STRAVINSKY: COMPLETE MUSIC FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA

Fri, Jun 14, 2013, 00:00

   
 

Album:
Stravinsky Complete Music for Piano and Orchestra

Artist:
Steven Osborne, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov, Igor Stravinsky

Label:
Hyperion

Genre:
Classical

STRAVINSKY: COMPLETE MUSIC FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA
Steven Osborne (Piano), BBC Scottish SO/Ilan Volkov
Hyperion CDA 67870 HHHH The Soviet Union’s stance on the Berne Convention made it difficult in the 1920s for Stravinsky to collect royalties on his most successful works. Writing music for himself to play brought performance fees as well as royalties. The Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments (1923-4) has a highly-stylised, dryish, neo-classical exuberance. The Capriccio (1928-9) lets formality slip by shifting in and out of popular idioms with beguiling, will-o’-the-wisp-like freedom. The much-later Movements (1958-9) are from the chameleon-like composer’s serial phase. Steven Osborne’s agreeable performances are coupled with the Concerto in D for Strings, an arrangement of the Song of the Volga Boatmen, and the Canon (on a Russian Popular Tune) of 1965. hyperion-records.co.uk