4 Aug 2013

The Unknown Stravinsky

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 4 August 2013
Igor Stravinsky by Hilda Wiener

Igor Stravinsky by Hilda Wiener Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons


At the time of the centenary celebrations surrounding Stravinsky's most famous work, The Rite of Spring, we turned to a complementary theme: The Unknown Works of Stravinsky.

With New Zealand musicologist Robin Maconie, author of 'Experiencing Stravinsky: A Listener's Companion' (2013), we dinto the nooks and crannies of Stravinsky's creative output across all phases of his composing life.

It's through these works we listen with fresh ears to the tactile sound world of Stravinsky, whose music is, in his words, "designed for small children and animals"

Music Details

TRAD: Kpmonka – [musical box] (Arion 60406)
DEBUSSY: Clair de lune – George Copland [1915 piano roll] (Nimbus NI8807)
STRAVINSKY: Fireworks – Columbia SO/Stravinsky (Sony 88697103112-01)
STRAVINSKY: Concertino for string quartet – Ensemble Intercontemporain (DG4778802)
STRAVINSKY: Octet for Wind Instruments – Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Brilliant 9089)
STRAVINSKY: Oedipus Rex – Chorus and Orchestra of the Opera Society of Washington D.C./Stravinsky (Sony 88697103112-18)
STRAVINSKY: Symphony in C, I – CBC SO/Stravinsky (Sony 886970103112-09)
STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements – CBC SO/Stravinsky (Sony 886970103112-09)
STRAVINSKY: Symphonic Variations Aldous Huxley in Memoriam – Columbia SO/Craft (Sony 886970103112-22)
STRAVINSKY: Ode, I – Cleveland Orch/Stravinsky (Sony 88697013112-19)
STRAVINSKY: Symphonies of Wind Instruments –Netherlands Wind Ensemble/Edo de Waart (Philips 442 584-2)
STRAVINSKY: Symphony of Psalms, I –Festival Singers of Toronto dir. Elmer Iseler; CBC SO/Stravinsky (Sony 886970103112-09)
STRAVINSKY: Valse pour les enfants – Philharmonia Orchestra/Craft (Music Masters 01612-67177-2)
STRAVINSKY: Suite No. 2 “Waltz” – Orpheus Ensemble (Brilliant 9089)
STRAVINSKY: Pribaoutki – Catherine Ciesinski, Members of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s/Craft (Sony 886970103112-09)
STRAVINSKY: Firebird – Columbia SO/Stravinsky (Sony 886970103112-01)
STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (Cat and Mouse) – Columbia SO/Stravinsky (Sony 886970103112-02)
STRAVINSKY: “The Flood”, Building of the Ark – Columbia SO/Craft (Sony 886970103112-18)
STRAVINSKY: 3 pieces for clarinet solo, III – Alain Damiéns (cl) (DG 80289 477 8802)
STRAVINSKY: Canon on a Russian Popular Tune – Philharmonia Orchestra/Craft (Music Masters 01612-67177-2)