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Stravinsky – Oedipus Rex, Apollon Musagète, Symphonies d’Instruments à Vent (FLAC)

Stravinsky - Oedipus Rex, Apollon Musagète, Symphonies d'Instruments à Vent (FLAC)

Stravinsky – Oedipus Rex, Apollon Musagète, Symphonies d’Instruments à Vent (FLAC)

Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Peter Pears, Martha Mödl, Heinz Rehfuß, Otto von Rohr, Helmut Krebs, Werner Hessenland
Orchestra: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Igor Stravinsky
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Acanta
Release: 2013
Size: 503 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

CD 01
Apollon musagète
01. Tableau I: Prologue: The Birth of Apollo
02. Tableau II: Apollo’s Variation
03. Tableau II: Pas d’action: Apollo and the Muses
04. Tableau II: Variation of Calliope
05. Tableau II: Variation of Polymnia
06. Tableau II: Variation of Terpsichore
07. Tableau II: Variation of Apollo
08. Tableau II: Pas de deux: Apollo and Terpsichore
09. Tableau II: Coda: Apollo and the Muses
10. Tableau II: Apotheosis: Apollo and the Muses

11. Symphonies of Wind Instruments

CD 02
Oedipus Rex
01. Prologue
02. Act I: Caedit nos pestis (Chorus, Oedipus)
03. Act I: Sehen Sie dort, Kreon (Speaker)
04. Act I: Respondit deus (Kreon, Oedipus)
05. Act I: Oedipus befragt den Quell der Wahrheit (Speaker)
06. Act I: Delie, expectamus Minerva (Chorus, Tiresias, Oedipus)
07. Act I: Gloria, gloria, gloria! (Chorus)
08. Act II: Der Streit der Fursten ruft Jocaste herbei (Speaker)
09. Aria: Non erubescite, reges (Jocaste, Chorus, Oedipus)
10. Act II: Der einzige Zeuge der Mordtat (Speaker)
11. Act II: Adest omniscius (Messenger, Chorus, Hirte, Oedipus)
12. Act II: Horen Sie den beruhmten Monolog (Speaker)
13. Act II: Divum jocastae caput mortuum (Messenger, Chorus)

This recording of three of Stravinsky’s major works of the period was made in 1951 at the new radio station in Cologne, and features the composer himself conducting the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra in performances of Apollon Musagète, the Symphonies of Wind Instruments, and Oedipus Rex. The soloists in Oedipus Rex included Peter Pears and Martha Mödl. On October 8 1951 the newly built state-of-the-art complex “Funkhaus” at Wallraffplatz in Cologne put on a very special concert. No less a figure than Igor Stravinsky was called in as the godfather of the new “great broadcasting hall”. The programme performed consisted of three of Stravinsky’s recent works, “Apollon musagète”, “Oedipus-Rex” and, as a German debut, the “Symphonies of Wind Instruments”. The Radio Orchestra was conducted by the composer himself, and the soloists in Oedipus Rex were Peter Pears, Martha Mödl, Heinz Rehfuss, Otto von Rohr, and Helmut Krebs. The narrator was Werner Hessenland and chorus was an augmented version of the male voice choir of the NWDR.

The recordings on this album were made in the studio on the day before the concert.

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