Apollon Musagete Pulcinella S
Label: Linn Records
Format: COMPACT DISC
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF EUROPE JANICZEK
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe performs Stravinsky’s Apollon musagete and Pulcinella Suite, repertoire that demands the fresh and energetic delivery for which the COE is renowned. The COE deliver the ‘wonderful freshness’ Stravinsky himself envisioned in Apollon musagete with their bright and spirited performance. The Guardian commented: “In Stravinsky’s Apollon musagete each and every player contributed to the distinctive, rich-toned sonority.” The Pulcinella Suite is a ballet based on some of Pergolesi’s most memorable music. The COE has recorded the more unusual 1949 ‘revised’ version of the 1922 concert suite which is in eight sections and performed without voices. The Independent commented: “Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite brimmed over with the energy and insight of first-rate musicians discovering every opportunity such sunny music offered them.” The COE recorded this album at eglise Maronite Notre-Dame-du-Liban, Paris, in November 2008. They performed this Stravinsky programme at Cite de la musique, Paris, Konzerthaus, Vienna and Philharmonie, Luxembourg to widespread critical acclaim.