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 Post subject: Stravinsky
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2002 1:00 am 
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In the Salt Lake Tribune:

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Dance, puppetry add visual elements to classical music

Stravinsky wrote "Petrushka" for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and the Utah Symphony's performances this week will reflect those dance roots. more


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Symphony Throws in Surprises for Stravinsky Showcase

BY CATHERINE REESE NEWTON
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

There are a few composers around whom an entire evening of interesting music can be built. Igor Stravinsky is one of them. more


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 Post subject: Re: Stravinsky
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Solo Violinist, Dancer Invigorate Symphony's All-Stravinsky Program

BY CATHERINE REESE NEWTON
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Who's afraid of Igor Stravinsky? Quite a few Salt Lake City concertgoers, judging by the number of empty seats at the Utah Symphony's all-Stravinsky concert in Abravanel Hall Friday night. more


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 Post subject: Re: Stravinsky
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:13 am 
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Interesting:

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Reading Dancing

Jay Rogoff, Village Voice

The "journey" Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine jointly undertook, fully explored in Charles M. Joseph's new Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention (Yale University Press, 440 pp., $40), transfigured modern music and dance through a dynamic complementarity that aimed to make audiences "see the music" and "hear the dancing."
<a href=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0302/footnotes.php target=_blank>More</a>, in the second half of the linked article.


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 Post subject: Re: Stravinsky
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 4:08 am 
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Stravinsky: The Firebird; The Rite of Spring
Cleveland Orchestra/Boulez. A reissued recording reviewed by Andrew Clements for The Guardian

Unquestionably the biggest bargain, though, is the Stravinsky disc with its coupling of the complete Firebird ballet and The Rite of Spring that crams 80 minutes of music on to the disc. That is remarkable enough, but Pierre Boulez's performances of both works with the Cleveland Orchestra are wonderfully lucid, exemplary in every way, which should be in every collection, whether basic or not.

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I wonder whether the picture of the diver on the cover is supposed to represent the Firebird or The Rite of Spring? (Maybe the swimming pool is empty and it's the Sacrificial Diver.)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2003 4:59 am 
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Nice one djb!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 9:18 pm 
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Hilary Hahn's CD of the Brahms and Stravinsky violin concerti won the Grammy for best instrumental soloist with orchestra, and deservedly so.

For those used to the NYCB performance of the Stravinsky violin concerto, Hahn's version is much faster in the first and last movements (which she claims is truer to the score). It's highly articulated, very clean playing, and sounds like effortless chamber music. Despite the speed, her tone is very pure and focused, and though it's not conveyed well on this recording, in live performance, she can draw a very wide range of colors from her instrument. You can hear samples of her playing on her website:

http://www.hilaryhahn.com

Here's the URL to the CD's page:

http://www.sonyclassical.com/music/89649/index.html

Click on "Track List" to get to the samples.

She mentions the Balanchine choreography briefly in her liner notes for the CD.

Hahn has really astounding technique, perhaps best demonstrated by the third movement of her recording of Barber's violin concerto. The tempi are so fast, that the last movement of the Barber becomes almost pointillistic in effect, with instruments popping in and out of the background, and is altogether a different conception than anything else out there.

--Andre

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2003 11:47 am 
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PEORIA - At the center of "The Firebird" is one of the strangest characters in the admittedly strange catalogue of characters that populate ballet.
More from the Peoria Journal-Star.

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A Wonder of Sound and Magic

By MARK SWED
The Los Angeles Times

Three times Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" has made history. The first was when its Paris premiere caused a riot 90 years ago. The second came with its inclusion 63 years ago in "Fantasia," the animated film in which great orchestral music and wider popular culture met and found they liked each other.
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Stravinsky, the family man

The Independent
21 June 2004

Igor Stravinsky's genius went hand in hand with a colourful family life. Here, in an exclusive extract from a newly published memoir, his son Théodore Strawinsky recalls an eventful childhood.
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