|Stravinsky. The Firebird, Les Noces. Various Artis|
Label: Praga Catalog: PRD 350057 Format: SACD HYBRID
Tokyo String Quartet, Musica Viva Pragensis, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Prague Radio Choir, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdenek Kosler (conductor), Christoph von DohnÃ¡nyi (conductor), Vaclav Neumann (conductor)
Composed by: STRAVINSKY, I.
The Firebird, Les Noces, L'Histoire du Soldat Suite, Three Pieces for string quartet, Concertino for string quartet, Shakespeare Songs
This specially priced two disc celebration of the music of Igor Stravinsky features historic stereo recordings made between 1970 to 1987, all remastered for SACD. It includes a wide array of works that demonstrate the breadth and depth of both the composer's skill and his curiosity. Ranging from the opulence of The Firebird to the sparse neo-classic L'Histoire du Soldat suite, the repertoire on this set provides the listener with a fascinating survey of Stravinsky's music from the teens and twenties. Performers include the Tokyo String Quartet, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players and the Czech Philharmonic led by Christoph von Dohnanyi.