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dc.contributor.other Igor Strawinsky es
dc.contributor.other Sir Georg Solti es
dc.contributor.other Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus es
dc.coverage.spatial Chicago, United States es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-29T06:00:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-29T06:00:35Z
dc.date.copyright 1999 es
dc.date.issued 2012-07-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1860
dc.description.abstract Igor Stravinsky completed his Symphony in Three Movements in 1945. The first movement was begun in April 1942, and the final work was completed a few months after the end of World War II. During this time the composer was engaged in contract negotiations to write film scores. Among the film moguls interested in commissioning Stravinsky was Louis B. Mayer, then president of MGM. Stravinsky had already written music before the projects were scrapped, and much of it found its way into Symphony in Three Movements. The outer movements involved wartime news footage, and the central movement was written for the appearance of the Virgin Mary in the film The Song of Bernadette, based on the Franz Werfel novel. To integrate the different groups of material, Stravinsky chose to feature the piano and harp in separate, concertante roles in the first two movements, and then combined them in the third movement in an extended fugal arrangement. The symphony is a great balancing act, weaving together disparate musical ideas. The outer movements are explosive, indicative of the film score style common to American war footage. Ironic artifice, a signature sound in his music, is particularly understated in this symphony. Likewise, the middle movement, originally intended for the Virgin apparition, is suitably wrought with veneration, though perhaps not to the extent that would have please the film's producers. Stravinsky was not the sort of composer who gushed excessively, if at all. His Symphonies of Wind Instruments was an elegy of Debussy's passing, a composer and friend of enormous importance to Stravinsky, but any lamentations in the work are under total control. It was not in his character to express his feelings musically, and in fact, felt that musical was incapable of "expressing" anything. That being the case, for him to depict Bernadette's shock and amazement at encountering the Mother of Christ would have sounded unnatural. The central movement is not rhapsodic or indicative of a human soul overwhelmed in the presence of a divine being. It is contemplative music, subtle and understated, and free of amazement. The outer movements are somewhat more successful in capturing the intended spirit of war footage. They feature tumultuous blasts of brass and driving rhythms but again the composer seems removed from the excitement and concern the music is supposed to convey, instead sounding rather bizarre and exotic. The focused intensity of a believer in either war or religion was too singular a nuance for Stravinsky to sustain for an entire film score. Ultimately, the result of this forgivable failing was an excellent and memorable symphony. © John Keillor, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents Symphony in Three Movements ; I Pulso negra = 160, II Andante (Interlude : L’istesso tempo), III Con moto-- Symphony in C ; I Moderato alla breve, II Larghetto concertante, III Allegretto, IV Largo (Tempo giusto alla breve)-- Symphony of Psalms ; I Pulso negra = 92, II Pulso corchea = 60, III Pulso negra = 48 & Pulso blanca = 80-- es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (72 min., 16 seg) : Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 42618576 es
dc.subject.lcsh Symphonies, Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with Orchestra es
dc.title Symphonies es
dc.title.alternative Symphony of Psalms in C in 3 Movements es
dc.title.alternative Sinfonías es
dc.title.alternative Sinfonía de los Salmos en C en 3 movimientos es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder The Decca Record Company Limited es
dc.identifier.classification 028945889825 es
dc.subject.cdu Str.03 es


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4. Symphony in C - I Moderato alla breve.mp3 9:42 13.30Mb Unknown mp3
5. Symphony in C - II Larghetto concertante.mp3 6:28 8.882Mb Unknown mp3
6. Symphony in C - III Allegretto.mp3 5:02 6.911Mb Unknown mp3
7. Symphony in ... mpo giusto alla breve).mp3 7:07 9.763Mb Unknown mp3
8. Symphony of Psalms - I Pulso de negra = 92.mp3 3:22 4.618Mb Unknown mp3
9. Symphony of Psalms - II Corcheas = 60.mp3 6:41 9.160Mb Unknown mp3
10. Symphony of ... 48 (Pulso blanca = 80).mp3 11:01 15.10Mb Unknown mp3
Symphony in Three Movements - Completo.wav 22:21 225.6Mb WAV audio wav
Symphony in C - Completo.wav 28:11 284.4Mb WAV audio wav
Symphony of Psalms - Completo.wav 20:57 211.5Mb WAV audio wav
1. Symphony in ... - I Pulso negra = 160.mp3 10:12 13.99Mb Unknown mp3
2 & 3. Symphony ... tempo) - III Con moto.mp3 12:12 16.73Mb Unknown mp3

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