Stravinsky

Benjamin Beilman - Spectrum - Schubert, Janacek, Stravinsky (2016) {Warner Classics}

Benjamin Beilman - Spectrum - Schubert, Janacek, Stravinsky (2016) {Warner Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 285 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
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© 2016 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0825646008971
Classical / Chamber Music / Violin

Violinist Benjamin Beilman makes his debut as an exclusive Warner Classics artist with Spectrum, an album uniting works by Schubert, Janáček, Stravinsky and Kreisler. With his regular duo partner, pianist Yekwon Sunwoo – a fellow alumnus of Philadelphia’s prestigious Curtis Institute – Beilman explores a multitude of colours and expressive possibilities, evoking them with the finest technical nuances.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Francois-Frederic Guy - Transcriptions for Two Pianists: Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky (2015)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, François-Frédéric Guy - Transcriptions for Two Pianists (2015)
Béla Bartók, Achille-Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:04:10
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10863

Three 20th-century orchestral scores, Bartók’s Two Pictures, Debussy’s Jeux and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, all dating from 1910-13 and all linked (as the detailed CD booklet explains), are brought to life in the hands of two exceptional French pianists. The central interest is the ballet Jeux. One of the world’s outstanding Debussy interpreters, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has added to his complete Chandos recordings with his own transcription for two pianos. Written late in Debussy’s life for Nijinsky, Jeux involves an emotionally erotic and harmonically daring game of tennis. Bavouzet and his well-matched partner, François-Fréderic Guy, play with nimble grace, capturing the works wit and mystery. This gripping album is dedicated to Pierre Boulez, guru and enabler, for his 90th birthday.
Alexei Lubimov, Slava Poprugin - Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux & Triste - Piano Duets (2015)

Alexei Lubimov, Slava Poprugin - Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux & Triste - Piano Duets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:29 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 230

For this Alpha-Classics album of modernist music arranged for two pianos, Alexei Lubimov and Slava Poprugin play four essential works that yield some surprises in their keyboard versions. Three of the pieces are transcriptions of instrumental music, specifically Igor Stravinsky's arrangement of his Concerto in E flat major, "Dumbarton Oaks," John Cage's reduction of Erik Satie's Socrate, and Darius Milhaud's four-hand transcription of Satie's Cinéma (composed as a soundtrack for the short Dadaist film Entr'acte, used in the ballet Relâche), with Stravinsky's Concerto for two pianos solo performed as it was originally written.
Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin, NJO, Xian Zhang - Myth: Rosanne Philippens Plays Szymanowski & Stravinsky (2015)

Rosanne Philippens - Myth: Rosanne Philippens Plays Szymanowski & Stravinsky (2015)
with Julien Quentin, piano; NJO; Xian Zhang, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCSSA36715 | Time: 01:10:58

Rosanne Philippens is considered one of the most promising violin talents in the Netherlands. Her open and communicative style of performance won her first prizes at competitions including the Dutch National Violin Competition in 2009 and the Freiburg International Violin Competition in 2014. This release from Channel Classics focuses on Polish and Russian works inspired by myths and legends. Philippens is joined by pianist Julien Quentin as well as the Nationaal Jeugd Orkest led by Xian Zhang in performances of Szymanowski's Mythes and Violin Concerto and Stravinsky's Chanson Russe and L'Oiseau de Feu.
Gülru Ensari & Herbert Schuch - Go East! Stravinsky, Brahms, Hindemith & Manav (2017)

Gülru Ensari & Herbert Schuch - Go East! Stravinsky, Brahms, Hindemith & Manav (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:03 | 152 MB
Label: CAvi-music | Release Year: 2017

Amusing juxtapositions that here! In the first twenty tracks, the famous pianist duo Gülru Ensari and Herbert Schuch, here in four hands, slyly mix Brahms waltzes and others, perhaps less well known, of Hindemith - superb little pearls of coquetry, titled Drei Wunderschöine Mädchen im Schwarzwald ("Three beautiful girls in the Black Forest"). After completing this little round trip between Brahms and Hindemith, the duo ended up blurring the cards with two Anatolian Melodies by the Turkish composer Özkan Manav (* 1967), bridge between East and West.
Cathy Berberian a Hommage (Walton, Monteverdi, Debussy, Stravinsky, Cage, Gerschwin, Purcell) [1997]

