史特拉汶斯基(Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971)在二十世纪音乐史上，佔有举足轻重的地位，可说是二十世纪初期音乐风潮的领导者及眾所瞩目的焦点。本篇论文所探讨的主题为其新古典主义时期之管弦乐作品《嬉游曲》，此部作品是由其1929年的芭蕾舞剧作品《仙子之吻》改编而成，为伊达鲁宾斯坦芭蕾舞团的委託创作。此作品许多音乐主题来自柴高夫斯基的钢琴及声乐作品，并题献给柴高夫斯基。全曲分为四个乐章：第一乐章 交响曲风；第二乐章 瑞士舞曲；第三乐章 詼谐曲；第四乐章 双人舞。。
谢尔盖．浦罗柯菲夫(Sergei Prokofiev, 1891-1953)
学者柯比(Frank Eugene Kirby)说：浦罗柯菲夫是相当出色的音乐家，并不是因为他使用了奏鸣曲式，他跳脱了曲式上所付与的局限，以及浪漫乐派的情感表现，并将自己的音乐语汇置入。
笔者第一次接触浦罗柯菲夫的钢琴作品时，深深被其特别的音响所吸引，旋律线条充满了浦罗柯菲夫独特的个人色彩；其钢琴作品是音乐会常演出的曲目，学者银森(Maurice Hinson)指出： 浦罗柯菲夫的九首奏鸣曲及大约一百多首的个性小品是二十世纪钢琴音乐的最珍贵的献礼。
Performer: Viktoria Mullova, Bruno Canino
Composer: Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev
Audio CD (May 16, 1990)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Philips / Polygram Records
James Luca "sicilianlobster" (Houston, Texas United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Viktoria Mullova - Stravinsky: Divertimento; Ravel: Violin Sonata in G; Profokiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D (Audio CD)
Let me start off by saying this is a very special CD. Unfortunately, it is also out of print. But, every once in a while a used copy pops up. I really enjoy the three works presented here.
The first is Stravinsky's Divertimento, transcription for violin & piano by Stravinsky & Samuel Dushkin (after Tchaikovsky's The Fairy's Kiss). This is a really nice piece. Viktoria Mullova and Bruno Canino do a nice job with it.
The second piece is Maurice Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Piano. Once again this is a very nice performance of the Sonata. I probably enjoy the Grumiaux and Kyung Wha Chung versions a little more, but this is still a nice version to have.
The third piece, and the crowning jewel of this CD is Serge Prokofiev's Sonata in D Major, Op.94a for Violin and Piano (Also known as Violin Sonata No.2). It was originally written for flute and piano. David Oistrakh (who was the dedicatee of Prokofiev's first Violin Sonata) liked it so much, he asked Prokofiev to transcribe it for violin, which he did. And, we are all better off because of it. This is one of my favorite violin sonatas, and I have many versions of it. I have Oistrakh, Mintz, and Perlman playing this piece as well. Of course I enjoy the Oistrakh version, but I love this Mullova version a little more. Her playing is nothing short of spectacular. The playing is very tight, and articulated. It has a very athletic quality about it. Yet, her phrasing is very expressive, without scratching the bow as in the Mintz version. Mullova and Canino have a great chemistry between them, and it really shows on this Sonata. I think this is a much more successful collaboration than the recording of the first Prokofiev Violin Sonata Mullova recorded with Piotr Anderszewski.
Also, I have to commend the engineers at Philips (Fiona Gale and Hein Dekker) for the great job they did in recording and balancing these performances. The mikes are perfect. The piano has a rich full sound, as well as the violin. They are balanced equally with each other, and the sound is very warm. One of the best recordings of a violin and piano on disc. It should be used as a reference for recording engineers. Mintz' recording on DG (great performances that are also unfortunately out of print) suffers a little bit with having the piano miked too closely, with his violin sounding a little thin in comparison, allowing the piano to drown him out during the forte passages.
This CD is a must for any Viktoria Mullova fan. Anyone who enjoys the Prokofiev Violin Sonata No.2, should also look into finding a copy of this CD. Hopefully, Universal will find a way to reissue this performance.
Viktoria Mullova (Photo: Mike Evans)
Stravinsky – Divertimento (arr. Stravinsky & Dushkin)
02. Danses suisses
04. Pas de deux (Adagio-Variation-Coda)
Ravel – Sonata for Violin & Piano
06. Blues (Moderato)
07. Perpetuum mobile (Allegro)
Prokofiev – Sonata D-dur, Op. 94 for Violin & Piano
09. Scherzo (Presto)
11. Allegro con brio