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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.

FEATURED RECORDINGS
Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Stravinsky: Firebird, Petrushka • Suites Nos. 1 And 2 BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari Naxos ‎8.550263 4891030502635
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite; Borodin Polovstian Dances Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw Telarc CD-80039 089408003929
Stravinsky: Petrouchka & Franck Symphony Boston Symphony, Pierre Monteux RCA 09026 63303 2 090266330324
Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloë London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Pierre Monteux Decca 475 7525 028947575252
Debussy: Orchestral Music Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink Philips 438 742-2 028943874229
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen Deutsche Grammophon 0289 477 6198 3 028947761983
Strauss: Josephslegende, Der Rosenkavalier Suite Buffalo Philharmoic, JoAnn Falletta Naxos 8.572041 747313204175
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati Mercury Living Presence 432 753-3 028943275323

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Stravinsky: Dance of the Firebird BUY "BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari"; Rahbari, conductor
Naxos 8.550263
4:02pm
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite BUY ; Shaw, conductor
Telarc 80039
4:11pm
Stravinsky: Petrouchka: Scene I: The Shrovetide Fair: Russian Dance BUY ; Monteux, conductor
RCA 09026633032
4:14pm
London Symphony Orch and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Introduction Et Danse Religieuse BUY from Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé / Rapsodie espagnole / Pavane ~ Monteux
Decca 4757525
4:22pm
Debussy: Jeux: Poeme Danse BUY ; Haitink, conductor
Philips 438742-2
4:29pm
Stravinsky: Dance of the Firebird BUY "BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari"; Rahbari, conductor
Naxos 8.550263
4:31pm
Stravinsky: Introduction BUY ; Salonen, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 028947761983
4:34pm
Stravinski: The Harbingers of Spring, Dance of the Adolescents BUY ; Salonen, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 028947761983
4:37pm
Stravinski: Mock Abduction BUY ; Salonen, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 028947761983
4:40pm
Strauss: Josephs Legende, symphonic fragment from the ballet, o.Op. 148 (TrV 231a, AV 148) BUY ; Falletta, conductor
Naxos 8.572041
4:51pm
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite - night BUY London Symphony; Dorati, conductor
Decca / Mercury Living Presence 432753-3
4:57pm
Stravinsky: Dance of the Firebird BUY "BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari"; Rahbari, conductor
Naxos 8.550263

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