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STRAVINSKY, I.: Later Ballets (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 9)

Composer(s)Stravinsky, Igor
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category BalletOrchestral
Catalogue 8.557506
Label / Series Naxos / Robert Craft Collection
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

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Commissioned by George Balanchine, Jeu de cartes is a prime example of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas emerging helter-skelter from Stravinsky’s imagination. Unlike his other ballets, it contains no slow music and no lovers’ pas-de-deux adagio. Danses concertantes was the first large-scale piece composed entirely in what was to be Stravinsky’s Hollywood home for the next 24 years. First performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Robert Craft, Variations are the densest music Stravinsky ever wrote, yet the ingenious rhythmic structures allow every note to be heard. Ezra Pound, in a balcony at the Teatro La Fenice for a September 1934 performance of the Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, wrote: “the piano and


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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
STRAVINSKY, I.: Later Ballets (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 9) 1:19:07   
  Jeu de cartes (The Card Game)              
      Premiere donne (First Deal): Alla breve - Moderato assai - Tranquillo 5:28    1.59   Add to cart  
      Deuxieme donne (Second Deal): Alla breve - Marcia - Variations I-V - Coda - Marcia 9:25    1.59   Add to cart  
      Troisieme donne (Third Deal): Alla breve - Valse - Presto - Tempo del principio 7:55    1.59   Add to cart  
  Danses concertantes              
      Marche - Introduction 1:57    0.99   Add to cart  
      Pas d'Action - Con moto 3:20    0.99   Add to cart  
      Theme varie 7:51    1.59   Add to cart  
      Pas-de-deux - Andante sostenuto 4:45    0.99   Add to cart  
      Marche - Conclusion 0:54    0.99   Add to cart  
  Scenes de Ballet              
      Introduction 0:46    0.99   Add to cart  
      Danses (Corps de Ballet) 2:52    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variations (Ballerina) 0:53    0.99   Add to cart  
      Pantomime - Pas-de-deux 4:21    0.99   Add to cart  
      Pantomime 0:30    0.99   Add to cart  
      Variation - Variation (Ballerina) - Pantomime - Danses (Corps de Ballet) 3:19    0.99   Add to cart  
      Apotheose 1:50    0.99   Add to cart  
  Variations, "Aldous Huxley in memoriam" 5:51    1.59   Add to cart  
      I. Allegro 6:27    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Andante rapsodico 5:01    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Allegro capriccioso ma sempre giusto 5:42    1.59   Add to cart  
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