Stravinsky – Orchestral and Choral Works

Royal Flemish Philharmonic

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

“What is important for the lucid ordering of the work – for its crystallisation – is that all the Dionysian elements which set the imagination of the artist in motion and make the life-sap rise must be properly subjugated before they intoxicate us, and must finally be made to submit to the law: Apollo demands it.”
Impossible to claim, therefore, that Igor Stravinsky is a composer of unrestrained excesses! Stravinsky referred in his revelations on composing, Poetics of Music, to the classical correlation between Dionysos and Apollo, excess and control, emo and ratio. By doing so, Stravinsky endowed his neoclassical writing with a certain philosophical permanence. It goes without saying that this ancient correlation, in which Dionysian drive evaporates into Apollonian control, should be tested out in the finales of Stravinsky’s ‘mythological’ compositions. Stravinsky, in fact, always created a remarkably Apollonian musical catharsis in these works. That is how the ‘operatorium’ Oedipus rex ends, with the literally blinding sense of guilt felt by Oedipus whose slowly fading heartbeat drives him to just within the city boundaries of Thebes.

Tracklist

1.
Monumentum - Asciugate i begli occhi
02:23
2.
Monumentum - Ma tu, cagion di quella
01:49
3.
Monumentum - Belta poi che t'assenti
02:31
4.
Mass - Kyrie
02:22
5.
Mass - Gloria
03:18
6.
Mass - Credo
03:43
7.
Mass - Sanctus
03:05
8.
Mass - Agnus Dei
02:34

Total time: 00:50:39

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PTC5186349

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Job Maarse

Recording Engineer

Jean Marie Geijsen

Recording location

de Singel, Antwerp, Belgium

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date July 31, 2015

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