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Essential Igor Stravinsky
 
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Essential Igor Stravinsky

15 Oct. 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 11 Mar. 2003
  • Release Date: 15 Oct. 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony Classical/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 2:30:33
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  • ASIN: B0047QQN9A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 314,443 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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By Mart TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Igor Stravinsky's work is such a musical kaleidoscope that it's difficult for the newcomer to know where to start. Listening to his music for the first time can be an exciting, enlightening experience which opens the mind to an entirely different set of musical concepts, sometimes breaking the pre-conceived rules and taking you out of the comfort zone of familiarity and conformity.

Unfortunately, if these first steps are into the extremes of Stravinsky's works the initial impression can be daunting, even off-putting, like the shock of diving in the deep end before you can swim. But remember, the first performance in 1913 of Stravinsky's `Rite of Spring' provoked riots of protest from the audience, such was the diverse and discordant nature of this work. Remember too, these people were familiar with the composer's style, so weren't easily shocked.

History records such notable events, and also reminds us that Stravinsky is considered by many to be the most influential composer of 20th century music. Opinions of 20th century music are of course very varied, so Stravinsky will either earn respect or otherwise, depending on ones liking of this period's music style.

This 2 CD collection is an excellent place to start, for it contains a good cross-section of Stravinsky's work. From his version of The Star Spangled Banner `Elegy for J.F.K' through to the `Greeting Prelude' (for the eightieth birthday of Pierre Monteux) set to the tune of happy birthday, there is a huge variety of styles. The first CD contains work composed between 1908 and 1929, the second CD is from 1930 to 1966.

The recordings are dated from 1934 (a historic mono recording of `Piano Rag Music') through to more recent performances from 1992.
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