel & Gretel Overture

Rachmaninov:

Twilight, Op.21 No. 3

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne, Op. 4 No. 4

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Spring torrents, Op. 14 No.11

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Berceuse from The Firebird

Finale from The Firebird

Tchaikovsky:

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 - Pas d'action

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Williams, John:

Hedwig's Theme (from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)


Fairytales and myths have inspired composers from time immemorial, and audiences, too, have invariably been enthralled by the unending struggle between good and evil. Central to the Vienna Philharmonic’s 2017 Summer Night Concert are German, French, Russian and Czech fairytales as well as a contemporary fantasy figure that is Anglo-Saxon in origin.

In 2017 the Summer Night Concert will again be conducted by one of the most distinguished musicians of our time. Christoph Eschenbach, who also conducted the 2014 Summer Night Concert, is in demand as a guest conductor for prominent orchestras and opera houses worldwide. Since 2010 he has been musical director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Having begun his career as a pianist, he learned conducting under George Szell and Herbert von Karajan. Since making his debut as a conductor in 1972, he has led renowned orchestras, including the Tonhalle-Orchester in Zurich, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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à la russe

à la russe


Balakirev:

Islamey - Oriental Fantasy

Rachmaninov:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Berceuse from The Firebird

Finale from The Firebird

Tchaikovsky:

Méditation (No. 5 from Morceaux, Op. 72)

Passé lontain (No. 17 from Morceaux, Op. 72)

Scherzo à la Russe, Op. 1 No. 1


Alexandre Kantorow (piano)

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

Alexandre Kantorow released his first disc for BIS in 2016, performing Liszt’s piano concertos to critical acclaim: ‘I’m here to tell you that Alexandre Kantorow is Liszt reincarnated’ wrote one impressed reviewer, in Fanfare Magazine. Not yet 20 years old, the French pianist and son of violinist and conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow now explores his Russian roots, in a recital that opens with Rachmaninov’s weighty First Piano Sonata, inspired by Goethe’s play Faust, and its three main characters, the scholar Faust, his beloved Gretchen and Mephistopheles, the Devil’s emissary. The nostalgic intimacy of Méditation and Passé lointain, from Tchaikovsky’s Op. 72 collection, offers respite from the drama, but tension returns with Guido Agosti’s virtuosic piano arrangement of three extracts from Stravinsky’s Firebird.

Kantorow closes his Russian recital with Mily Balakirev’s ‘oriental fantasy’ Islamey, one of the iconic works of the piano literature. Fiendishly difficult, the piece famously inspired Ravel to write something that would be even harder to play (his Gaspard de la nuit). A committed Russian nationalist, Balakirev himself found the inspiration for Islamey during a journey to the Caucasus when he was introduced to the local music tradition.

“The speed-of-light excursions from one end of the keyboard to another, the density of the writing, and the sheer range of colours (you’ll barely miss the orchestration) which Kantorow conjures from the instrument in the Stravinsky initially had us wondering whether he'd enlisted an extra pair of hands to help out...A recording to treasure.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 8th June 2017

“an outstanding young artist at work...the early Tchaikovsky Scherzo brims over with panache and relish; and Islamey rivals even Berezovsky for the title of cleanest and most exhilarating account. If Kantarow's Stravinsky and Balakirev show that his fortissimo can shake the chandeliers from the ceiling when he chooses, his Rachmaninov is notably more classical.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2017

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Jewels of Russian Ballet

Jewels of Russian Ballet


Drigo:

Le Corsaire: Adagio Variation I & II - Galop

Glazunov:

Raymonda, Op. 57: Galop

The Seasons, Op. 67: extracts

Khachaturian:

Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia

Variation d'Egine et Bacchanale de "Spartacus"

Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet: Dance of the Knights

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Finale from The Firebird

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66


Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden

Mark Ermler & Barry Wordsworth

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Dances & Dreams: Gala from Berlin 2011

Dances & Dreams: Gala from Berlin 2011

Recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonic, 31 December 2011


Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Major, Op. 46 No. 1

Grieg:

Symphonic Dance, Op. 64 No. 2

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Evgeny Kissin (piano)

Ravel:

Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)

Strauss, R:

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Berceuse from The Firebird

Finale from The Firebird


In 2011 the Berliner Philharmoniker and their musical director Sir Simon Rattle welcomed in the New Year with a gala concert programmed with ‘Dances & Dreams’.

