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Offline opaquer

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2017, 01:47:18 AM »
The late works have become an obsession lately, Requiem Canticles was already my favorite Stravinsky work (and one of my all time too) but The Flood, Threni, Movements for Piano & Orchestra, Canticum Sacrum have really been thrilling the heck out of me. I love the dense, yet disparate, yet rhythmic and contrapuntally perfectness of his "serial" pieces.


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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2017, 02:23:49 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:

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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #62 on: July 25, 2017, 02:57:56 AM »
Aye  8)
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Re: Top ten Stravinsky works?
« Reply #63 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 #64 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 #65 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 #66 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 #67 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 #68 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 #69 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 #70 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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