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Music from Diaghilev's BALLET RUSSES - Stravinsky - Liadov - Polenc - Thierry Fischer, conductor

Music from Diaghilev's BALLET RUSSES - Stravinsky - Liadov - Polenc - Thierry Fischer, conductor
ID: SIGCD271
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Subcollection: Orchestra

SIGCD165, SIGCD195, SIGCD205

CD 1: SIGCD165 - Firebird - Works by Igor Stravinsky for the Ballet Russes

He music commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev for his Ballet Russes has generated some of the most inventive and popular orchestral works of the 20th Century.

Led by Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer, these recordings capture the excitement and vibrancy of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in live performance - the first recording made in their new home of BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales. This is the first release in a series of three with future repertoire including The Rite of Spring and Petrushka.

CD 2: SIGCD195 - Petrushka - Igor Stravinsky - BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Because Igor Stravinsky's "Petrushka" usually runs almost 35 minutes in duration, it either needs to be paired with a work of comparable length or presented with several short filler pieces to give reasonable value to a CD. In the case of this recording by Thierry Fischer and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the disc is filled out with three atmospheric pieces by Anatol Lyadov -- "Baba-Yaga," Enchanted Lake, and Kikimora -- which only add a little over 20 minutes to this rather brief package. Still, there are affinities between Liadov's colorful, impressionistic music and Stravinsky's brilliant ballet, not least the strong influence of both composers' orchestration teacher, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Lyadov, an older contemporary of Stravinsky, was the composer Sergei Diaghilev had originally sought to compose music for the ballet "L'oiseau de feu," before having to settle on the as-yet untried Stravinsky. Furthermore, Lyadov was practiced at composing music on fairy tale themes, so his music is a sometimes suitable match in style and content with Stravinsky's magical depiction of the folk tale of "Petrushka." Furthermore, Lyadov's selections have comparatively few recordings, so grouping these tone poems with Stravinsky's famous work gives them much needed exposure. The performances on this 2010 Signum Classics release are accurate and expressive, if a little restrained, and the audio is exceptional in its wide range of timbres, details, and dynamics.
˜ Blair Sanderson, Rovi All Music Guide

CD3: SIGCD 205 - The Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinsky
The conclusion to a three part-series of Igor Stravinsky‘s ballets from Sergei Diaghilev,s Ballet Russes, performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Thierry Fischer. These recordings capture the excitement and vibrancy of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in live performance at their home of BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales.

Almost no musical work has had such a powerful influence or evoked as much controversy as Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring. The work's premiere on May 29, 1913, at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, was scandalous. In addition to the outrageous costumes, unusual choreography and bizarre story of pagan sacrifice, Stravinsky's musical innovations tested the patience of the audience to the fullest.

This disc also features Francis Poulenc‘s ballet Les Biches, premiered at the Ballet Russes in 1924. Originally commissioned by Diaghilev to write a piece based on Glazunov‘s Les Sylphides, Poulenc instead chose to base his piece on the paintings of Watteau that depicted Louis XV and various women in his "Parc aux biches"
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P.I. Tchaikovsky - Ballets - USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra - E. Svetlanov

P.I. Tchaikovsky - Ballets - USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra - E. Svetlanov
ID: MELCD1001951
CDs: 8
Type: CD
Collection: Ballet Music
Subcollection: Orchestra

The repertoire of any ballet company always has three performances penned by the same author - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. These are Swan Lake (1877), The Sleeping Beauty (1889) and The Nutcracker (1892). If now these works are not only known to the whole world but have become a tradition, in Tchaikovsky’s time they opened a new era of the Russian ballet. Tchaikovsky was one of the first Russian composers who turned to the genre of ballet adding a self-reliant artistic value to the music. The Firma Melodiya programme titled “P.I. Tchaikovsky - Ballets” features the music by the greatest Russian composer performed by the USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra lead by the prominent conductor of modern time Evgeny Svetlanov. The wealth of Tchaikovsky’s scores performed by the celebrated orchestra allows the listeners to get immersed in the magical world of the characters of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, literally visualizing it.

CD 1 53:35
CD 2 47:33
CD 3 52:38
CD 4 71:25
CD 5 48:08
CD 6 50:10
CD 7 48:17
CD 8 43:15
8 CD’s: Total time: 363.01
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