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Top ten Stravinsky works?
« on: November 17, 2016, 10:22:45 PM »
I couldn't find an existing thread on this, which I find suspicious but I digress.
What is your top ten Stravinsky works?
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 12:36:10 AM »
My two cents worth. In chronological order:

- Petrushka (complete ballet)
- Symphonies d'instruments à vent
- Pulcinella (complete ballet)
- Les Noces
- Concerto in E-flat, "Dumbarton Oaks"
- Scherzo à la russe
- Canticum Sacrum
- Agon
- Variations for orchestra, Aldous Huxley in memoriam
- Requiem Canticles
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2016, 03:02:14 AM »
How can you pick only ten?  0:)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 04:08:04 AM »
Le sacre du printemps
Agon
Le baiser de la fée
Jeu de cartes
Symphony in Three Movements
Symphony in C
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Violin Concerto
Ebony Concerto
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2016, 05:07:52 AM »
Nice to see the love for the Capriccio, which is not "a usual suspect"!   8)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2016, 05:29:40 AM »
Le sacre du printemps
Les Noces
Pulcinella
Oedipus Rex
Symphony of Psalms
Persephone
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Petrushka
Apollo
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2016, 05:46:10 AM »
I love threads where there is no bad answer  0:)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2016, 06:14:53 AM »
One of my all-time favorite musicians, I admire all of his stuff, in the top 3 of the 20th century ..

for this thread a select list of faves off the top of my head ..

The Soldier's Tale
The Rite of Spring
Agon
Violin Concerto
Symphony of Psalms
Mass
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Octet
Three Movements from Petrushka
Dumbarton Oaks
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2016, 06:30:13 AM »
How can you pick only ten?  0:)
You mean there are 10!?! :)

I can think of two:
Rake's Progress
Firebird
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2016, 06:32:40 AM »
You mean there are 10!?! :)

Ah, the Loyal Opposition!  8)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2016, 06:47:04 AM »
Here goes nothing:

Le sacre du printemps (of course -- 8) )
Petrouchka
The Fairy's Kiss
Jeu de cartes
Agon
Violin Concerto
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
(another vote for this work as it's highly underrated)
Symphonies for Wind Instruments
Dumbarton Oaks
Mass


A fine list, but some changes need to be made:

Le sacre du printemps
Petrouchka
Apollon musagète
Symphony of Psalms
Mass
Violin Concerto
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Duo concertant
Agon
Concerto in E-flat, "Dumbarton Oaks"
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2016, 08:32:42 AM »
Symphony in 3 movements
Petrouchka
Le Sacre du printemps
L'histoire du soldat
Symphony in C
Ebony Concerto
Symphony of Psalms
Dumbarton Oaks
Pulcinella

But I have only superficial or no knowledge of the later music and some other important pieces like Rake's progress. And not enough memories of some pieces I think I liked, e.g. the octet and the violin concerto, so I went with safe choices I am familiar with.
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2016, 09:20:57 AM »
Symphony in 3 Movements
Psalm Symphony

Capriccio for Piano & Orchestra
Movements for Piano & Orchestra

Rite of Spring
Firebird
Petrouchka
Agon
Orpheus, or Ebony Concerto

Orchestral Variations


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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2016, 09:55:31 AM »
A favourite amongst colleagues in England is Zvesdoliki (King of the stars). Not too many votes for it as yet . . .

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2016, 02:54:22 PM »
Tango  8)

Oh no, no...the Tango is great fun, and if fun is what one wants, then in the top 10 it goes  8)

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2016, 04:36:20 PM »
Something like this:

Rite
Symphonies of wind instruments
Apollo
Symphony of Psalms
Duo concertant
Dumbarton Oaks
Elegy for solo viola
Orpheus
Canticum Sacrum
Agon
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2016, 05:05:24 PM »
(in alphabetical order)
Fairy’s Kiss
Firebird
Jeu De Cartes
Petrouchka
Pulcinella
Rite of Spring
Song of the Nightingale
Symphony of Psalms
Symphony in C
Violin Concerto

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2016, 09:11:13 PM »
Dumbarton Oaks
Symphony in C
Jeu de Cartes
Ebony Concerto
Apollo
Orpheus
Symphony in Three Movements
Canticum Sacrum
Song of the Nightingale
Les Noces

I might try to slip in a couple concerti, or Scenes de ballet, or The Fairy's Kiss too. Plus the Mass.

Yes, that one does not make the top 10. Not that it isn't a towering masterpiece! It's just that this is Stravinsky we're talking about!
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2016, 09:16:48 PM »
Nice to see some love for Canticum. I seem to be the only one here, apart from the Opposition, not to list the Rite. That might be fatigue after decades of listening.  :laugh:

Of course the list will differ on a different day, but my top 3 have been rock steady for 35 years.
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2016, 09:49:23 PM »
In chronological order:

The Rite of Spring
Les Noces
Octet
Apollo
Symphony of Psalms
Violin Concerto
Duo Concertant
Concerto for Two Pianos
The Rake's Progress
Threni

Such consistent excellence, I could easily find plenty of substitutes.
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