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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1180 on: August 02, 2017, 04:26:54 PM »
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« Reply #1181 on: August 02, 2017, 04:31:18 PM »
AND IGOR SAID LET THERE BE LIGHT, and there was light
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1182 on: August 03, 2017, 08:45:17 PM »
I find the three clarinet pieces great fun.

Give me some context, or show me a performance that you can convince me with. I'm at a loss with most of the humor, or whatever it is that makes it "fun". I have Damiens (is it the same recording on Accord AND DG?), Antony Pays,- well, those two (also Dmitri Ashkenazy, nope; and whomever on MDG, can't remember, but it also has the Picasso piece)... I thought one of the first two hit it real swell, probably Pays?....

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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1183 on: August 07, 2017, 01:01:09 AM »
Threni is so fucking good, so fucking good!  :-*


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Re: Chez Stravinsky The THRENI Perplexsion
« Reply #1184 on: August 07, 2017, 06:37:38 AM »
Threni is so fucking good, so fucking good!  :-*


Snyprrr, will you budge, there is food in it for you?  ;)

I've been trying, but I do have this natural aversion to the sound of classically trained singers... even the Herreweghe (on YT) wore me down after a while. ALL I hear is the sound of a man singing... I just can't hear anything else...

OK, I'll take the IS/CBS with me today-

I know I've already asked "how much better could the Herreweghe be in music of such austerity?", but, I think it was Mahlerian who corrected me- there's less bleating in the Herreweghe. Well, I still hear the sound of a man singing, and it's not Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, lol).

BUT, I TRY AND TRY AND TRY AGAIN. WILL REPORT.


Why not give me some needle-drops into your fav moments?
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Re: Chez Stravinsky The THRENI Perplexsion
« Reply #1185 on: August 07, 2017, 09:02:27 AM »


I've been trying, but I do have this natural aversion to the sound of classically trained singers... even the Herreweghe (on YT) wore me down after a while. ALL I hear is the sound of a man singing... I just can't hear anything else...

Start spreadin' the news ....

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Re: Chez Stravinsky The THRENI Perplexsion
« Reply #1186 on: August 08, 2017, 09:25:22 AM »

Start spreadin' the news ....

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still waiting on clarinet confirmation. Listened to Pays yesterday. So, the piece starts with a riff on the 'Volga Boatman'? Since it's a much more complex piece than 'Threni'... :P
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1187 on: August 08, 2017, 09:28:34 AM »
Give me some context, or show me a performance that you can convince me with.

I played them for my Junior Recital, and they are fun to play.  I have probably played them more than once since.
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1188 on: August 10, 2017, 03:51:12 AM »
Just listened to the Rite Of Spring and I may come off as trying to be controversial but, meh. It just feels too "old" for me, it's aggressive at times but for it's reputation of being a really aggressive, scary and world-changing work, it's too melodic. But that probably accounts for it's long lasting popularity?
As you already know, Le Sacre was the work that got me into classical and made me a composer in the first place, so there is a level of irony for me.


I think it remains certain that Petrushka is my favorite early Stravinsky work, it's so much more satisfying in so many ways and it is incredibly post-modern, it's practically Schnittke!  There is also some minimalist elements at times that sometimes catch you off guard  :D
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1189 on: August 10, 2017, 03:58:41 AM »
My Stravinsky is the more religious, sacred, ceremonial (sometimes theatrical) Stravinsky. Meaning; middle and late stuff (excuse my really general categorization) is really what does it for me.


Firebird's Infernal Dance, Petrushka, the ending of The Rite, are all great but come on:

Oedipus Rex, Agon, Symphony of Psalms, Soldier's Tale, Renard, Threni, Movements for piano & Orchestra, Ebony Concerto, Mass, Agon, Requiem Canticles?  ;)
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