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Agon - A Ballet Twelve Dancers /180Gr./Los Angeles Festival S.O. LP

I. Stravinsky

Release Date: 29 September 2017
Format: LP Vinyl

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I. Stravinsky Agon - A Ballet Twelve Dancers /180Gr./Los Angeles Festival S.O. Limited Vinyl LP

“Agon” is a ballet for twelve dancers, with music by Igor Stravinsky. It was recorded in June 1957, in Hollywood California with the Los Angeles Festival Symphony Orchestra. The composition’s long gestation period covers an interesting juncture in Stravinsky’s composing career, in which he moved from a diatonic musical language to one based on twelve-tone technique; the music of the ballet thus demonstrates a unique symbiosis of musical idioms. The ballet has no story, but consists of a series of dance movements in which various groups of dancers interact in pairs, trios, quartets, etc. A number of the movements are based on 17th-century French court dances – saraband, galliard and bransle. “Canticum Sacrum ad Honorem Sancti Marci Nominis” is a 17-minute choral- orchestral piece composed in 1955 by Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) in tribute “To the City of Venice, in praise of its Patron Saint, the Blessed Mark, Apostle.” The piece is compact and stylistically varied, ranging from established neoclassical modes to experimental new techniques.

Featured Tracks:
AGON - Ballet for Twelve Dancers
1. Pas de quatre
2. Double Pas de quatre
3. Triple Pas de quatre
4. Prélude
First Pas de trois
5. Saraband Step
6. Gaillarde
7. Coda
Second Pas de trois
8. Bransle simple
9. Bransle gay
10. Bransle double
11. Interlude
12. Pas de deux
13. Coda
14. Four Duos
15. Four Trios

CANTICUM SACRUM ad Honorem Sancti Marci Nominis
1. Dedicato
2. I. Euntes in mundum
3. II. Surge, aquilo
4. III. Ad Tres Virtutes Hortationes (Caritas, Spes, Fides)
5. IV. Jesus autem ait illi
6. V. Illi autem profecti
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