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Stravinsky: Complete music for piano & orchestra
Igor Stravinsky
Osborne, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Volkov

Stravinsky: Complete music for piano & orchestra

CD | Hyperion | 0034571178707 | CDA 67870 | 06-13

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Igor Stravinsky enjoyed a lifelong association with the piano. From his earliest childhood works to a few preliminary sketches for a piano sonata left incomplete at the time of his death in 1971, the composer was seldom far from the keyboard. His piano works often serve as harbingers for larger, more familiar compositions. One often sees new contrapuntal patterns, new textural outlays, and new harmonic combinations emerging in a piano work just before appearing in the larger symphonic and choral works. Stravinsky himself referred to the piano as the ‘fulcrum’ of his compositional discoveries. The simple truth is that, in comparison to some of the composer’s landmark compositions such as The Rite of Spring, Symphony of Psalms, and the Symphony in Three Movements, his piano literature (including the works on this recording) is too often unjustly neglected. Yet each piano work, while significant in itself, also opens new doors to understanding Stravinsky’s sustained compositional evolution.

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Das neueste Album des Gramophone-Award-Gewinnerteams mit Steven Osborne, dem BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra und Ilan Volkov.

Hier präsentieren sie Strawinskys vollständige Musik für Klavier und Orchester in einem einmalig kompletten Set, einschliesslich des Concertos in D für Streichorchester. Die fabelhafte rhythmische Brillanz dieser Musik passt hervorragend zur herausragenden Künstlerschaft dieser Interpreten. Volkovs Beherrschung des Strawinsky’schen neoklassischen Idioms wird einem sofort klar, wenn man sich die geradezu ekstatischen und enthusiastischen Kritiken seiner Aufnahmen mit Orchesterwerken dieses Komponisten vor Augen hält.

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