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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2016, 08:14:34 PM »
Agon
Threni
Ebony Concerto
8 Instrumental Miniatures
Petrushka
Song of the Nightingale
Movements for piano and orchestra
Dumbarton Oaks
Symphony in 3 Movements
Symphony of Psalms

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2016, 08:33:06 PM »
I have come to the conclusion that Agon is in fact one of my favorite Stravinsky works, it's just so......woah!  8)

An awesome work that's for sure. It's in my 'Top 10'. 8)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2016, 05:47:02 AM »
My revised list:

The Rite Of Spring (Le Sacre)
Symphony in Three Movements
Requiem Canticles
Agon
Symphonies of wind instruments
Variations for Huxley
Three Pieces For String Quartet
Oedipus Rex
The Soldiers Tale
Les Noces  8)

The Three Pieces are arguably something of an idiosyncratic choice, but of course:  why not?  8)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2016, 08:38:45 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)
Symphony for Wind Instruments
Dumbarton Oaks
Mass


I'm still quite satisfied with this list, so I'll leave it alone (for a change). :)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2016, 07:30:45 AM »
I agree, I have a bit of Sacre Fatigue too  :-[

Gotta pace yourselves!
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2016, 07:27:25 AM »
What is your top ten Stravinsky works?

Le Sacre du Printemps
Firebird
Petrushka
Octet
L'Histiore du Soldat
Sym in 3 mvts
Sym in C
Danse Concertantes
Agon
Mass

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2016, 10:38:51 AM »
I've just struggled unsuccessfully to name only five top Schönberg works. I'd likewise struggle to get a list of top Stravinsky works up to ten. Sorry!

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2016, 11:45:05 PM »
Threni
Requiem Canticles
Movements for Piano and orchestra
Agon
Three Pieces For String Quartet
Symphonies of wind instruments
The Firebird
Concertino for 12 players
Octet for wind instruments
Capriccisio for Piano and orchestra

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2016, 06:36:12 AM »
I've just struggled unsuccessfully to name only five top Schönberg works. I'd likewise struggle to get a list of top Stravinsky works up to ten. Sorry!

Get on it!  8)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2016, 06:36:36 AM »
Threni
Requiem Canticles
Movements for Piano and orchestra
Agon
Three Pieces For String Quartet
Symphonies of wind instruments
The Firebird
Concertino for 12 players
Octet for wind instruments
Capriccisio for Piano and orchestra

Nice to see the love for the Capriccio!
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2016, 07:40:22 AM »
I couldn't find an existing thread on this, which I find suspicious...


An international anti-Igor conspiracy?  No worries, he has laid them all to waste with an oeuvre that astounds for its variety, creativity, and overall scintillating brilliance.  A half-century from now he will be bigger than LvB, mark me.

Le Sacre
Der Feuervogel (sorry, I like the way it sounds in German)
Petrushka
VC
Symphony in C
Symphony of Psalms
Octet for Wind ('52 version)
Concerto for Two Pianos (Igor said it was 'perhaps' his favorite among his purely instrumental works, must be good :laugh:)
Le Rossignol
Dumbarton Oaks

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2016, 09:45:03 AM »
"l do not consider my music as atonal, but rather as non-tonal. I feel the unity of all keys. Atonal music by modern composers admits of no key at all, no feeling of any definite center." - Arnold Schoenberg

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2016, 04:11:17 PM »
Turns out I have new favourites, after rekindling my love for Stravinsky during my sabbatical:

Song of the nightingale
Requiem Canticles
Agon
Oedipus Rex
Variations for Huxley
Symphony in Three Movements
Abraham and Isaac
Symphonies of wind instruments
Concerto for piano and winds
The Firebird/The Soldiers Tale
THIS is a MUCH better list 8)

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2016, 04:05:01 AM »
Requiem Canticles
Orpheus
Movements
Mass
Variations
Canticum Sacrum
Symphony of Psalms
Threni
Duo concertant

after that I had to go to iTunes to look through a list of compositions by Stravinsky I had recordings of to come up with a #10, which I think would be the Symphony in C, probably.

That also reminded me I don't actually own a recording of Canticum Sacrum though, which I will need to fix immediately.

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2016, 04:15:08 AM »
That also reminded me I don't actually own a recording of Canticum Sacrum though, which I will need to fix immediately.
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2016, 04:39:23 AM »
Yes, I'm actually trying to decide between that one and this one:


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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2016, 04:47:30 AM »
Yes, I'm actually trying to decide between that one and this one:


I must admit I am not familiar with the one North Star has recommended (but I trust his taste   :) ), but the recording by Simon Preston is simply outstanding, and is by far my favourite of the work (and I know quite a few  ;)).

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2016, 04:54:50 AM »
The Hyperion recording, to my ears, seems sweeter and less sharp-edged, with the voices slightly less brought to the foreground. That said, the voices are also more in tune. The Preston recording is earthier and more Byzantine, somehow otherworldly in its severity. I am leaning towards it, but may need both. (These are all among my favourite Stravinsky works after all.)

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2016, 01:51:43 PM »
I didn't find that recording on Hyperion much to my taste. But then again, I haven't found many recordings I particularly find definitive on Hyperion anyway.

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2017, 08:34:57 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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