Spinetingling and inspiring performances of music by Dvořák, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky and Brahms are complemented by the extraordinary talent of the multi-awarded Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin. Kissin’s musicality, the depth and poetic quality of his interpretations, and his extraordinary virtuosity have placed him at the forefront of today’s pianists, and his passionate performance of the renowned Piano Concerto in A minor by Edvard Grieg is mesmerizing.

Kissin's musicality, the depth and poetic quality of his interpretations, and his extraordinary virtuosity have placed him at the forefront of today's pianists.

Picture format: 1080i Full HD 16:9

Sound formats: PCM 2.0, DTS-HD Master Audio Surround

Region code: All (worldwide)

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 89 mins

German FSK: 0

“Where Rattle and company radiate love, Kissin gives us duty. Still, nothing else casts a chill. Hearing the orchestra's splendours, observing the smiles and eye contact, you'd never believe the past stories of turbulence between musicians and conductor...The Blu-ray edition, as always, is markedly crisper” BBC Music Magazine, January 2013 ****

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Les éléments

Les éléments


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest' - Allegretto

Emil Gilels (piano)

Chabrier:

Sous bois

Wiener Philharmoniker, John Eliot Gardiner

Debussy:

Estampe No. 3 - Jardins sous la pluie

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 5, Les collines d'Anacapri

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)

La Mer: Dialogue du vent et de la mer

Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Igor Markevitch

Préludes - Book 1: No. 4, Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)

Falla:

Ritual Fire Dance (from El amor brujo)

Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Lorin Maazel

Liszt:

Au bord d'une source (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 4)

Jorge Bolet (piano)

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 5 'Feux Follets'

Jorge Bolet (piano)

Ravel:

Jeux d'eau

Martha Argerich (piano)

Rebel, J-F:

Les Élémens

Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava

Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferenc Fricsay

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Lorin Maazel

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons: Summer, RV315 - Presto

Simon Standage (violin)

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock


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Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev: Les Ballets Russes

Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev: Les Ballets Russes


Prokofiev:

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

Stravinsky:

Finale from The Firebird

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Berceuse from The Firebird

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Concerto-Suite for piano

trans. Mikhail Pletnev


Elena Rozanova (piano)

The mythical "Russian Seasons" organised by Serge Diaghilev were a huge success in Paris in 1909. New musical and choreographic works emerged and built a new era in the field of dance , music and painting in France . On this disc, which contains everything from Tchaikovsky to Prokofiev and Stravinsky , the listener can follow this evolution through the best extracts of the Ballets Russes.

“A delicious selection of transcribed Russian ballet music, performed by Elena Rozanova with plenty of colour, flair, affection and heroic virtuosity. Immensely enjoyable.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2014 ****

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Dances & Dreams: Gala from Berlin 2011

Dances & Dreams: Gala from Berlin 2011

Recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonic, 31 December 2011


Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Major, Op. 46 No. 1

Grieg:

Symphonic Dance, Op. 64 No. 2

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Evgeny Kissin (piano)

Ravel:

Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)

Strauss, R:

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Stravinsky:

The Firebird: Danse infernale du roi Kastchei

Berceuse from The Firebird

Finale from The Firebird


In 2011 the Berliner Philharmoniker and their musical director Sir Simon Rattle welcomed in the New Year with a gala concert programmed with ‘Dances & Dreams’.

Spinetingling and inspiring performances of music by Dvořák, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky and Brahms are complemented by the extraordinary talent of the multi-awarded Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin. Kissin’s musicality, the depth and poetic quality of his interpretations, and his extraordinary virtuosity have placed him at the forefront of today’s pianists, and his passionate performance of the renowned Piano Concerto in A minor by Edvard Grieg is mesmerizing.

Kissin's musicality, the depth and poetic quality of his interpretations, and his extraordinary virtuosity have placed him at the forefront of today's pianists.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9

Sound formats: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0

Region code: All (worldwide)

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 89 mins

“It's party time. Everyone, not least the radiantly smiling conductor, is bent on enjoying themselves...This is among the most thoughtful and poetic accounts of the Concerto that I've heard. There's nothing superficial or preconceived...It is this performance which gives the DVD its raison d'etre, one which in half a century will be viewed with the same kind of interest as film of Moiseiwitsch, Cortot et al is viewed today.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2012

“Where Rattle and company radiate love, Kissin gives us duty. Still, nothing else casts a chill. Hearing the orchestra's splendours, observing the smiles and eye contact, you'd never believe the past stories of turbulence between musicians and conductor.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2013 ****

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