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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex: Pizzetti: Three Orchestral Preludes [Blu-ray Video]

Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex: Pizzetti: Three Orchestral Preludes [Blu-ray Video]

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Both Pizzetti and Stravinsky were drawn to the subject of Oedipus Rex, but in very different contexts. The 24-year-old Pizzetti was commissioned to write Three Orchestral Preludes for use in a theatrical production. He wrote with an austere sense of orchestral colour, devoid of impressionism that favours the vaguely archaic, with modal inflections. Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio was written in his neo-Classical style, with a central role for narrator. In a stark, stylised and formal setting, the use of Latin, and Stravinsky’s instruction for the leading characters to wear masks, add timeless, impersonal elements to a work that culminates in catharsis.
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    • Number of Discs: 1
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    • Label: Dynamic
    • UPC/Barcode: 8007144579814
    • Item Number: DYN-57981