Igor Stravinsky: The Recorded Legacy (22CD boxset, APE)
Igor Stravinsky: The Recorded Legacy (22CD boxset, APE)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 22 CD box set
Format: APE (tracks)
Label: Sony
Size: 6.05 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra
Scherzo à la Russe, for orchestra
Scherzo fantastique, for orchestra, Op. 3
Fireworks (Feu D’artifice), fantasy for orchestra, Op. 4
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1911 version)
Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra
Les Noces III (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus, 4 pianos & percussion
Renard, opera-ballet (burlesque) for 4 vocal soloists & chamber orchestra
L’histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), concert suite for 7 instruments
Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra
Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra
Jeu de cartes (Card Game), ballet in “three deals” for orchestra
Scènes de ballet, for orchestra
Bluebird Pas-de-deux, transcription for chamber orchestra (after Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty)
Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss), ballet in 4 scenes for orchestra
Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra
Orpheus, ballet in 3 scenes for orchestra
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) (Scene 1. The Shrove-tide Fair)
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) (Scene 1. The Crowds)
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) (Scene 1. The Charlatan’s Booth)
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) (Scene 1. Russian Dance)
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) (Scene 2. Petrushka’s Room)
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) (Scene 4. The Shrove-tide Fair (near evening))
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) (Scene 4. Dance of the Wet Nurses)
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) (Scene 4. Dance of the Peasant and the Bear)
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) (Scene 4. Dance of the Gipsy Girls)
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) (Scene 4. Dance of Coachmen)
Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version) (Scene 4. The Masqueraders)
Pulcinella, suite for orchestra
L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet suite for orchestra
Symphony in E flat major, Op. 1
Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra (Rehearsal Excerpt)
Work(s) (Sleeping Beauty (after Tchaikovsky): Rehearsal Excerpt)
Petites Chansons (3), for voice & chamber orchestra (“Souvenir de mon enfance”) (Rehearsal Excerpt)
Pulcinella, suite for orchestra (Rehearsal Excerpt)
Concerto for piano & wind instruments (Rehearsal Excerpt)
Symphony in C, for orchestra in C major (Rehearsal Excerpt)
Stravinsky in his own words, interview
Symphony in Three Movements, for orchestra
Symphony in C, for orchestra in C major
Symphony of Psalms, for chorus & orchestra
Concerto for piano & wind instruments
Movements (5), for piano & orchestra
Capriccio, for piano & orchestra
Violin Concerto in D major
Greeting Prelude, for orchestra
Suite No. 1, for chamber orchestra
Suite No. 2, for chamber orchestra
Concerto for chamber orchestra in E flat major (“Dumbarton Oaks”)
Norwegian Moods (4), for orchestra
Circus Polka, for orchestra (“for a young elephant”)
Concerto in D, for string orchestra in D major (“Basel Concerto”)
Instrumental Miniatures (8), for 15 players
Etudes (4) for orchestra
Præludium, for jazz band
Concertino, for 12 instruments
Octet for wind instruments
Ragtime, for 11 instruments
Tango, for chamber orchestra
Septet, for clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano, violin, viola & cello
Pastorale, song without words for violin & woodwind quartet
Ebony Concerto, for clarinet & jazz band
Symphonies of Wind Instruments, for 23 wind instruments (1947 version)
Duo Concertante, for violin & piano
Serenade for piano in A major
Concerto for 2 solo pianos
Piano-Rag-Music, for piano
Sonata for 2 pianos
Sonata for piano
Le Rossignol, opera (lyric tale) in 3 acts
Mavra, opera buffa in 1 act
Faun & Shepherdess, song suite (3) for voice & orchestra, Op. 2
Poems of Verlaine (2), song cycle for voice & piano or orchestra, Op. 9
Poems of Balmont (2), for voice & chamber orchestra
Japanese Lyrics (3), song cycle for voice & piano (or chamber orchestra)
Petites Chansons (3), for voice & chamber orchestra (“Souvenir de mon enfance”)
Pribaoutki (4), song cycle for voice & 8 instruments or piano
Berceuses du Chat (4), song cycle for voice & 3 clarinets or piano
Russian Peasant Songs (4), for female chorus (“The Saucers”)
Songs (4) for voice, flute, harp & guitar
Songs (3) from William Shakespeare, for voice, flute, clarinet & viola
In Memoriam Dylan Thomas, dirge-canons & song for voice, string quartet & 4 trombones
Elegy for J. F. K., for voice & 3 clarinets
The Owl and the Pussy-cat, for voice & piano
Tilim-bom, transcription for voice & orchestra (after Histoires pour enfants No. 1)
The Rake’s Progress, opera in 3 acts
Oedipus Rex, opera-oratorio in 2 acts
The Flood, musical play for 3 vocal soloists, narrator, caller, speakers, chorus & orchestra
Perséphone, melodrama in 3 parts, for reciter, vocal soloist, double chorus & orchestra
Ode, elegiacal chant for orchestra 10:20
Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum, for orchestra
Choral-Variationen über das Weinachtslied “Von Himmel hoch”, transcription for chorus & orchestra (after J. S. Bach)
King of the Stars (Zvezdoliki), cantata for male chorus & orchestra
Ave Maria, for chorus a cappella (after Bogoroditse D’vo)
Credo, for chorus
Pater Noster, for chorus
Cantata, for 2 soloists, female chorus & chamber orchestra
Mass, for chorus & double wind quintet
Babel, cantata for reciter, male chorus & orchestra (for collaborative cantata “Genesis Suite”)
Canticum Sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis, cantata for 2 soloists, chorus & orchestra
Introitus: T. S. Eliot in Memoriam, for male chorus & chamber ensemble
A Sermon, a Narrative & a Prayer, cantata for 2 vocal soloists, reciter, chorus & orchestra
Anthem: The Dove Descending Breaks the Air, for chorus
Threni: id est Lamentationes Jerimiæ Prophetæ, for 6 vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra
Chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale), symphonic poem for orchestra
Danses concertantes, for chamber orchestra
Epitaphium für das Grabmal des Prinzen Max Egon zu Fürstenberg, for flute, clarinet & harp
Double Canon, for string quartet (“Raoul Dufy in Memoriam”)
Abraham and Isaac, sacred ballad for voice & chamber orchestra
Variations: Aldous Huxley in Memoriam, for orchestra
Requiem Canticles, for 2 vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra

