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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1180 on: November 29, 2017, 01:53:46 AM »
Well I landed back at The Rite again  :laugh:

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« Reply #1181 on: November 29, 2017, 10:43:13 PM »
It's always coming home.

It's a revolving door  ;)

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« Reply #1182 on: November 29, 2017, 10:44:43 PM »
Still my "favorite" Stravinsky works tend to be later ones but no matter how hard I try, I keep bumping into Le Sacre in real life, so I guess I gotta embrace one of my first loves  ???

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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1183 on: November 29, 2017, 10:48:28 PM »
I think Le Sacre in many ways shares similarities with Stockhausen's Gruppen in it's seemingly endless, inexhaustible things you can learn and interpret from it. I guess it has it's popular position for a reason (same with Gruppen, even though it's less performed for practical reasons).

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« Reply #1184 on: November 30, 2017, 03:41:14 AM »
Resistance is futile!
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1185 on: December 01, 2017, 01:07:53 AM »
Doesn't beat The Flood (imo) but Les Noces is reaaaally awesome  :-*



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« Reply #1186 on: December 01, 2017, 07:14:59 AM »
Doesn't beat The Flood (imo) but Les Noces is reaaaally awesome  :-*

Always glad to see a minority opinion  ;)
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1187 on: December 01, 2017, 07:18:55 AM »
Always glad to see a minority opinion  ;)

Hah! ;D

I can’t say I know The Flood too well. I might have heard once many years ago, but given how awesome Les Noces is and how I’ve really warmed to that work, I don’t really see myself letting go of that strong opinion I now hold of this work.
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1188 on: December 01, 2017, 08:52:24 AM »
It appears that I’m going to be finding myself entering into a Stravinsky-a-thon over the weekend. His voice is calling me: ”John, this is Igor. Listen to my music and, remember, lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.” 8)
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1189 on: December 01, 2017, 12:57:30 PM »
It appears that I’m going to be finding myself entering into a Stravinsky-a-thon over the weekend...

May I suggest Dumbarton Oaks on repeat?

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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1190 on: December 01, 2017, 02:06:37 PM »
Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant on continuous loop for an entire week, DO IT!!!!!!  :D ;)


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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1191 on: December 01, 2017, 06:07:08 PM »
May I suggest Dumbarton Oaks on repeat?


Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant on continuous loop for an entire week, DO IT!!!!!!  :D ;)


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Don’t tempt me guys! :P
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1192 on: December 01, 2017, 06:17:11 PM »
Hah! ;D

I can’t say I know The Flood too well. I might have heard once many years ago, but given how awesome Les Noces is and how I’ve really warmed to that work, I don’t really see myself letting go of that strong opinion I now hold of this work.

I thought you have the DG Stravinsky box? The Knussen recording of The Flood is in there.


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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1193 on: December 01, 2017, 06:26:24 PM »
I thought you have the DG Stravinsky box? The Knussen recording of The Flood is in there.

Yep, I’ve got the DG set and Knussen’s is in there, but I have yet to hear it. So much music, so little time. :)
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« Reply #1194 on: December 01, 2017, 06:52:28 PM »
Stumbled over this painting of IS I've not seen before.

Artist was Jacques Emile Blanche, painted in 1915.

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« Reply #1195 on: December 01, 2017, 06:54:06 PM »
Cool painting. 8)
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1196 on: December 02, 2017, 02:20:07 AM »
Just saw Le Sacre live and I'm really amazed how happy (and taken back) it made me despite hearing it millions of times before  :o

Even though I think I love The Flood and Requiem Canticles more (both on a personal level and as a composer), The Rite Of Spring always will have a special place to me (and many others too). It's a work that, to be honest....I can't not say "wow" and be taken back every time I hear it.

Plus, because of it's influence, certain movements always remind me of certain other (later) composers that are also a huge part of my life.
e.g. The introduction to the second movement (rehearsal mark 83) always brings me back to Messiaen.
The sacrificial dance sometimes gets me in the mood for Xenakis (who used to be my most played composer). etc.

Yeah, Le Sacre is an amazing work  :-*

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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1197 on: December 02, 2017, 08:31:36 AM »
Yep, I’ve got the DG set and Knussen’s is in there, but I have yet to hear it. So much music, so little time. :)

Let's both see if we can get through 'The Flood' together, eh? I think I'm up for it, though I didn't make it very far last time.

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only Karajan has that gosse step to it!

Stumbled over this painting of IS I've not seen before.

Artist was Jacques Emile Blanche, painted in 1915.

It's on the cover of the Dutoit Symphonies disc...
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1198 on: December 02, 2017, 08:36:36 AM »
Let's both see if we can get through 'The Flood' together, eh? I think I'm up for it, though I didn't make it very far last time.

Well, I’ve got my own program I’m going to follow, so...you’ll have to listen without me. :) Basically, what I want to do, is make my way through all the ballets again. Starting with The Firebird of course.
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1199 on: December 02, 2017, 08:44:08 AM »
Well, I’ve got my own program I’m going to follow, so...you’ll have to listen without me. :) Basically, what I want to do, is make my way through all the ballets again. Starting with The Firebird of course.

....zzZZZzzz.....

ok, well that should take you up to @4:35EST... I'll be waiting :P :P
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