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Apollon Musagète, a.o.

Nieuw Sinfoniette Amsterdam

Apollon Musagète, a.o.

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Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525507104
Catnr: GLO 5071
Release date: 19 August 2002
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Label
Globe
UPC
8711525507104
Catalogue number
GLO 5071
Release date
19 August 2002
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About the album

De meest geliefde en fantastische werken van Stravinsky
Drie van de meest fantastische en geliefde werken van Stravinksy op één album: de geweldige balletmuziek voor Apollon Musagète in de herziende versie uit 1947, die door de componist simpelweg Apollo werd genoemd, het Concert in Es, beter bekend als ‘Dumbarton Oaks’, naar het landgoed van de dame die Stravinsky de opdracht gaf het concert te componeren, en het immer populaire Concert voor strijkers in D groot, een van zijn meest toegankelijke werken.

Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, tegenwoordig bekend onder de naam Amsterdam Sinfonietta, en dirigent Lev Markiz zijn terecht beroemd om hun interpretaties van Stravinsky, en dit album toont aan waarom dat zo is. De ‘Appoloniaanse’ schoonheid van de muziek van Apollo, de enthousiaste en virtuoze uitvoering van ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ (waarvoor Stravinksy de Brandenburgse Concerten van Bach als voorbeeld nam), en de prikkelende uitvoering van het Concert voor strijkers zullen door elke luisteraar met evenveel enthousiasme ontvangen worden. Dit is een uitzonderlijk interessant album vol met muzikale schatten, gevangen in een glorieus klankbeeld.

Artist(s)

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Amsterdam Sinfonietta has occupied a unique position as the only professional string orchestra in the Netherlands for the past 25 years. Founded in 1988, with Lev Markiz as its first artistic director, the ensemble has performed throughout the world, touring Europe, China, the United States and Australia. It has appeared at major venues sich as the Barbican Hall in London, Cité de la Musique in Paris, the National Centre of Performing Arts in Beijing and the Berlin Konzerthaus. The ensemble comprises 22 string players who perform under the leadership of its concertmaster and artistic leader Candida Thompson. This approach to music- making without a conductor is what distinguishes the group from ‘regular’ chamber orchestras. It calls for an extremely intense degree...
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Amsterdam Sinfonietta has occupied a unique position as the only professional string orchestra in the Netherlands for the past 25 years. Founded in 1988, with Lev Markiz as its first artistic director, the ensemble has performed throughout the world, touring Europe, China, the United States and Australia. It has appeared at major venues sich as the Barbican Hall in London, Cité de la Musique in Paris, the National Centre of Performing Arts in Beijing and the Berlin Konzerthaus.
The ensemble comprises 22 string players who perform under the leadership of its concertmaster and artistic leader Candida Thompson. This approach to music- making without a conductor is what distinguishes the group from ‘regular’ chamber orchestras. It calls for an extremely intense degree of involvement from all the musicians. The repertoire covers a variety of styles, extending from the Baroque repertoire to contemporary works. Alongside performances of mainstream repertoire, the orchestra frequently champions unjustly neglected or new works. Amsterdam Sinfonietta has recently premièred compositions by David Matthews, Michel van der Aa, Kate Moore, Tigran Mansurian and Peteris Vasks. Leading composers such as Thomas Larcher, Rozalie Hirs and Sofia Gubaidulina are currently composing new works commissioned by Amsterdam Sinfonietta.
The ensemble has gained a reputation for creating highly innovative programmes; its trademark versatility recently earned it the prestigious classical music prize De Ovatie [The Ovation] in 2013. It frequently presents original and compelling combinations of works, initiates surprising collaborations and embraces groundbreaking concepts involving video art, dance or theatre. Amsterdam Sinfonietta has worked with a host of internationally renowned musicians, such as Sergei Khachatryan, Barbara Hannigan, Thomas Hampson, David Fray, Janine Jansen, Dejan Lazic, Steven Isselis, Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Nino Gvetadze, Christianne Stotijn, Bobby McFerrin and Wende Snijders.
Amsterdam Sinfonietta’s educational KleuterSinfonietta performances are enjoyed by thousands of young children in the Netherlands each year. It also organises the Sinfonietta Strijkersdagen [Sinfonietta String Players Days], giving young musicians the opportunity to participate in workshops and perform in public in specially formed string orchestras.
Within the past decade Amsterdam Sinfonietta has produced an impressive array of CDs under Candida Thompson’s leadership, in collaboration with the high-quality Channel Classics label. These include ‘The Mahler Album’ (2011), ‘Britten’ (2013) and ‘Shostakovich & Weinberg’ (2013). ‘The Argentinian Album’ was released in October 2014. Recently the orchestra has also recorded CDs for labels such as ECM, Sony Classical and Deutsche Grammophon.
During the last few seasons Amsterdam Sinfonietta has undertaken international tours with Sol Gabetta, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Martin Fröst. In early 2014 it joined forces with the American baritone Thomas Hampson, performing a unique song programme in twelve concert halls across Europe. Upcoming projects include a tour of Japan and concerts in the Benelux, Germany and Austria with the cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras.

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Composer(s)

Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.   Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913). The last of these transformed the way in which subsequent composers thought about rhythmic structure and was largely responsible for Stravinsky's enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary who pushed the boundaries of musical design. His 'Russian phase' which continued with works such as Renard, The Soldier's Tale and Les Noces, was followed...
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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.
Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913). The last of these transformed the way in which subsequent composers thought about rhythmic structure and was largely responsible for Stravinsky's enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary who pushed the boundaries of musical design. His "Russian phase" which continued with works such as Renard, The Soldier's Tale and Les Noces, was followed in the 1920s by a period in which he turned to neoclassical music. The works from this period tended to make use of traditional musical forms (concerto grosso, fugue and symphony), drawing on earlier styles, especially from the 18th century. This style was often referred to as Neoclassicism. In the 1950s, Stravinsky adopted serial procedures. His compositions of this period shared traits with examples of his earlier output: rhythmic energy, the construction of extended melodic ideas out of a few two- or three-note cells and clarity of form, and of instrumentation.

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01.
Apollon Musagète / Apollo: I. Naissance d'Apollon
04:53
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
02.
Apollon Musagète / Apollo: II. Variation d'Apollon
02:54
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Apollon Musagète / Apollo: III. Pas d'Action
05:35
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Apollon Musagète / Apollo: IV. Variation de Calliope
01:47
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Apollon Musagète / Apollo: V. Variation de Polymnie
01:23
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Apollon Musagète / Apollo: VI. Variation de Terpsichore
01:44
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Apollon Musagète / Apollo: VII. Variation d'Apollon
02:37
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Apollon Musagète / Apollo: VIII. Pas de Deux
05:13
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Apollon Musagète / Apollo: IX. Coda
03:27
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Apollon Musagète / Apollo: X. Apothéose
03:31
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Conserto in Eb for Chamber Orchestra and Dumbarton Oaks: I. Tempo giusto
04:43
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Conserto in Eb for Chamber Orchestra and Dumbarton Oaks: II. Allegretto
04:33
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Conserto in Eb for Chamber Orchestra and Dumbarton Oaks: III. Con moto
05:45
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Conserto in D for String Orchestra / Concerto en Ré: I. Vivace
06:12
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Conserto in D for String Orchestra / Concerto en Ré: II. Arioso
02:44
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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Conserto in D for String Orchestra / Concerto en Ré: III. Rondo
03:24
(Igor Stravinsky) Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
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