Composer Igor Stravinsky was a controversial figure during his lifetime. He was so innovative that it was difficult for some people in his audience to accept or comprehend his music.
Time has marched on, and Stravinsky’s music is much more accepted and enjoyed now. Here is a new recording for your consideration:
Vladimir Jurowski conducts Stravinsky
Petrushka (1911 version)
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
This recording features one of today’s most sought-after conductors, Vladimir Jurowski, who was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, with many of his recordings on the LPO Label being chosen for special mentions by BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine.
Igor Stravinsky was a musical master, and these three works performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski showcase his incredible versatility of style, and feature one of his most colorful and wide-ranging scores, Petrushka.
Stravinsky’s original version of Symphonies of Wind Instruments composed in 1920 is heard alongside his original Petrushka, a piece he descibed as ‘an austere ritual which is unfolded in terms of short litanies between different groups of homogeneous instruments’.
Classical elegance and restraint are brought into focus in the first new recording of Stravinsky’s Orpheus since 2009.
Here is Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky: