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STRAVINSKY, I.: Rite of Spring (The) / The Nightingale (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 3)

Composer(s):Stravinsky, Igor
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category BalletOpera
Catalogue 8.557501
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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‘May whoever listens to this music never experience the insult to which it was subjected and of which I was the witness in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, Spring 1913’, wrote Stravinsky in 1968, of the première of his Rite of Spring. Written for a huge orchestra to a setting of scenes from pagan Russia, this elemental ballet with its vaulting, violent energy and assymetrical rhythms almost from beginning to end, has become a major landmark of 20th century music. Stravinsky’s orchestral palette, different and distinctive in every work, is never more exotically colourful than in his one act opera The Nightingale, which is a virtual catalogue of avian imitations.


   




Review By John J. Puccio,Classical Candor,January 2012

I found [Craft’s] reading of The Rite of Spring more to my liking…he seems positively energized…I enjoyed the disc’s coupling of Stravinsky’s oft-neglected, complete one-act opera The Nightingale…it’s beautifully rendered by all concerned. © 2012 Classical Candor Read complete review



Review By ,Scherzo,April 2006


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Review By ,Record Geijutsu,December 2005


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Review By Christopher DeLaurenti,The Stranger (Seattle, WA),October 2005

One of the confounding things about classical music is choosing from dozens (sometimes hundreds) of recordings of the same piece. I haven't heard every CD of Igor Stravinsky's jolting symphonic masterpiece, The Rite of Spring (1911�13), but I've sorted through enough of them to recommend Robert Craft's Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring/The Nightingale (Naxos) as an almost unsurpassable choice.

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Review By Christopher DeLaurenti,The Stranger (Seattle, WA),October 2005

One of the confounding things about classical music is choosing from dozens (sometimes hundreds) of recordings of the same piece. I haven't heard every CD of Igor Stravinsky's jolting symphonic masterpiece, The Rite of Spring (1911�13), but I've sorted through enough of them to recommend Robert Craft's Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring/The Nightingale (Naxos) as an almost unsurpassable choice.

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