Stravinsky: Apollon musagète & Pulcinella Suite

 
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Stravinsky: Apollon musagète & Pulcinella Suite
Alexander Janiczek, Chamber Orchestra of Europe

[ Linn Records / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 12 July 2019

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The Chamber Orchestra of Europe performs Stravinsky's Apollon musagète and Pulcinella Suite, repertoire that demands the fresh and energetic delivery for which the COE is renowned. The COE deliver the 'wonderful freshness' Stravinsky himself envisioned in Apollon musagète with their bright and spirited performance. The Guardian commented: "In Stravinsky's Apollon musagète each and every player contributed to the distinctive, rich-toned sonority." The Pulcinella Suite is a ballet based on some of Pergolesi's most memorable music. The COE has recorded the more unusual 1949 'revised' version of the 1922 concert suite which is in eight sections and performed without voices. The Independent commented: "Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite brimmed over with the energy and insight of first-rate musicians discovering every opportunity such sunny music offered them." The COE recorded this album at Église Maronite Notre-Dame-du-Liban, Paris, in November 2008. They performed this Stravinsky programme at Cité de la musique, Paris, Konzerthaus, Vienna and Philharmonie, Luxembourg to widespread critical acclaim.

Tracks:

1 Apollon musagète: I. Naissance d'Apollon
2 Apollon musagète: II. Variation d'Apollon
3 Apollon musagète: III. Pas d'action
4 Apollon musagète: IV. Variation de Calliope
5 Apollon musagète: V. Variation de Polymnie
6 Apollon musagète: VI. Variation de Terpsichore
7 Apollon musagète: VII. Variation d'Apollon
8 Apollon musagète: VIII. Pas de deux
9 Apollon musagète: IX. Coda (Apollon et les Muses)
10 Apollon musagète: X. Apothéose
11 Pulcinella Suite: I. Sinfonia
12 Pulcinella Suite: II. Serenata
13 Pulcinella Suite: IIIa. Scherzino
14 Pulcinella Suite: IIIb. Allegro
15 Pulcinella Suite: IIIc. Andantino
16 Pulcinella Suite: IV. Tarantella
17 Pulcinella Suite: V. Toccata
18 Pulcinella Suite: VI. Gavotta
19 Pulcinella Suite: VII. Vivo
20 Pulcinella Suite: VIIIa. Menuetto
21 Pulcinella Suite: VIIIb. Finale