• Joy of Music – Over 250 years of quality, innovation, and tradition
2-3 Tage
Product number: WER 67712
Edition: CD with 76-page booklet
Incl. Tax, Excl. Shipping
Title is available

Product Details


With “studio reihe neuer musik”, WERGO created a trademark of advanced contemporary music in the Sixties of the past century already. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, WERGO now releases these highlights of 20th-century music history in an excellent sound quality on CD for the first time.

“studio reihe” now continues with a work by Igor Stravinsky:

Stravinsky's last ballet composition “Agon. Ballet for Twelve Dancers” was written over a period of three years (1954–1957). During that time, he used various composition methods: As a result, modal and serial techniques are interwoven in a unique way.
Stravinsky evidently based the construction of his work on a French dance textbook from the mid-17th century. In addition, according to its formal structure, “Agon” is a suite which, in its outward semblance, also follows an example from the 17th century. The choreographic content of the piece is both timeless and lacking in substance: For Stravinsky composed his work without any thought of décor or scenery. No specific musical or choreographic intention was to be pursued; the visual performance was to be left entirely to the interpretation of the choreographer.

The recordings were originally published on LP in 1964 (WERGO, WER 50002). 


Agon. Ballet for Twelve Dancers (1954/57)


Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden / Hans Rosbaud: conductor

More Information

Ballet for Twelve Dancers
studio reihe
CD with 76-page booklet
27 ′19 ′′

Technical Details

Product number:
WER 67712
0,2 kg

More from this series

studio reihe

Since the Sixties, WERGO has created a trademark of advanced contemporary music spanning the last century. ʺstudio reiheʺ presents highlights of 20th-century music history: including some of the greatest works, performers and performances, all recorded in impressive sound quality.


Be the first to review this product.