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STRAVINSKY, I.: Apollo / Agon / Orpheus (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 4)

Composer(s)Stravinsky, Igor
Artist(s) Craft, Robert, Conductor • London Symphony OrchestraOrchestra of St. Luke's
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Ballet
Catalogue 8.557502
Label / Series Naxos / Robert Craft Collection
Quality   320kbps
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Stravinsky’s three ‘Greek’ ballets span thirty years of his creative career. Apollo, a 1947 revision of Apollon musagète (1928), is Stravinsky’s homage to the Greek concept of the unity of music, dance, painting, and poetry. It was described by Dyagilev as ‘an amazing work, extraordinarily calm and with greater clarity than anything he has done… music not of this world, but from somewhere above…’. Begun in 1953, when Stravinsky was turning towards serialism, the plotless Agon can be viewed as a contest (from the Greek agon) between traditional and modern compositional techniques. Orpheus (1948) mines a vein of lyricism hitherto absent in Stravinsky’s art and is the only score


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STRAVINSKY, I.: Apollo / Agon / Orpheus (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 4) 1:17:43   
  Apollo (1947 revision)          
      Tableau I: Prologue: The Birth of Apollo 4:04       
      Tableau II: Apollo's Variation 3:01       
      Tableau II: Pas d'action: Apollo and the Muses 4:20       
      Tableau II: Variation of Calliope 1:22       
      Tableau II: Variation of Polymnia 1:17       
      Tableau II: Variation of Terpsichore 1:31       
      Tableau II: Variation of Apollo 2:06       
      Tableau II: Pas de deux: Apollo and Terpsichore 4:06       
      Tableau II: Coda: Apollo and the Muses 3:24       
      Tableau II: Apotheosis: Apollo and the Muses 3:06       
      Pas de quatre 1:38       
      Double Pas de quatre 1:24       
      Triple Pas de quatre 1:03       
      Prelude 0:44       
      First Pas de trois: Saraband-Step 1:11       
      Gaillarde 1:12       
      Coda 1:20       
      Interlude 0:45       
      Second Pas de trois: Bransle Simple 0:54       
      Bransle Gay 0:46       
      Bransle Double (Bransle de Poitou) 1:22       
      Interlude 0:44       
      Pas de deux - Più mosso - L'istesso tempo - Refrain 3:41       
      Coda - Doppio lento - Quasi stretto - Coda 1:30       
      Four Duos 0:30       
      Four Trios 2:11       
      Scene I: Lento sostenuto 2:26       
      Scene I: Air de Danse 3:16       
      Scene I: Dance of the Angel of Death 2:03       
      Scene I: Interlude 1:30       
      Scene II: Dance of the Furies 3:01       
      Scene II: Air de Danse 2:18       
      Scene II: Interlude 0:20       
      Scene II: Air de Danse 0:40       
      Scene II: Pas d'action 1:50       
      Scene II: Pas de deux 5:07       
      Scene II: Interlude 1:01       
      Scene II: Pas d'action 2:22       
      Scene III: Apotheosis 2:37       
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