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Stravinsky I : 'Oedipus Rex' & 'Les Noces' (CD)

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Stravinsky I : 'Oedipus Rex' & 'Les Noces' (CD)


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Oedipus Rex, based on Sophocles? tragedy, is an established twentieth-century classic. Employing a speaker, male chorus and orchestra, it represents Stravinsky?s 1920s neo-classicism at its peak. Les Noces, an amalgam of ballet and dance cantata in four scenes for solo voices, chorus, four pianos and seventeen percussion instruments, depicts a Russian peasant wedding. One of only two theatrical works by Stravinsky to combine music with a text in his mother tongue, Les Noces is also his most Russian work, in which ritual, symbol and meaning on every level are part of his direct cultural heredity.

Track List

Igor Stravinsky

Oedipus Rex

Cornwell, Joseph, tenor
Fox, Edward, narrator
Greenan, Andrew, bass
Hill, Martyn, tenor
Lane, Jennifer, mezzo-soprano
Wilson-Johnson, David, bass-baritone
Simon Joly Male Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra
Craft, Robert, Conductor

Prologue 00:07:51
Introducing Creon 00:07:48
Introducing Tiresias 00:09:56
Introducing Jocasta 00:11:04
Introducing the Messenger 00:09:05
Epilogue 00:06:38

Les Noces

Bickley, Susan, mezzo-soprano
Hill, Martyn, tenor
Ewing, Alan, bass
Wells, Alison, soprano
Simon Joly Chorale
International Piano Quartet
Tristan Fry Percussion Ensemble
Craft, Robert, Conductor

Scene 1: The Tresses (At the Bride's House) 00:05:11
Scene 2: At the Bridegroom's House 00:05:40
Scene 3: The Departure of the Bride 00:03:02
Scene 4: The Wedding Feast 00:10:16


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Format : CD


Composer : Stravinsky, Igor


Label : Naxos


ISBN : 747313249923


Naxos Code : 8.557499




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