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Stravinsky: The Ballets ()

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composed by Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky's contributions to the ballet genre almost single-handedly lifted it to the front ranks of musical forms in the twentieth century. From The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring through Apollo, Agon, and Orpheus, Stravinsky's ballets are milestones in the history of musical modernism, and thus the question is not "should one hear recordings of the master's ballet?" but "whose recordings of the master's ballets should one hear?" One could go for the modern recordings by Boulez or the classic recordings ...

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  1. Oedipus Rex, opera-oratorio in 2 acts
  2. Les Noces III (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus, 4 pianos & percussion
  3. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra
  4. Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version)
  5. Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra
  6. Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy?s Kiss), ballet in 4 scenes for orchestra
  7. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra
  8. Le Rossignol, opera (lyric tale) in 3 acts
  9. Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
  10. Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra
  11. Orpheus, ballet in 3 scenes for orchestra
  12. Jeu de cartes (Card Game), ballet in "three deals" for orchestra
  13. Danses concertantes, for chamber orchestra
  14. Scènes de ballet, for orchestra
  15. Variations: Aldous Huxley in Memoriam, for orchestra
  16. Capriccio, for piano & orchestra
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