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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2017, 01:40:57 PM »
L'oiseau de feu
Les noces
Le sacre du printemps
Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka
Violin Concerto in D
Oedipus rex
Agon
Apollon musagète
Le baiser de la fée
The Rake's Progress
Pétrouchka

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2017, 12:34:36 AM »
Before I knew it, I was up to fourteen and adding more, all of which have already been listed, including the perhaps less appreciated Capriccio for piano and orchestra, which I do consider quite a gem and an 'important' work.

My oversized list included perhaps 'lesser' and smaller works for which I have an inordinate fondness (like (Renard), or works I still find completely 'solid' and compelling after decades of familiarity i.e. In Memoriam Dylan Thomas, and the Cantata.

I entirely prefer the complete ballets, disregard the suites for the commercial and slighter money makers they were meant to be, (I mean, Pulcinella without the singers? ... or Song of the Nightengale vs. the full opera? ... no brainers) and the revised versions of anything he later revised.

I am going to specifically name Symphony in C.  I think it a far better work than the Symphony in three movements, which I was a bit surprised to see listed by a number of people.

But, I'm with Karl on this topic.  Stravinsky composed, whether they are small, medium or large-scale works, nearly nought but 'masterworks.'  Choosing just ten is a very restraining exercise, indeed.
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2017, 03:22:53 PM »
Good to see affection for his Mass in this thread, amw and John among possible others stood up to be counted for it and I now number myself among them.  Dunno why that work didn't click for me before, perhaps Lenny had do the job. 

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2017, 04:26:12 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!

Good to see affection for his Mass in this thread, amw and John among possible others stood up to be counted for it and I now number myself among them.  Dunno why that work didn't click for me before, perhaps Lenny had do the job. 



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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2017, 03:57:54 AM »
Indeed!
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2017, 06:33:58 AM »
In no particular order

Agon
Petrushka
Octet
Symphony in C
Symphony of Psalms
Requiem Canticles
Rite of Spring
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Movements for Piano and Orchestra
Choral Variations Von Himmel Hoch

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2017, 06:34:33 AM »
Smokin’ list.
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #47 on: May 27, 2017, 03:20:43 AM »
Let's give it a shot! This is just off the top of my head. I haven't listened to any Stravinsky other than Threni in the past few weeks, but these are the ones I recall listening to most often when in a Stravinskian mood.

Agon
Violin Concerto
L'histoire du soldat
Requiem Canticles
Symphony in Three Movements
Ebony Concerto
Petrushka
Preludium for Jazz Band
Threni
Dumbarton Oaks

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2017, 02:57:56 AM »
Aye  8)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #49 on: July 26, 2017, 06:50:51 AM »
Just as Peter Sellars once said paraphrasing: "The extraordinary thing about Stravinsky is that every piece is his best work. You get so deep inside each piece and it's the best....then you listen to another piece and then that is the greatest piece"   :laugh:


It's true, I was just having a Petrushka moment, after having a huge (the) Flood moment last night.  :laugh:

Really? 'The Flood'?

'The Flood', 'A Sermon, A Narrative, and A Prayer', and 'Abraham and Isaac' all reside outside of my "safe space"... ohhhh, just thinking about them gives me shivers! ???


I can rank LEAST fav much easier. Narration always gets my goat. And 'Pribaoutki' and some of the other Songs are not my cup of tea. The '2 Sketches for A Sonata' and a lot of the other 30sec. pieces...

BUT I DO THINK EVERY COMPOSER SHOULD HAVE STUFF THAT YOU JUST CANT STAND, TO BALANCE THINGS OUT.



(btw- no real fav Stravinsky... riiight????)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2017, 09:17:55 PM »
The Firebird
The Rite of Spring
Petroushka
Symphony in E flat
Symphony in C
Symphony of Psalms
Apollon musagete
Violin Concerto
Scherzo fantastique
Concerto in D for strings

...which reminds me, I've yet to listen to his newly discovered "Funeral Song" from 1908...

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2017, 12:11:25 PM »
Le Sacre du Printemps
Petrushka
L'Oiseau du Feu
Jeu de Cartes
Les Noces
Apollo
Symphony in three movements
Suite italienne from 'Pulcinella' for cello and piano
Symphony of Psalms
Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée' for violin and piano

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2017, 04:15:11 PM »
Le Sacre du Printemps
Petrushka
L'Oiseau du Feu
Jeu de Cartes
Les Noces
Apollo
Symphony in three movements
Suite italienne from 'Pulcinella' for cello and piano
Symphony of Psalms
Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée' for violin and piano

This could've been my list as well! Love the Suite italienne in its cello version - such a charming work.

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Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #53 on: November 25, 2017, 04:51:41 PM »
Top ten Stravinsky works? The ten I've listened to latest.

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #54 on: November 25, 2017, 06:16:00 PM »
I think it would go a little something like this...

Agon (1957)
Requiem Canticles (1966)
L'histoire du soldat (1916)
Violin Concerto (1931)
Petrushka (1911)
Ebony Concerto (1945)
Symphony in Three Movements (1945)
Preludium for Jazz Band (1937)
Basel Concerto (1946)
Variations (1964)

Honourable mentions for Pulcinella, the Symphony of Psalms, the Octet and Septet, Ragtime, Tango etc. So many wonderful short pieces from Stravinsky; I chose my favourite in the Preludium, but it's a shame to have to leave out the rest.

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #55 on: November 25, 2017, 07:09:20 PM »
Let’s see if I can name ten...

- Symphony in 3 Movements
- Le sacre du printemps
- Pétrouchka
- Le roi des étoiles
- Pucinella Suite
- Jeu de cartes
- Violin concerto
- Les noces
- Capriccio for piano and orchestra
- The Rake’s Progress

I made it ! Doesn’t mean I like all these works though. I could have added Eddy Puss Rex, but I don’t really like it. I genuinely like the first 5. I appreciate the others.

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #56 on: December 01, 2017, 01:39:11 AM »
The Flood
Requiem Canticles
The Rite Of Spring (made it's way back)
Agon
Les Noces
Ebony Concerto
Petrushka (it's just so fun and schizophrenic)
Le Roi Des Etoiles
Mass
Movements For Piano And Orchestra


(it was hard to miss out Threni but I had to make my decision, considering I already had Canticles and Mass....)

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