Stravinsky - Pulcinella; Busoni - Arlecchino (DVD) | Fabula Classica DVDFAB604

Stravinsky - Pulcinella; Busoni - Arlecchino (DVD)

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Label: Fabula Classica

Cat No: DVDFAB604

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 28th October 2016

Contents

Artists

Alessandro Riga
Sabina Willeit
Maurizio Lo Piccolo
Marco Alemanno
Luciano Cannito
Marco Alemanno
Lucio Dalla
Filippo Adami
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Conductor

David Agler

Works

Busoni, Ferruccio

Arlecchino oder Die Fenster, op.50

Stravinsky, Igor

Pulcinella

Artists

Alessandro Riga
Sabina Willeit
Maurizio Lo Piccolo
Marco Alemanno
Luciano Cannito
Marco Alemanno
Lucio Dalla
Filippo Adami
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Conductor

David Agler

About

Pulcinella was an important turning point in Stravinsky's career, for it led him into the so-called “neo-classical” style which was to dominate his output for the next several decades. Unlike his earlier ballets, which were characterized by huge orchestras, and innovative hythms, Pulcinella is relatively simple and sparse, scored for 33 chamber players and three vocal soloists, and sticking mostly to time signatures that had been used two centuries earlier. But even though Stravinsky used Pergolesi's melodies and bass lines with little change, he managed to put his own unmistakable stamp on the ballet through his use of modern harmonies and occasional rhythmic modifications.

Arlecchino (Harlequin) is a one-act opera with spoken dialogue by Ferruccio Busoni, with a libretto in German, composed in 1913. He completed the music for the opera while living in Zurich in 1916. It is an opera written in neo-classical style and includes ironic allusions to operatic conventions and situations typical of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It even includes a parody of a duel.

Stage direction: Lucio Dalla

Recording: Bologna, Italy, Teatro Comunale, May 13, 2007
DVD1 playing time: 46 mins
DVD2 playing time: 67 mins
NTSC All Region; Dolby Digital; Color; Format 16:9
Languages: Italian with English subtitles

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