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Saturday, May 14, 2016 Permalink

The Diaghilev Connection 1

Sergei Diaghilev in a portrait by Valentin Serov, 1904

 

He was a tastemaker, a hustler—and a genius. The spirit of musical innovation and artistic collaboration he nurtured—and his mandate, "Astound me!"—made him the undisputed center of the dance world from 1910 to 1929.

And the musical world. For thanks to him we have Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe, de Falla's The Three Cornered Hat, Satie's Parade, Respighi's The Magic Toyshop, and the Stravinsky triple-crown, The Firebird, Petrouchka, and The Rite of Spring.

In this hour, a salute to the legendary ballet impresario, Sergei Diaghilev.

Playlist

4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Stravinsky: Dance of the Firebird BUY "BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari"; Rahbari, conductor
Naxos 8.550263
4:02 p.m.
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite BUY ; Shaw, conductor
Telarc 80039
4:11 p.m.
Stravinsky: Petrouchka: Scene I: The Shrovetide Fair: Russian Dance BUY ; Monteux, conductor
RCA 09026633032
4:14 p.m.
London Symphony Orch and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden BUY from Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé / Rapsodie espagnole / Pavane ~ Monteux
Decca 4757525
4:22 p.m.
Debussy: Jeux: Poeme Danse BUY ; Haitink, conductor
Philips Classics 438 742-2
4:29 p.m.
Stravinsky: Dance of the Firebird BUY "BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari"; Rahbari, conductor
Naxos 8.550263
4:31 p.m.
Stravinsky: Introduction BUY ; Salonen, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 028947761983
4:34 p.m.
Stravinski: The Harbingers of Spring, Dance of the Adolescents BUY ; Salonen, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 028947761983
4:37 p.m.
Stravinski: Mock Abduction BUY ; Salonen, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 028947761983
4:40 p.m.
Strauss: Josephs Legende, symphonic fragment from the ballet, o.Op. 148 (TrV 231a, AV 148) BUY ; Falletta, conductor
Naxos 8.572041
4:51 p.m.
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite - night BUY London Symphony; Dorati, conductor
Decca / Mercury Living Presence 432753-3
4:57 p.m.
Stravinsky: Dance of the Firebird BUY "BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari"; Rahbari, conductor
Naxos 8.550263


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