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Saturday, May 21, 2016 Permalink

The Diaghilev Connection 2

Sergei Diaghilev in a portrait by Valentin Serov, 1904

 

He had gained fame by commissioning Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe and Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Petrouchka, and The Rite of Spring. And by the outbreak of World War I, Sergei Diaghilev’s talent for cultivating and nurturing great artists in music, visual art and dance had made him the undisputed center of the ballet world.

But the war saw his Ballets Russes scattered to the four corners of the globe, while infighting and professional rivalries began taking their toll, as well.

In the next hour, how Diaghilev emerged triumphant to inspire and commission a decade of important music from de Falla, Satie, Respighi, Milhaud, Poulenc, Prokofiev—and two more from Stravinsky.

 

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Stravinsky: Pulcinella - Mentre l�erbetta pasce lagnella BUY "Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, Simon Rattle "; Rattle, conductor "John Fryatt, tenor"
EMI Classics CDM 7 69204 2
4:02pm
Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat BUY "New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein"; Bernstein, conductor
Sony MYK 44721
4:11pm
Satie: Parade - Petite Fille Americaine BUY "Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel"; Abravanel, conductor
Vanguard 1612
4:13pm
Satie: Parade - Rag-Time Du Paquebot BUY "Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel"; Abravanel, conductor
Vanguard 1612
4:15pm
Respighi: La Boutique Fantastique - 1. Overture BUY "Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler"; Fiedler, conductor
RCA 09026-61847-2
4:20pm
Respighi: La Boutique Fantastique - 8. Nocturne BUY "Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler"; Fiedler, conductor
RCA 09026-61847-2
4:24pm
Respighi: La Boutique Fantastique - 9. Galop BUY "Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler"; Fiedler, conductor
RCA 09026-61847-2
4:30pm
Respighi: La Boutique Fantastique - 1. Overture BUY "Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler"; Fiedler, conductor
RCA 09026-61847-2
4:31pm
Stravinsky: Pulcinella - Mentre l�erbetta pasce lagnella BUY "Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, Simon Rattle "; Rattle, conductor "John Fryatt, tenor"
EMI Classics CDM 7 69204 2
4:41pm
Stravinsky: Les Noces - Tableau II: Chez le Marie BUY "L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet"; Ansermet, conductor
Decca 4678182
4:44pm
Milhaud: Le train bleu - VIII. Introduction BUY "German Radio Philharmonic, Robert Reimer"; Reimer, conductor
Hanssler Classics 93.296
4:46pm
Poulenc: Poulenc - Les Biches Suite � Finale BUY "Odense Symphony Orchestra, Jan Wagner"; Wagner, conductor
Classico CLASSCD 239
4:50pm
Prokofiev: Chout - Premier Entr�acte BUY "USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky"; Rozhdestvensky, conductor
Melodiya 1000909
4:52pm
Sauguet: La chatte - IV. Danse de la chatte. BUY "German Radio Philharmonic, Robert Reimer"; Reimer, conductor
Hanssler Classics 93.296
4:55pm
Prokofiev: Prodigal Son -The Dancers BUY "USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky"; Rozhdestvensky, conductor
Melodiya 1000909
4:58pm
Stravinsky: Dance of the Firebird BUY "BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari"; Rahbari, conductor
Naxos 8.550263

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