HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Igor Stravinsky – Pulcinella-Suite/Dumbarton Oaks/8 Instrumental Miniatures (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)

Many thanks to our friend RifRaf for this rarity
It’s nice to hear the Pulcinella performed outside of its suite format, and this record offers the whole ballet score. I can’t compare it to other recordings, but the sound here is crisp and distinct, and the vocal soloists generally add to the vibrant harmonies of the small orchestra, rather than detract. Pulcinella is Stravinsky’s departure, so to speak, from his early modernist blockbusters like Rite and Petrushka, and his genesis in the neoclassical. A great piece of art.
The record also offers another of his later works, a piece that supposedly tried to emulate Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, but seems to me more modernist than neoclassical. All in all, this is a good addition to Pulcinella.
The record closes by playing some of the original 18th century chamber music from which Stravinsky made his Pulcinella.

Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Vinyl (1987)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR 15
Size: 900 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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