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Igor Stravinsky

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The 5 Browns playing

on 5 Steinway pianos on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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The 5 Browns playing
on 5 Steinway pianos on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Whenever I see publicity pictures of them for some reason I think of the kids from Village Of The Damned.

I can't help it, I'm too distracted wondering if there's some plastic protection on the legs of the pianos to pay attention to the music. (From what I've read this wasn't "green screened.") Not the best environment for pianos, though hopefully they weren't outside during the heat of the day.

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Betch ya they're Mormons. The Osmond Five of the classical piano world.

I was more interested in the five piano arrangement of the Firebird. There are a lot of piano reductions of Stravinsky's music, mostly by the composer. Arrangements for two pianos are common, but five is unusual. It must sound pretty nice to be in a room and hear a performance...

Not the best environment for pianos, though hopefully they weren't outside during the heat of the day.

ditto.

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I'm going to pick up this box next friday, I'll be able to with coupons and discounts get it for $25 at Barnes&Noble. Is everything in mini LP sleeves in this box?

Yes, like this:

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I really like Stravinsky, but that's not a very good piece by him

(ebony concerto). I loved his haircut: I mean the way it was real thin,

and the way he combed it with a thick-tooth comb.

- Capt. Beefheart

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Yeah, this is Igor Stravinsky!

- Fletch

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Bargain of the Week.

I'm still listening to it. My only problem so far is it's missing Three Pieces for Clarinet.

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Highly recommended:

http://www2.broinc.com/search.php?row=0&am...p;submit=Search

The Apollo and the Oedipus have been released before (though with Cocteau's narration from a later Paris performance substituted for that of the German who was the actual narrator for this radio studio performance). Everything on disc two is previously unreleased (or so Music and Arts says). All excellent performances IMO, with just the right

"edge," in very clear, somewhat dry German radio studio sound. Haven't sat down and compared these to later Columbia recordings of the works, but I'd be surprised if these weren't preferable -- for one thing, they're real performances; for another, it's Rosbaud's Baden-Baden orchestra on all of disc two and the (I believe) similarly inclined and trained Cologne Radio Orchestra on side one. And Martha Modl as Jocasta!

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Just starting to get into Stravinsky while reading The Rest Is Noise. So far I've been spending some time with The Firebird Ballet (1910) and The Firebird Suite (1919) as well as Petrouchka. I have a Stokowski (sp?) Rite of Spring but it's not stellar by any stretch. I think I need to start raiding the Naxos.

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I like the full-length Firebird but it doesn't pack as much of a punch as the suite.

Stravinsky arranged a loner suite in the 1940s, presumably to extend the copyright. I've never heard it. It supposedly contains everything in the shorter suite with about 10 minutes of music added.

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Stravinsky and Varese.

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I didn't realize that Varese didn't have any hair -

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I didn't realize that Varese didn't have any hair -

How's that 37 CD anthology of musicians who won't return your calls coming along?

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well, I did find out the reason they weren't calling - seems they're dead -

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I was listening to this on the road last night, more Igor in the same style (folk music thematic material) as the Rite of Spring and Petrouska:

LesNocesandRussianVillageWeddingSongs.jpg Igor Stravinsky - Les Noces and Russian Village Wedding Songs

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Igor Stravinsky - A Reluctant Farewell (April 7, 1971)

Tribute to late Russian-American giant features rendition of entire "Firebird" ballet as played on piano by Stravinsky. Also on the program is the Duo Concertant for violin and piano, Norwegian Moods, and Le sacre du printemps. Broadcast one day after Stravinsky's death.

listen here.

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Igor Stravinsky - A Reluctant Farewell (April 7, 1971)

Tribute to late Russian-American giant features rendition of entire "Firebird" ballet as played on piano by Stravinsky. Also on the program is the Duo Concertant for violin and piano, Norwegian Moods, and Le sacre du printemps. Broadcast one day after Stravinsky's death.

listen here.

Thanks for this. Excellent stuff.

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