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    I'm doing the Stravinsky symphonies from the Sony box, Works Of Igor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    I'm doing the Stravinsky symphonies from the Sony box, Works Of Igor...
    I should do an Igor binge....like spend an entire month diving into everything. Too much stuff to listen to. And too many favorites to revisit. Life is so fucking difficult right ?

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    So far I'm liking the Symphony in Three Movements. And Symphony in C a bit less. I keep thinking it sounds like Hindemith until it gets to the end and I hear those Stravinsky chords. Symphony of Psalms coming up next.

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    Don't forget Les Noces - the 'lost Magma album'


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    Yeah, that's a great piece! And I like the Stravinsky conducted version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    So far I'm liking the Symphony in Three Movements. And Symphony in C a bit less. I keep thinking it sounds like Hindemith until it gets to the end and I hear those Stravinsky chords. Symphony of Psalms coming up next.
    Symphony of Psalms....did you dig? I love that piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Symphony of Psalms....did you dig? I love that piece
    Yeah, I like this a lot!

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    I wrote a paper on Symphony of Psalms in grad school.

    #nerd

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    Rick and Frankie, you guys are da shit!

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    Your top ten Stravinsky compositions (and recording) ?

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    Firebird / Symphonies of Wind Instruments - Kent Nagano / LSO on Virgin
    Rite Of Spring - Bernstein / NYP 1958 Sony
    Greek Ballets - Robert Craft on Naxos
    Les Noces - Stravinsky on CBS
    Persephone - M.T. Thomas / SF on RCA
    Les Rosignol - Boulez Erato box
    Symphony Of Psalms - Stravinsky CBS
    Petrushka original 1911 - Boulez on DG

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    For Stravinsky, I highly recommend the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra album Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures

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    Petrushka tops my list, followed by Le Sacre du printemps, and the longer original version of Firebird.
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    For me Stravinskyís own conducted version of The Rite of Spring done around 1960 I believe is the definitive version but I do love Bernsteinís version also. Also one piece by Stravinsky that never seems to get any love is his Oedipus Rex oratorio. I know some people never care for narrative in pieces of music but this piece just embodies the feel of an old Greek play sung in if memories serves Latin. Correct me if Iím wrong on that. Stravinsky has always remained one of my top favorite composers even though there are works by him that never resonated with me.

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    The most important for me, but I haven't heard all of his works, and not that many different conductors and orchestras.

    Rite of spring (Pierre Boulez - but Bernsteins versions are close)
    There is a quite different version with conductor Karel Ancerl, which I find very interesting too.
    Symphonie in three movements (Ernest Ansermet)
    Symphony of psalms (Ernest Ansermet)
    Les Noces (Pokrovsky Ensemble - a very Magma'ish version)
    Firebird (Ernest Ansermet)
    Pertrushka
    Pulcinella (Pierre Boulez)

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    Today I heard a part of this. The composer died last year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    Rick and Frankie, you guys are da shit!
    No - you are! But thanks man

    Hey check this out - article on Scandinavian composers besides Sibelius and Nielsen (yeah we know some of these cats but maybe not all of this stuff):

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/to...belius-nielsen
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    Quote Originally Posted by dt2 View Post
    For Stravinsky, I highly recommend the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra album Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures
    Yes! An OUTSTANDING disc.
    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    No - you are! But thanks man

    Hey check this out - article on Scandinavian composers besides Sibelius and Nielsen (yeah we know some of these cats but maybe not all of this stuff):

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/to...belius-nielsen
    Haven't listened to Pettersson, Berwald or Stenhammar.

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    A recent find for me, George Perle.

    So far, I haven't found anything I don't like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    The most important for me, but I haven't heard all of his works, and not that many different conductors and orchestras.

    Rite of spring (Pierre Boulez - but Bernsteins versions are close)
    There is a quite different version with conductor Karel Ancerl, which I find very interesting too.
    Symphonie in three movements (Ernest Ansermet)
    Symphony of psalms (Ernest Ansermet)
    Les Noces (Pokrovsky Ensemble - a very Magma'ish version)
    Firebird (Ernest Ansermet)
    Pertrushka
    Pulcinella (Pierre Boulez)
    Ansermet was a great interpreter of many composers. I have many of his recordings on vinyl which I should look for on cd.

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