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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

4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Stravinsky: Pulcinella - Mentre l�erbetta pasce lagnella BUY "Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, Simon Rattle "; Rattle, conductor "John Fryatt, tenor"
EMI Classics CDM 7 69204 2
4:02 p.m.
Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat BUY "New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein"; Bernstein, conductor
Sony MYK 44721
4:11 p.m.
Satie: Parade - Petite Fille Americaine BUY "Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel"; Abravanel, conductor
Vanguard 1612
4:13 p.m.
Satie: Parade - Rag-Time Du Paquebot BUY "Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel"; Abravanel, conductor
Vanguard 1612
4:15 p.m.
Respighi: La Boutique Fantastique - 1. Overture BUY "Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler"; Fiedler, conductor
RCA 902661847
4:20 p.m.
Respighi: La Boutique Fantastique - 8. Nocturne BUY "Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler"; Fiedler, conductor
RCA 902661847
4:24 p.m.
Respighi: La Boutique Fantastique - 9. Galop BUY "Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler"; Fiedler, conductor
RCA 902661847
4:30 p.m.
Respighi: La Boutique Fantastique - 1. Overture BUY "Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler"; Fiedler, conductor
RCA 902661847
4:31 p.m.
Stravinsky: Pulcinella - Mentre l�erbetta pasce lagnella BUY "Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, Simon Rattle "; Rattle, conductor "John Fryatt, tenor"
EMI Classics CDM 7 69204 2
4:41 p.m.
Stravinsky: Les Noces - Tableau II: Chez le Marie BUY "L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet"; Ansermet, conductor
Decca 4678182
4:44 p.m.
Milhaud: Le train bleu - VIII. Introduction BUY German Radio Philharmonic, Robert Reimer; Reimer, conductor
Hanssler Classics 93.296
4:46 p.m.
Poulenc: Poulenc - Les Biches Suite � Finale BUY "Odense Symphony Orchestra, Jan Wagner"; Wagner, conductor
Classico CLASSCD 239
4:50 p.m.
Prokofiev: Chout - Premier Entr�acte BUY "USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky"; Rozhdestvensky, conductor
Melodiya 1000909
4:52 p.m.
Sauguet: La chatte - IV. Danse de la chatte. BUY "German Radio Philharmonic, Robert Reimer"; Reimer, conductor
Hanssler Classics 93.296
4:55 p.m.
Prokofiev: Prodigal Son -The Dancers BUY "USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky"; Rozhdestvensky, conductor
Melodiya 1000909
4:58 p.m.
Stravinsky: Dance of the Firebird BUY "BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari"; Rahbari, conductor
Naxos 8.550263


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