Cathy Berberian a Hommage (Bernasconi, Travis; W. Walton, Cl. Monteverdi, Cl. Debussy,
I. Stravinsky/Стравинский, J. Cage, G. Gerschwin, H. Purcell) [1997]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 315 MB
Classical | Label: Accore / MPO, France | Catalog Number: 205722 | TT: 70’55

Catherine Anahid Berberian (July 4, 1925 – March 6, 1983) was an American soprano and composer. She interpreted contemporary avant-garde music composed, among others, by Luciano Berio, Bruno Maderna, John Cage, Henri Pousseur, Sylvano Bussotti, Darius Milhaud, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, and Igor Stravinsky. She also interpreted works by Claudio Monteverdi, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Kurt Weill, Philipp Zu Eulenburg, arrangements of songs by The Beatles, and folk songs from several countries and cultures. As a composer, she wrote Stripsody (1966), in which she exploits her vocal technique using comic book sounds (onomatopoeia), and Morsicat(h)y (1969), a composition for the keyboard (with the right hand only) based on Morse code.
English Bach Festival, Leonard Bernstein, Soloists - Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988

Igor Stravinsky - Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988
English Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra, Trinity Boys Choir, conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Patricia Parker (Mezzo Soprano), John Mitchinson (Tenor), Paul Hudson (Bass), Anne Mory (Soprano)
Pianos: Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, Homero Francesch

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Ballet, Choral, Sacred | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 423 251-2 | Time: 00:44:29

Les Noces is a screaming, shrieking, flat-out masterpiece. Leonard Bernstein himself has referred to it as Stravinsky's greatest work, and listening to this incendiary performance, it's awfully hard to disagree. Scored for voices, four pianos, and percussion, the work provided the inspiration for the entire career of Orff (of Carmina Burana fame), but it's so much better as sheer music than anything Orff wrote. And what a cast! The pianists for this performance include Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, and Homero Francesch, four certified virtuoso performers, while the singers of the English Bach Festival Chorus really cover themselves with glory in both works. A stunner.
Igor Stravinsky - Histoire Du Soldat (Jean Cocteau & Igor Markevitch) (1962, 1988 Remastered)

Igor Stravinsky - Histoire Du Soldat (Jean Cocteau & Igor Markevitch) (1962, 1988 Remastered)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 200 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 128 mb
Classical | Label: Philips - 420 773-2 - Remastered

A year before Cocteau passed away, he still had the full strength of his famous actor's voice, and he and the other voice artists strike the perfect tone of tragicomic cabaret effect. Musically superb, sounding fresh and vigorous, and benefitting from left-right separation and depth in stereo even though dating back to 1962.
Orff - Carmina Burana / Stravinsky - Fireworks, Circus Polka (2001) (R. Fruhbeck de Burgos)

Orff - Carmina Burana / Stravinsky - Fireworks, Circus Polka (2001) (R. Fruhbeck de Burgos)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
EMI/Gala Records, 5099 9 501320 2 7 | rec: 1966 & 1968 | 390Mb

EMI Has rereleased this classic recording of Carmina Burana, and thank Heaven! No other performance – and there are so many excellent ones – quite captures the spirit of this magnificent work so truly. Fruehbeck de Burgos keeps magisterial control over the enormous forces, the choir of boys is excellent, and the soloists are second to none.
Liana Gourdjia - Stravinsky: Violin Concerto & Works for Violin and Piano (2017)

Liana Gourdjia - Stravinsky: Violin Concerto & Works for Violin and Piano
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77:12 min | 178 MB
Label: Audite | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Stravinsky's rarely-performed Violin Concerto, coupled with the main works of his repertoire for violin and piano. The composer was initially convinced that he lacked the experience necessary for writing a violin concerto and taking full advantage of the instrument's possibilities in concertante style. But in 1931 he went on to compose a Neoclassical masterwork in close collaboration with violinist Samuel Dushkin, a work that bears his unmistakable fingerprint.