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feat. Stravinsky, Rautavaara, Respighi, Vivaldi & Dvořák
Birdsong is the theme of our collection this week, and the ways in which countless composers over the centuries have worked to imitate it in their own man-made music.
Unusually for us it's an entirely orchestral menu (or bird table) this time, and one which covers a lot of historical and ground. We begin in the early twentieth century with Stravinsky's ‘Le Chant du Rossignol’, based on Hans Christian Anderson's fairytale The Nightingale. From there we nip to near the end of the twentieth century for Raatavaara's ‘Cantus arcticus’. Next comes Respighi's ‘The Birds’ of 1928, before we whoosh back to the early 1700s for Vivaldi's “The Goldfinch” flute concerto. Then we finish by way of late nineteenth century Czech colour, with Dvořák's ‘The Wood Dove’.
An introduction to Stravinsky — Le Chant du Rossignol
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Igor Fyodorovich StravinskyGerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony — 1986
An introduction to Rautavaara — Cantus arcticus op. 61
Cantus arcticus op. 61 Preview Only
Einojuhani RautavaaraOsmo Vänskä, Lahti Symphony Orchestra — 1992
An introduction to Respighi — Gli Uccelli
Gli Uccelli Preview Only
Ottorino RespighiSalvatore Di Vittorio, Chamber Orchestra of New York 'Ottorino Respighi' — 2013
An introduction to Vivaldi — Concerto in D major RV 90 »Il gardellino«
Concerto in D major RV 90 »Il gardellino« Preview Only
Antonio VivaldiMaurice Steger, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis — 2014
An introduction to Dvořák — Die Waldtaube op. 110 B. 198
Die Waldtaube op. 110 B. 198 Preview Only
Antonín DvořákYakov Kreizberg, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest — 2006