Boulez conducts Stravinsky

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IGOR STRAVINSKY

Der Feuervogel · The Firebird
Feuerwerk · Fireworks
Pétrouchka · Le Sacre du Printemps
Psalmen-Symphonie · Symphony of Psalms
Symphonie in drei Sätzen
Symphonien für Bläser
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Le Chant du rossignol
L'Histoire du Soldat · Scherzo fantastique
Le Roi des étoiles · 4 Etüden
Ebony Concerto · 3 Pieces for Clarinet solo a.o.
Lieder · Songs
Pierre Boulez
Int. Release 04 Jan. 2010
6 CDs / Download
CD DDD 0289 477 8730 3 GB 6


Liste de titres

CD 1: Stravinsky: The Firebird; Fireworks; 4 Studies

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu)

Ballet

10.
0:00
1:32

16.
0:00
3:54

4 Etudes for Orchestra

17.
0:00
0:59

19.
0:00
3:38

20.
0:00
2:48

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Durée totale de lecture 59:40

CD 2: Stravinsky: Pétrouchka; Le Sacre du printemps

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Petrouchka

Scene 1

Scene 2

Scene 3

Scene 4

Le Sacre du Printemps

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Durée totale de lecture 1:08:20

CD 3: Stravinsky: Le Chant du Rossignol; L'Histoire du Soldat; Scherzo fantastique; Le Roi des étoiles

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Gareth Morrell

Le Chant du Rossignol Poème symphonique for orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Histoire du soldat

Concert suite

Part 1

Part 2

William Preucil, Members Of The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Durée totale de lecture 1:04:27

CD 4: Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Symphony in Three Movements; Symphonies of Wind Instruments

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Symphonie de Psaumes

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Sigurd Brauns

Symphony in 3 Movements

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Durée totale de lecture 51:54

CD 5: Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto; 3 Pieces for Clarinet solo; Concertino for String Quartet; 8 Instrumental Miniatures; Concerto "Dumbarton Oaks"; Elegy for Viola solo; Epitaphium; Double Canon for String Quartet;

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Ebony Concerto

Michel Arrignon, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Concerto in E flat "Dumbarton Oaks"

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Gérard Caussé

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Durée totale de lecture 50:32

CD 6: Stravinsky: Songs

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Pastorale

Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Two Poems by Paul Verlaine

Russian translation by S. Mtusov

John Shirley-Quirk, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Two Poems by Konstantin Bal'mont

Three Japanese Lyrics

Three Songs (Recollections of my Childhood)

Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Pribaoutki (Four Songs)

John Shirley-Quirk, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Four Cat's Cradle Songs

Sung in Russian

Ann Murray, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Four Songs

Sung in Russian

23.
0:00
1:09

Tilim-Bom

Mavra - opera Buffa in 1 Act

Sung in Russian

Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Ann Murray, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

In memoriam Dylan Thomas

Robert Tear, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Elegy for John F. Kennedy

John Shirley-Quirk, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)
Spanisches Liederbuch

Arr. Igor Stravinsky

Ann Murray, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Durée totale de lecture 56:54

Anyone fortunate enough to have heard conductor Pierre Boulez lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through Bela Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle" last month in Ann Arbor can attest to the exceptional quality of this marriage of conductor and orchestra. A long string of vibrant recordings attests to the same charisma, and a terrific new all-Stravinsky disc (FOUR STARS out of four stars, CSO-Resound), headlined by the neoclassic "Pulcinella" and the craggy Symphony in Three Movements, offers fresh evidence . . . Boulez has a legendary gift for rendering a score with striking transparency, balance, precision and intellectual pop -- qualities that focus and discipline the CSO's famously muscular sound, reining in what can easily become too much of a good thing. On the other hand, the orchestra's brawny expression pulls Boulez out of his shell, promoting his most expressive work . . . Taped in early 2009, the Stravinsky disc bursts with coiled energy and vibrant color. For a quick snapshot of the Boulez effect, listen to the high-wire intensity of the first movement of the symphony, where in both full ensemble outbursts and lighter syncopated passages for strings, winds and piano, the clarified tonal blend allows you to hear each instrument and the gestalt. As the movement continues, a churning undertow, impeccably enunciated, seems to stalk the tart melodic lines above. The impact is electric. In a revealing interview in the CD booklet, Boulez calls "Pulcinella" a game, and there is a winsome, playful quality to the performance that belies the conductor's reputation as an ideologue.

. . . these later digital recordings are more refined and detailed than those of the earlier generation, and with three of the world's greatest orchestras -- the Cleveland, Chicago Symphony and Berlin Philharmoniker, together with the Ensemble InterContemporain in the two discs of smaller-scale pieces and songs -- the playing is outstanding . . . the performances carry such a sense of power.

Few conductors have invigorated repertoires with the verve that Pierre Boulez has brought to his interpretations of Stravinsky, compiled here across six CDs . . . Bristling with energetic innovation, at £20-25 it's an absolute bargain.

Few conductors have invigorated repertoires with the verve that Pierre Boulez has brought to his interpretations of Stravinsky . . . [The later discs] contain unexpected jewels . . . [Bristling with energetic innovation] it's an absolute bargain.

Pierre Boulez conducts Stravinsky with unusual distinction . . . . [These recordings] remain hugely impressive. Boulez¿s performance of The Rite of Spring will make you fall in love with the work all over again, and his delight in the textures and colours of the composer¿s various styles communicates vividly. Listening to these performances with some of the world¿s greatest orchestras and ensembles (the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic) and the Ensemble InterContemporain, the sum almost seems greater than the parts.

Boulez betont in seinen Interpretationen die für ihn interessanten Spezifika eines Werks: Rhythmisches, Akkordaufbau, bewusste Statik usw. Dadurch wird diese Musik entstaubt und in ihrer Neuheit argumentiert. Strawinsky-Sichtweisen für die Ewigkeit.