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

Composer(s)Stravinsky, Igor
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category BalletOrchestral
Catalogue 8.557506
Label / Series Naxos / Robert Craft Collection
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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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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       
      Deuxieme donne (Second Deal): Alla breve - Marcia - Variations I-V - Coda - Marcia 9:25       
      Troisieme donne (Third Deal): Alla breve - Valse - Presto - Tempo del principio 7:55       
  Danses concertantes          
      Marche - Introduction 1:57       
      Pas d'Action - Con moto 3:20       
      Theme varie 7:51       
      Pas-de-deux - Andante sostenuto 4:45       
      Marche - Conclusion 0:54       
  Scenes de Ballet          
      Introduction 0:46       
      Danses (Corps de Ballet) 2:52       
      Variations (Ballerina) 0:53       
      Pantomime - Pas-de-deux 4:21       
      Pantomime 0:30       
      Variation - Variation (Ballerina) - Pantomime - Danses (Corps de Ballet) 3:19       
      Apotheose 1:50       
  Variations, "Aldous Huxley in memoriam" 5:51       
  Capriccio          
      I. Allegro 6:27       
      II. Andante rapsodico 5:01       
      III. Allegro capriccioso ma sempre giusto 5:42       
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