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Stravinsky – Music for Violin, Vol. 2

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2275 SACD
Release date2018-05-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time76:24

The relationship between Igor Stravinsky and the violin didn't get off to a promising start: early on in his career the composer stated that he was not fond of stringed instruments, finding them ‘rich in cheap expressivity’. He was also suspicious of virtuoso interpreters – among which violinists were particularly numerous – and their tendency to ‘seek immediate triumphs and to lend themselves to the wishes of the public’. Nevertheless there are in Stravinsky's oeuvre a number of works featuring a solo violin, all of which have now been recorded by his compatriot Ilya Gringolts.
The focus of the preceding volume was on the works for violin and piano, most of them Stravinsky's arrangements of his own music for the stage, and Gringolts and pianist Peter Laul were praised for their performances, for instance in Fanfare: ‘The Russian duo has discovered – and created – new freshness in the sound of Stravinsky's music for the instrument. Urgently recommended.’ On the present disc, Gringolts combines duos – again in the company of Laul – with other genres, including Stravinsky's most famous work for the violin: his Violin Concerto from 1931. In the concerto, as in the extract for solo violin and strings from the ballet Apollon musagète, Gringolts is supported by Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
01 Pastorale, for violin and four wind instruments 02:55 $ 0.73 USD
02 Ballad, from The Fairy’s Kiss 03:06 $ 0.78 USD
  Suite italienne, from Pulcinella 16:25
03 Introduzione. Allegro moderato 02:08 $ 0.52 USD
04 Serenata. Larghetto 02:48 $ 0.68 USD
05 Tarantella. Vivace 02:02 $ 0.50 USD
06 Gavotta con due Variazioni 03:39 $ 0.88 USD
07 Scherzino. Presto alla breve 01:25 $ 0.35 USD
08 Minuetto e Finale. Moderato – Molto vivace 04:23 $ 1.10 USD
  Divertimento, from The Fairy's Kiss 19:37
09 I. Sinfonia. Andante 05:59 $ 1.44 USD
10 II. Danses suisses. Tempo giusto 04:31 $ 1.09 USD
11 III. Scherzo. Allegretto grazioso 02:50 $ 0.69 USD
12 IVa. Pas de deux. Adagio 02:52 $ 0.69 USD
13 IVb. Variation. Allegretto grazioso 01:18 $ 0.31 USD
14 IVc. Coda. Presto 02:07 $ 0.56 USD
  From Apollon musagète, for solo violin and strings
15 Variation d’Apollon (Apollon et les muses) 03:00 $ 0.74 USD
  Violin Concerto in D 21:02
16 I. Toccata 05:38 $ 1.38 USD
17 II. Aria I 04:07 $ 1.02 USD
18 III. Aria II 05:04 $ 1.22 USD
19 IV. Capriccio 06:13 $ 1.55 USD
  Élégie for solo violin
20 Élégie for solo violin 05:14 $ 1.28 USD
21 Tango (arr. by Samuel Dushkin) 02:01 $ 0.78 USD
  Album total 76:24
ViolinGringolts, Ilya
OboeHill, Casey
ClarinetFerrer, Juan
Cor anglaisMacLeod, Scott
BassoonHarriswangler, Steve
ComposerStravinsky, Igor
PianoLaul, Peter
StringsOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
OrchestraOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
ConductorSlobodeniouk, Dima

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