Stravinsky Edition: Riccardo Chailly
John Dobson, Astrid Varnay, Stafford Dean, Samuel Ramey, Sarah Walker, Cathryn Pope, Philip Langridge, London Sinfonietta Chorus, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly, Matthew Best
When he conducted music by Igor Stravinsky for the first time at the age of 15, Riccardo Chailly began a fascination that continues to this day Fascination that continues to this day. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the composer's death, he is presenting together renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, he presents his recordings of Igor Stravinsky in a collection With a total of 30 works on 10 CDs, Chailly creates a mix of orchestral and ballet pieces that are appear on the album in chronological order as to date of composition. Among the Highlights include recordings with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, chamber music works such as Dumbarton Oaks and Danses Concertantes, originally recorded for the Dischi Ricordi label and now and now appearing on CD for the first time, as well as the world exclusive recording of the rediscovered Chant funèbre, recorded with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra The artwork includes a portrait of the composer painted by British artist Steph Fonteyn, commissioned by Stravinsky's granddaughter Marie Stravinsky. Further exclusive insights are offered the 100-page booklet, which includes liner notes by author Stephen Walsh and an interview by the Gramophone Magazine editor-in-chief James Jolly with Riccardo Chailly.