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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1200 on: December 02, 2017, 08:56:05 AM »
Stumbled over this painting of IS I've not seen before.

Artist was Jacques Emile Blanche, painted in 1915.
Interesting background too. Men crippled by the war, among other things.

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Re: Chez Stravinsky HAVING ISSUES WITH 'THE FLOOD'
« Reply #1201 on: December 02, 2017, 09:06:21 AM »
'The Flood'


I'm losing at around the time Lucifer starts singing... the opening music is pretty ominous, tho...


ALEEEN- I don't know what you're hearing here that's so great... maybe this just falls under my "snyprrr rejects recitation" junctum. Maybe it's the English singing?

"Oh, LORD, Thy Will shall ever be wrought"

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Yea, I'm just not "getting it"... ithe music can be cool, but then some maaan has to start singing...


I do like the 'Building of the Ark' orchestral interlude...

BUT THEN COMES THE "COUNTING OF THE ANIMALS", OY VEY!!!


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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1202 on: December 02, 2017, 09:08:43 AM »
"The earth is overflowed with... flood" ::)
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1203 on: December 02, 2017, 02:06:48 PM »
Yeah the singing isn't what gets me, the music is amazing


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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1204 on: December 02, 2017, 03:19:20 PM »
Ok, so the Flood:

Music - ✓
Choir - ✓
Narrator - ✓
Solo voice parts - ❌

Still, the lesser parts certainly don't overweigh how great it is  8)

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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1205 on: January 13, 2018, 05:31:05 PM »
This CD is excellent:

It is now on spotify and I love it.  To me, the Chant Funebre in its debut recording is like Rachmaninoff's "The Rock" in terms of style, quality, and significance.  Though it might not have much in common with the composer's later more famous works, it is clearly cut from the same cloth and show cases a vivid early imaginative composer at full display.  The rest of the CD is excellent.  All early works prominently showing the Rimsky-Korsakov and French/Debussy influences.  Chant Funebre is very French and very Russian full of mythology, pathos, and atmosphere.  This CD is pure Stravinsky proto Firebird plus Rite of Spring all wonderfully performed and recorded.  Don't miss this release!!


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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1207 on: January 15, 2018, 08:35:36 AM »
Classical CD Of The Week: Some Like It Plush;
Riccardo Chailly In Early And Rediscovered Stravinsky


https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenslaurson/2018/01/15/cd-of-the-week-some-like-it-plush-riccardo-chailly-in-early-and-rediscovered-stravinsky/#43c9bb243e63


I can’t really see myself buying that recording for the simple fact that there are already too many Le sacre performances on the market and I own almost all of them. ;) I listened to Chant Funebre and it’s a nice enough work, but not worth plunking down x amount of dollars just to own it. If only this new Chailly recording had a more enticing program.
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Re: Chez Stravinsky
« Reply #1208 on: January 16, 2018, 08:22:52 AM »
If only this new Chailly recording had a more enticing program.

"If only" indeed ::)


A lot of GMG boils down to this, eh? ahhh...
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