Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky - Petrushka / Le Sacre du Printemps (Label: Sony)
Igor Stravinsky ~ Conductor
Columbia Orchestra ~ Orchestra

One of the few reasons that draw me to this CD even before listening to it is the fact that, it is precisely the exact way the composer meant it to be heard.

 


The Rite of Spring
(Le Sacre du Printemps)


Igor Stravinsky
1882 - 1971
  

 

It is a taste of Stravinsky’s own interpretation of his own work, being powerful and passionate in his very own way.

Under the baton of the composer himself, the music to this ballet is ferocious and complex, yet amazingly subtle. It has that drowning power and intensity, and the resonance that reach deep down to its listener. The mysterious signature opening stands out charmingly like no other.

The sound quality of the recording may not be entirely excellent, but one would give credit considering the fact that they were recorded in the 60s.

Petroushka, the other important work of Stravinsky from the same CD, is
a sparkling dance work of four scenes played with much vigour and precision, especially the rhythm.

There may be other hundreds of keepsake copies of the “Rite of Spring” in your CD collection, but this is the one CD you should not miss.

Sample music from youtube


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~Written by Boon Sin Ler