JAKOV JAKOULOV (1958*): Carousel
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918) : 6 Épigraphes antiques
MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937) : Daphnis et Chloé
IGOR STRAWINSKY (1882-1971): Apollon Musagète
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As with his previous CD releases, in choosing his programme Konstantin Lifschitz is concerned not just to find an interesting idea linking the works, but also to bring out the impact of new aural versions. The title “Saisons russes” refers to the pioneering aesthetic and musical developments initiated by the famous impresario Sergei Diaghilev and the legendary performances given by his Ballets Russes company in Paris from 1910 onwards. Many other contemporary composers were also involved in this development, foremost among them Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky. The works by these three composers, presented together on this CD, are linked by their treatment of material based on myth and legend, and their use of new musical techniques.