Sonic spectacular! Stravinsky succeeds

This may not be every last work of Stravinsky’s, but consider yourself extremely lucky to have this 22-CD set in your collection. Stereo sound was just dawning and Igor Stravinsky undertook to supervise the vast majority of his works for Columbia Records (now Sony Classical). They span his creative lifetime from the early song cycle The Faun and the Shepherdess and the Symphony in E Flat Major to his mid-1960’s valedictory works, Requiem Canticles and a setting of Edward Lear’s poem The Owl and the Pussycat. Most of the works requiring orchestra are conducted by Stravinsky himself. Others are conducted by his disciple Robert Craft. Stravinsky plays piano in some works and each and every recording was made under his direct supervision so we understand what his intentions were with each work. It is a must-have for all devotees of the great Russian master.

21 Comments

  1. PERO WN!!!

    esto es impresionante!!!, yo estaré toda la semana bajando éste aporte, se agradece la dedicación y por sobre todo el buen gusto, tu no sabes el bien que le estás haciendo a mis oidos.

    Saludos

  2. Большое спасибо! Забавно – поклонники Стравинского всегда демонстрируют весьма живой темперамент!
    На первом диске первые три трека записаны с недостаточным уровнем записи. А разговоров-то, разговоров…

  3. Generally speaking, I’m not too fond of his works but “History of Music” would be incomplete without them and I do appreciate their significance. Thanks a lot.

  4. Thanks for your upload a always, I was wondering do you rip these from your physical cd collection, find the iso online or download them from separate sites and upload them here for our ease?
    Thanks

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