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Igor Stravinsky's early ballets were a defining point of musical modernism and continue to exert their thrilling power
by Thomas May

From our perspective at the close of the 20th century, we have a clearer view of the various revolutions in music that so dramatically punctuate the modern era. These have included both frustrating dead ends and exciting breakthroughs. And as for the latter, there can be little doubt that Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) presented the century with some of its most colossal examples. In fact, the achievements of his long, richly creative career still maintain their startling power and charge, and they continue to inspire a host of composers at work today.

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Pierre Boulez Edition - Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring, Petrouchka / New York PO, Cleveland Orchestra
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra
Sony Classics - #64109 / January 24, 1995

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With the New York Philharmonic on its best behavior, Pierre Boulez uncorks a reading of Petrushka that is vibrant, energetic, and full-voiced, with razor-sharp rhythm and ensemble. The solos, played by the likes of Julius Baker (flute) and Paul Jacobs (piano), have never been more effectively done. The recording, with the sizzling sonics typical of CBS's multitrack heyday, offers an X-ray of the score; the remastering is excellent. Pierre Boulez's interpretation of The Rite of Spring is perhaps...Read more


Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Gardiner, Bostridge, Terfel
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Performer: Ian Bostridge, Peter Bronder, et al.
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir
Uni/Deutsche Grammophon - #459648 / August 10, 1999

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This release makes one wonder if there is any music John Eliot Gardiner can't conduct well. Here, for what is probably the first time on CD, Gardiner goes for Stravinsky, and while a nitpicker might point out that Rake is Stravinsky's "Mozartean" opera, let's face it--it's real Stravinsky. Gardiner manages the composer's angles and strange rhythms superbly, and he concentrates on the lower instruments as well (the engineers assist nicely throughout), leading a fleet, ironic performance of this...Read more


Stravinsky: L'histoire du Soldat / Stokowski, Milhaud, et al

Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Performer: Jean Pierre Aumont, Madeleine Milhaud, et al.
Vanguard Classics - #92 / June 23, 1998

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For all his flamboyance and showmanship, Leopold Stokowski was a serious visionary in many respects, not least for his advocacy of new music and new recording technologies. This disc is a case in point. Stokowski's 1967 performance of Stravinsky's evergreen ballet/fable was the first American recording made with the Dolby noise reduction system. It was issued on two LPs: one with English narration, the other in French. Vanguard's remastering of the English version sounds crisper than ever. The...Read more


Stravinsky: The Firebird; Scriabin: Prometheus / Gergiev
Composer: Igor Stravinsky, Alexander Scriabin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Performer: Alexander Toradze
Ensemble: Kirov Theater Orchestra
Uni/Philips - #446715 / October 20, 1998

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For raw, pagan splendor and over-the-top excitement, it's impossible to beat Gergiev's account of the complete 1910 Firebird. His Kirov charges attack the piece as if the notes were still fresh on the page, yet play it with smashing virtuosity-- clearly, the score's exorbitant demands pose absolutely no challenge to these musicians. This is not an unrefined reading of the piece, but it is not overly refined either. It is, in short, a Russian Firebird rather than a French one. The Philips...Read more


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