Stravinsky – Oedipus Rex, Les Noces

Mariinsky Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Stravinsky’s first notable composition was his orchestral fantasy Fireworks (1908). In 1910 he composed The Firebird, premiered as a ballet by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in Paris, which brought the composer international renown. This marked the beginning of Stravinsky’s creative phase known as the Russian period, famed for the ballet Petrushka (1911) and in particular the ballet The Rite of Spring (1913), which played a seminal role in the history of the choreographic arts and of twentieth-century symphonic music. From 1914 Stravinsky was permanently settled in the West (adopting French citizenship in 1934, and US citizenship in 1945). In his first decade of emigration he produced scores such as The Soldier’s Tale, to be read and for instrumental ensemble (1918), a bizarre reflection of the reality of the recent world war, and the dance cantata Les Noces (1923), which plumbed the innermost depths of Russian folklore.

 

 

Tracklist

1.
Stravinsky - Les Noces - Part I - Scene I - The Brides Chamber
04:17
2.
Stravinsky - Les Noces - Part I - Scene II - At the Bridegroom's
05:08
3.
Stravinsky - Les Noces - Part I - Scene III - The Bride's Departure
02:45
4.
Stravinsky - Les Noces - Part II - Scene IV, The Wedding Feast
09:12
5.
Stravinsky - Oedipus Rex - Prologue and Act I - Spectateurs, vous allez...
07:43
6.
Stravinsky - Oedipus Rex - Act I - Voici Creon, beau-frere d'Oedipe..
07:30
7.
Stravinsky - Oedipus Rex - Act I - Oedipe interroge la fontaine de verite...
09:27
8.
Stravinsky - Oedipus Rex - Act II - La dispute des princes attire Jocaste...
12:18
9.
Stravinsky - Oedipus Rex - Act II - Le temoin du meurtre sort de l'ombre...
07:52
10.
Stravinsky - Oedipus Rex - Act II - Et maintenant, vous allez entendre...
07:37

Total time: 01:13:49

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MAR0510

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Original Recording Format

Producer

James Mallinson

Recording Engineer

Jonathan Stokes, Neil Hutchinson (Classic Sound Ltd)

Recording location

Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date November 4, 2016

Press reviews

BBC Music Magazine

“Ekaterina Semenchuk…[is] the contralto with the biggest range and lustre since Bernstein’s Troyanos, and Sergey Semishkur’s Oedipus blends clarion authority with youthful pathos…all the right musical phrases shine through. Even Bernstein’s recording can’t match it for earthy authenticity.”

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