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Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky

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composed by Igor Stravinsky, John Stafford Smith

This nine-CD box was a lot more attractive when it first showed up in 1999, before Sony Music introduced its Direct Stream Digital mastering and super-audio CDs -- it's not quite the state-of-the-art reissue that it seemed then, as the state-of-the-art has been advancing ever-faster, but it's still an alluring package. The concept behind the Original Jacket Collection is to put together a coherent body of work by a performing artist -- the core of his/her repertory, as in the case of the George Szell set, built around his ...

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  1. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra
  2. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra
  3. Symphony of Psalms, for chorus & orchestra
  4. Symphony in C, for orchestra
  5. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet suite for orchestra
  6. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version)
  7. Fanfare for a New Theater, for 2 trumpets
  8. The Owl and the Pussy-cat, for voice & piano
  9. Septet, for clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano, violin, viola & cello
  10. Movements (5), for piano & orchestra
  11. Anthem: The Dove Descending Breaks the Air, for chorus
  12. Double Canon, for string quartet ("Raoul Dufy in Memoriam")
  13. Epitaphium für das Grabmal des Prinzen Max Egon zu Fürstenberg, for flute, clarinet & harp
  14. Elegy for J. F. K., for voice & 3 clarinets
  15. A Sermon, a Narrative & a Prayer, cantata for 2 vocal soloists, reciter, chorus & orchestra
  16. L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments
  17. Pulcinella, suite for orchestra
  18. Præludium, for jazz band
  19. Pastorale, song without words for violin & woodwind quartet
  20. Ragtime, for 11 instruments
  21. Octet for wind instruments
  22. Tango, for chamber orchestra
  23. Concertino, for 12 instruments
  24. Ebony Concerto, for clarinet & jazz band
  25. The Star-Spangled Banner (National Anthem, USA), for orchestra & voice/chorus, ad lib
  26. Songs (4) for voice, flute, harp & guitar
  27. Russian Peasant Songs (4), for female chorus & 4 horns ("The Saucers")
  28. Renard, opera-ballet (burlesque) for 4 vocal soloists & chamber orchestra
  29. King of the Stars (Zvezdoliki), cantata for male chorus & orchestra
  30. Babel, cantata for reciter, male chorus & orchestra (for collaborative cantata "Genesis Suite")
  31. Ave Maria, for chorus a cappella (after Bogoroditse D'vo)
  32. Credo, for chorus
  33. Pater Noster, for chorus
  34. Choral-Variationen über das Weinachtslied "Von Himmel hoch", transcription for chorus & orchestra (after J. S. Bach)
  35. Fireworks (Feu D'artifice), fantasy for orchestra, Op. 4
  36. Ode, elegiacal chant for orchestra
  37. Norwegian Moods (4), for orchestra
  38. Circus Polka, for orchestra ("for a young elephant")
  39. Ebony Concerto, for clarinet & jazz band
  40. Russian Maiden's Song (Parasha's Aria), for voice & piano (after Mavra)
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Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky
1999, Sony Music

UPC: 074646413623

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