With Picasso's Portrait of Stravinsky, 1920. Preface by Malcolm MacDonald. Revised 1947, new edition, 1967. Instrumentation. Duration: 33 minutes.
Reduction for one piano, four hands by the composer.
This package contains the complete facsimile of the full score to the Rite of Spring, the complete facsimile of Stravinsky's piano score, and a book of essays about the seminal work, titled Avatar of Modernity: The Rite of Spring Reconsidered.
The study leads to radically new conclusions about the nature of the work; Music examples, facsimiles, discography, bibliography, index. The detailed analysis & comparison of the recordings is remarkable & surprising.
The book provides important historical information on the story and its inception and composition, the stormy rehearsals leading to the scandalous premiere in May 1913, the composer's later betrayal of Nijinsky, the ballet's first choreographer and much more. Music ex., notes, bibl., index.
Contents: The Phoenix - Bird of Fire (Suite). This work is a contemporary take on Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and Rite of Spring. Sholar plays on piano. With Jonathan Robinson, bass; Jaimeo Brown, drums; Greg Osby, saxophone; and Carl Craig, electronics.
With foreword by Boris Mikhailovich Yarustovsky. Instrumentation.
Film of a 1972 memorial concert with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Contents: Rite of Spring -- Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra -- Symphony of Psalms.
Performances at the Marinsky Theatre of The Firebird and The Rite of Spring. Conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Simon Rattle conducts the National Youth Orchestra; Antal Dorati conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Robert Craft conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra. Featuring vocalists Olga Trifonova, Robert Tear, Pippa Longworth, Paul Whelan, Stephen Richardson, Andrew Greenan, Sally Burgess, Peter Hall and Simon Preece.
The 1947 versions of these works. Jaap van Zweden conducts the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
SACD recordings of these great ballets. Andrew Litton conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Paavo Järvi conducts the Orchestre de Paris. Also includes Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.
Lawson performs Stravinsky's own arrangements for pianola of his orchestral classics.
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Contents: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra / Igor Stravinsky. Performers: St. Petersburg Orchestra and Chorus (Orchestra). Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Petersburg Orchestra and Chorus. -- Le Poème de l'extase (Poem of Ecstasy),…
Ivan Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra. SACD.
Stravinsky's piano reduction of his seminal work was published in 1913, 8 years before the full score was published. This is a reprint of that first edition, published by Edition Russe de Musique, Paris. This edition is available again in 2011 after being out of print for a few years.