Stravinsky Conducts Le Sacre du Printemps

Stravinsky Conducts Le Sacre du Printemps

by Igor Stravinsky
     
 
To celebrate the centennial of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ground-breaking ballet, "Le Sacre du printemps," Sony reissued several historic recordings in 2013, perhaps most notably the performances the composer conducted with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York (later the

Overview

To celebrate the centennial of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ground-breaking ballet, "Le Sacre du printemps," Sony reissued several historic recordings in 2013, perhaps most notably the performances the composer conducted with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York (later the New York Philharmonic) in 1940, and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra in 1960. This deluxe package presents those analog recordings in digital remasterings, along with the suite from "The Firebird," which Stravinsky recorded in 1967 with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra. The hardcover book that houses the two CDs gives track listings and Stravinsky's original jacket notes for the 1961 LP release, in English, German, and French. This essay, along with a few photographs of the recording sessions, is rather slim material for the thickness of the package, and anyone who already possesses Sony's "Le Sacre du printemps" box set, released earlier in 2013 (which offers both of Stravinsky's Columbia recordings, along with reissues of legendary performances by Leopold Stokowski, Pierre Monteux, Eugene Ormandy, Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez, Leonard Bernstein, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Michael Tilson Thomas), already owns everything this glorified twofer has to offer. Still, this is an affordable presentation of two essential recordings that belong in any serious collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2013
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0887654426925
catalogNumber:
544269
Rank:
68014

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra

    1. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Introduction  (02:57)
    2. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls  (03:03)
    3. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction  (01:17)
    4. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds  (03:05)
    5. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes  (01:59)
    6. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage  (00:43)
    7. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. The Sage  (00:25)
    8. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth  (01:14)
    9. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Introduction  (03:41)
    10. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls  (02:51)
    11. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One  (01:36)
    12. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors  (00:42)
    13. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors  (03:19)
    14. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)  (04:43)
  2. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet suite for orchestra

    1. Introduction  (02:50)
    2. Prelude and Dance of the Firebird  (00:17)
    3. Variations (Firebird)  (01:21)
    4. Pantomime 1  (00:26)
    5. Pas de deux - Firebird and Ivan Tsarevich  (04:20)
    6. Pantomime 2  (00:22)
    7. Scherzo - Dance of the Princesses  (02:31)
    8. Pantomime 3  (01:01)
    9. Rondo (Khorovod)  (04:12)
    10. Infernal Dance  (04:34)
    11. Lullaby (Firebird)  (03:53)
    12. Final Hymn  (03:22)

Disc 2

  1. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra

    1. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Introduction  (02:52)
    2. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls  (03:12)
    3. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction  (01:17)
    4. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds  (03:02)
    5. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes  (01:47)
    6. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage  (00:35)
    7. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. The Sage  (00:20)
    8. Part 1: Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth  (01:10)
    9. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Introduction  (03:54)
    10. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls  (02:53)
    11. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One  (01:37)
    12. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors  (00:46)
    13. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors  (02:59)
    14. Part 2: The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)  (04:24)
  2. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet suite for orchestra

    1. Introduction - Prelude and Dance of the Firebird  (02:56)
    2. Variations (Firebird)  (01:13)
    3. Pas de deux - Firebird and Ivan Tsarevich  (04:12)
    4. Scherzo - Dance of the Princesses  (02:26)
    5. Rondo (Khorovod)  (04:00)
    6. Infernal Dance  (04:12)
    7. Lullaby (Firebird)  (03:49)
    8. Final Hymn  (03:06)

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