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Where to start with Stravinsky?

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So I repeatedly get "you should listen to some Stravinsky" comments on my various "Classical Recommendation" threads.

 

I dont necessarily want his most accessible works but rather those that are most moving and emotive.

 

Where to begin?

post #2 of 7
Early Stravinsky is great. Later on less so. This twofer is pretty much all you need for a basic overview? Great performances too.

http://www.amazon.com/Stravinsky-printemps-Firebird-Petrouchka-Pulcinella/dp/B000001GYI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1345235349

If you just want Firebird and Rite, either of the two recordings by Dorati is the best.
Edited by bigshot - 8/17/12 at 1:32pm
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BIGSHOT-

 

Sounds like some of this is opera? Not my thing..

Also, why are these pieces so short?

post #4 of 7
My favorites are

Firebird Suite (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1919 version, Telarc)
The Rite of Spring (Loren Mazel, Cleveland Symphany Orchestra, Telarc)
post #5 of 7
Not opera. They'e all suites- shorter form than Symphonies, etc.
post #6 of 7

Of course, the landmark is Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite Of Spring), and I think that kinda sums up all the fine writing that preceded it. Many amazing versions of Le Sacre, but bigshot's recommendation of the Minneapolis Symphony conducted by Antal Dorati is a mighty fine one. Elsewhere, lately I've been listening to both the Duo Concertante for violin and piano and Le Noces, which is a strong later choral work.

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Petrushka; Pulcinella; Symphonies of Wind Instruments Jaap van Zweden, Netherlands Radio Phil

Rite of Spring, Apollon Musagete Jaap van Zweden, Netherlands Radio Phil

L' Histoire du Soldat, Dumbarton Oaks, Concerto in D, Suite 1 & 2 Paavo Järvi, Bremen Chamber Phil

Symphony in 3 Mouvements, Pulcinella, Four Etudes Pierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orch

 

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Originally Posted by kwitel View Post

So I repeatedly get "you should listen to some Stravinsky" comments on my various "Classical Recommendation" threads.

 

I dont necessarily want his most accessible works but rather those that are most moving and emotive.

 

Where to begin?


Edited by Arnaldo - 8/19/12 at 11:08am
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