The third Catalog
Ballet gThe Firebirdh@Suite 1919
Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky
Fantasy Overture gRomeo and Julieth
Polonaise from Opera gEugen Oneginh
OrchestraFWarsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording placeFWarsaw Philharmonic Hall, Poland
Recording dateFFeb. 6-7 2013
used score : SCHOTT@rental score@iBallet
gThe Firebirdh Suite 1919j
@@@@@@@ Score of Warsaw Philharmonic igRomeo and Julieth, Polonaisej
recorded source F@Recorded by Mr. Teruo Murakami with the most up-to-date tool i1bit recorder of KORGj
Comment of Conductor
@I aimed to come up to composerfs intention as possible. That is a present standard recognition and I was conscious about former recording of Beethoven.
Ballet gThe Firebird / L'oiseau de Feuh@Suite 1919@iSCHOTT@rental scorej
The reason for adoption of 1919 ver.F
@At the recording this time, I adopted this 1919 ver. for the biggest reason that it contains all main music of ballet.
For the second reason, it unfolds along the outline of the story.
@Moreover, the formation is simple and I thought I can come up to composerfs intention well.
@There is a view that Stravinsky himself came to play 1945 version since certain period because royalty of 1919 version came to an end.
The alternation of score.F
@Connection part of music, especially part of (ej.F
[reason]@I referred to the performance by Stravinsky himself.
@@@@Some performances on gYou Tubeh@also seem to take such operation.
@Piano@part: I used celesta for the part ofiou Celestaj.
@FinalF@I added@@on 4-5 subsections for Va.
@[reason]@I referred to the performance by Stravinsky himself.
@@@@Some performances on gYou Tubeh also seem to take such operation.
@@@@Through this operation, variation from former –music Berceuse became clear.
Notice for performanceF
At the beginning, Pizz.
by C. Bass means heart tone of Kastchei and melody by
Arco means his breathing sound.
Tb. seems like snore of Kastchei, but means prince. He sneaks into the garden of Kastchei and ambushes the Firebird that flies to the magic apple tree there.
The last Hr. means cry of the Firebird.
There are sounds that show whizzing by glissando of stringsf harmonics on this 14th subsection. There is an effect beyond my expectation!
I caught the twitter! iFrom the beginning 1F58`2F07j
Ifm indistinct whether the composer intent or not, but the effect must be done as the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra has a forte for modern music playing.
It was the very best harvest of recording with this Orchestra.
-Q- Lfoiseau de feu et sa danse
-R Variation de Lfoiseau de feu
@@@@From the appearance of the Firebird to its capture by prince.
@@@@Very complicated ensemble is produced so brilliantly. Players show their ability.
des princesses (Khorovode)
From the dance of princesses in captivity that pick the magic apples to the beginning of love with one of them.
When the@ballet is choreographed by symphony, itfs regrettable that the beginning of love is postponed.
Here is a faint beating music.
infernale de roi Kastchei
This part is the greatest spectacle of this music. The performance is also quite thrilling.
Absolutely sleepy! (Itfs an impression of persons that heard this performance.j
Brand new large drum is used here. It is certainly large instrument that I canft reach by both hands. At last it is played as the sound of breaking of Kastcheifs egg. I want you to feel the naked sound at the hall indeed. It is just like pneumatic gun. It is so shocking.
Afterward choral by ensemble of brass appears at last. Actually the atmosphere of pray is performed well, but for my regret, the recording is like brass band.
The recording by Stravinsky himself with this Orchestra is saved. If the then score were left, I could refer his note on it. But I could not find.
However the performance this time shows inductive excellence of this Orchestra thoroughly. It was cultivated through their approach to modern music and it is their characteristic.
Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Fantasy Overture gRomeo and Julieth 1880
This version of
1880 is usually possessed in the library of every orchestra.
Introduction begins at the garden of Julietfs home. Hr. means shafts of moonlight appearing through the bark. After it becomes cloudy strings play pizz. as Romeofs steps.
When the moonlight shines, he stops and reminds the conflict between the young of both families in the day time.
Juliet appears at balcony and long for each other. Through a light love scene, the story makes movement.
The last ensemble by woodwinds means choral. And it ends in the regret form.
This is the repertory that the orchestra performs frequently. I had difficulty with removing their custom that remains partly
because I have a policy to be faithful to the score as possible. But I have a full realization that this orchestra is trained well. Above all, unison of strings goes very well. Fantastic!
@Not only the functional good point of this orchestra, but also deep emotion are great harvests that I could draw out, I think.
Polonaise (from opera gEugen Oneginh)
I heard about
polish dance polonaise. It is faster in Russia and elegant and slowly in
This time, the tempo goes polish.
By the way, father
of Tchaikovsky is a person of Poland. (A member of orchestra said.)
The members played this music for the first time. gBecause we are not the members of orchestra for opera!h someone said.
However, for it is famous music, they were highly motivated to play as this.
@I think it
is great that I could introduce the deep sound of Warsaw Philharmonic Hall
through this music this time.
I also think it is large harvest that functional high level performance of this orchestra could be recorded through gThe Firebirdh.
Moreover, Ifm glad that I could release their subconscious passion through gRomeo and Julieth and Polonaise.
@I want to thank the members of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Deputy Director Mr. Wojciech Nowak, Personal Manager Mr. Tadeusz Boniecki and Ms. Beata M. Kowalczyk as our interpreter.
And I deeply thank Mr. Andrzej Sasin and Ms. Aleksandra Nagórko from CD Accord that helped recording. http://www.cdaccord.com.pl/@
Especially, I thank Mr. Teruo Murakami that accompanied with me from Japan. Besides, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to people that support this project and Director of NKB Ms. Hiromi Kitagawa that takes charge of general finance, English translation and negotiation with Warsaw Philharmonic.
Conductor Noriaki Kitamura
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