Exploring Igor Stravinsky's Three Pieces for solo clarinet with Stuart King
Exploring Masterworks for Clarinet with Stuart King
Exiled in Switzerland and trying to scrape a living for himself whilst the Great War raged across Europe, Stravinsky wrote the iconic Soldier's Tale. This travelling theatre piece was a huge shift in scale for a composer used to penning works for the grandest ballet company of the time, Les Ballet Russes, in Paris. The Russian folktale of a soldier encountering the devil who tries to trick him into gambling away his precious violin served as an apt moral commentary on the time. The Soldier's Tale was only made possibly through the generous patronage of Weiner Reinhard to whom clarinetists owe a debt of thanks as the Three Pieces for solo clarinet were dedicated to Reinhard in recognition of his considerable financial support in the project. These short character pieces are brilliantly concise and evocative, skilfully capturing the essence of the composer at this moment of tumultuous change. They simultaneously look back to his Punch and Judy ballet Petrouchka and forward to his obsession with jazz and ragtime, that was sweeping Western Europe in the war years. Join me as I share my passion and incite into these wonderful diamonds of the early 20 Century canon.
Bebop saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955) admired the music of Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) and incorporated some of Stravinsky’s music into his jazz solos. Stravinsky respected the music of Charlie Parker, too.Photo: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/Portrait_of_Charlie_Parker_in_1947.jpgAttribution: William P. Gottlieb / Public domain
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A Sagração da Primavera, do compositor erudito russo Igor Stravinsky, subverte a estética musical do século XX, dando origem ao Modernismo. A célebre apresentação de estreia teve até quebra pau em Paris. Confira essa história neste primeiro capitulo da segunda temporada da Conversa de Câmara, com Aroldo Glomb e Eduardo.
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Shaun Rimkunas, your co-host, in this deep dive talks about the influential works of Igor Stravinsky and why he left such a large legacy in classical music. Here is the link to the playlist with the songs we discussed: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/79GjEYmTa2CbVDKRHGaNDL?si=-NrwmRYUQzWAqUlTRCwKuQ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/musicspeaks-podcast/support
Der junge Violinist David Nebel präsentiert sich erstmals als Solist auf einer CD. Seinen "Einstand" gibt er mit Violinkonzerten von Igor Strawinsky und Philip Glass. Nebel schraubt sich in schwindelerregende Höhen, jagt mit harschen, berstenden Doppelgriffen durch Glass‘ Western artigen Finalsatz und windet sich bei Strawinsky schließlich durch die monströsen Lagenwechsel.
Donald Macleod surveys the life and music of Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky.In this week’s episode, Donald explores the composer who is said, in his music, to have ushered in the 20th century: Igor Stravinsky. His name is probably still most associated with the utterly extraordinary, revolutionary evening that prompted that accolade – the premiere of The Rite of Spring in Paris on the 29th of May 1913. We’ll hear about his pivotal relationships with fellow musician Rimsky-Korsakov, his assistant Robert Craft and the impresario Sergei Diaghilev. Plus, Donald delves into some of the most formative periods in Stravinsky’s life: his creative move towards neo-classicism, the death of his wife, his lonely exile to the USA, and his experiments with serialist methods.Music featured:Rite of SpringScherzo in G minorPastorale Four Etudes, Op 7, Nos 3 and 4Symphony in E flat major (1st and 2nd movements)Faun and ShepherdessScherzo FantastiqueFireworks The Firebird SuiteThree Movements from PetrushkaPulcinella (Overture)Mavra: Russian Song (arr for cello & piano)Octet (2nd movement)Symphony of PsalmsConcerto in E flat major 'Dumbarton Oaks'TangoEbony Concerto (1st and 2nd movements)Scherzo a la RusseSymphony in Three MovementsRake's Progress: Act I Scene 3 (excerpt)Mass (Kyrie, Gloria)In Memoriam Dylan ThomasMovements for Piano and OrchestraAgon: Act IVThe dove descending breaks the airCanticum SacrumPresented by Donald MacleodProduced by Martin Williams for BBC WalesFor full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Igor Stravinsky https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004y0p And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z