Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
The landmark work of modernism in the 20th century is without doubt Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du printemps," and its first performance on May 29, 1913, provoked the most famous riot in classical music history. To mark the centennial of that scandalous premiere, Sony has reissued ten important Columbia and RCA recordings from the past in cardboard sleeves featuring the original cover artwork, all housed in a sturdy trimline box set. Included are legendary releases by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra 1930; Igor Stravinsky and the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York 1940; Pierre Monteux and the Boston Symphony Orchestra 1951; Eugene Ormandy and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
The landmark work of modernism in the 20th century is without doubt Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du printemps," and its first performance on May 29, 1913, provoked the most famous riot in classical music history. To mark the centennial of that scandalous premiere, Sony has reissued ten important Columbia and RCA recordings from the past in cardboard sleeves featuring the original cover artwork, all housed in a sturdy trimline box set. Included are legendary releases by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra 1930; Igor Stravinsky and the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York 1940; Pierre Monteux and the Boston Symphony Orchestra 1951; Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra 1955; Igor Stravinsky and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra 1960; Seiji Ozawa and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1968; Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra 1969; Leonard Bernstein and the London Symphony Orchestra 1972; Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra 1989; and Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony 1999. Devotees of "Le Sacre" will be acquainted with some of these recordings, if not all, though the most historical recordings are of the greatest interest. On the whole, despite the differences of recording technology and variable sound quality, there is a consensus of interpretation that has developed over the century and each performance adds something important to the understanding of this hypnotic and viscerally exciting ballet. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2013
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 887254617426
  • Catalog Number: 546174
  • Sales rank: 58,966

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–14 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Leopold Stokowski (32:31)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byLeopold Stokowski
    Performed byLeopold Stokowski, Philadelphia Orchestra
    1. 1Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
    2. 2Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
    3. 3Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction
    4. 4Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds
    5. 5Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes
    6. 6Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage
    7. 7Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Sage
    8. 8Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth
    9. 9Part 2. The Sacrifice. Introduction
    10. 10Part 2. The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
    11. 11Part 2. The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One
    12. 12Part 2. The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors
    13. 13Part 2. The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    14. 14Part 2. The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
Disc 2
  1. 1–14 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Igor Stravinsky (30:39)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byIgor Stravinsky
    Performed byIgor Stravinsky, Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York
    1. 1Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
    2. 2Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
    3. 3Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction
    4. 4Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds
    5. 5Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes
    6. 6Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage
    7. 7Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Sage
    8. 8Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth
    9. 9Part 2. The Sacrifice. Introduction
    10. 10Part 2. The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
    11. 11Part 2. The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One
    12. 12Part 2. The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors
    13. 13Part 2. The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    14. 14Part 2. The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
Disc 3
  1. 1–14 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Boston Symphony Orchestra (31:15)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byPierre Monteux
    Performed byBoston Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux
    1. 1Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
    2. 2Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
    3. 3Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction
    4. 4Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds
    5. 5Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes
    6. 6Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage
    7. 7Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Sage
    8. 8Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth
    9. 9Part 2. The Sacrifice. Introduction
    10. 10Part 2. The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
    11. 11Part 2. The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One
    12. 12Part 2. The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors
    13. 13Part 2. The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    14. 14Part 2. The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
Disc 4
  1. 1–14 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Eugene Ormandy (29:41)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byEugene Ormandy
    Performed byEugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra
    1. 1Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
    2. 2Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
    3. 3Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction
    4. 4Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds
    5. 5Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes
    6. 6Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage
    7. 7Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Sage
    8. 8Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth
    9. 9Part 2. The Sacrifice. Introduction
    10. 10Part 2. The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
    11. 11Part 2. The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One
    12. 12Part 2. The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors
    13. 13Part 2. The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    14. 14Part 2. The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
Disc 5
  1. 1–14 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Igor Stravinsky (31:27)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byIgor Stravinsky
    Performed byIgor Stravinsky, Columbia Symphony Orchestra
    1. 1Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
    2. 2Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
    3. 3Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction
    4. 4Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds
    5. 5Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes
    6. 6Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage
    7. 7Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Sage
    8. 8Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth
    9. 9Part 2. The Sacrifice. Introduction
    10. 10Part 2. The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
    11. 11Part 2. The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One
    12. 12Part 2. The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors
    13. 13Part 2. The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    14. 14Part 2. The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Fireworks (Feu D'artifice), fantasy for orchestra, Op. 4 - Igor Stravinsky & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (3:38)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted bySeiji Ozawa
    Performed byChicago Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
  2. 2–15 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (32:30)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted bySeiji Ozawa
    Performed byChicago Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
    1. 2Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
    2. 3Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
    3. 4Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction
    4. 5Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds
    5. 6Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes
    6. 7Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage
    7. 8Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Sage
    8. 9Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth
    9. 10Part 2. The Sacrifice. Introduction
    10. 11Part 2. The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
    11. 12Part 2. The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One
    12. 13Part 2. The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors
    13. 14Part 2. The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    14. 15Part 2. The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
Disc 7
  1. 1–14 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Pierre Boulez (34:23)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byPierre Boulez
    Performed byPierre Boulez, Cleveland Orchestra
    1. 1Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
    2. 2Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
    3. 3Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction
    4. 4Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds
    5. 5Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes
    6. 6Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage
    7. 7Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Sage
    8. 8Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth
    9. 9Part 2. The Sacrifice. Introduction
    10. 10Part 2. The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
    11. 11Part 2. The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One
    12. 12Part 2. The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors
    13. 13Part 2. The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    14. 14Part 2. The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
Disc 8
  1. 1–14 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Leonard Bernstein (35:20)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byLeonard Bernstein
    Performed byLeonard Bernstein, London Symphony Orchestra
    1. 1Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
    2. 2Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
    3. 3Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction
    4. 4Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds
    5. 5Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes
    6. 6Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage
    7. 7Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Sage
    8. 8Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth
    9. 9Part 2. The Sacrifice. Introduction
    10. 10Part 2. The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
    11. 11Part 2. The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One
    12. 12Part 2. The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors
    13. 13Part 2. The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    14. 14Part 2. The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
Disc 9
  1. 1–14 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Esa-Pekka Salonen (32:09)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byEsa-Pekka Salonen
    Performed byEsa-Pekka Salonen, New Philharmonia Orchestra
    1. 1Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
    2. 2Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
    3. 3Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction
    4. 4Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds
    5. 5Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes
    6. 6Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage
    7. 7Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Sage
    8. 8Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth
    9. 9Part 2. The Sacrifice. Introduction
    10. 10Part 2. The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
    11. 11Part 2. The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One
    12. 12Part 2. The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors
    13. 13Part 2. The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    14. 14Part 2. The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
  2. 15–18 Symphony in Three Movements, for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Esa-Pekka Salonen (20:58)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byEsa-Pekka Salonen
    Performed byEsa-Pekka Salonen, New Philharmonia Orchestra
    1. 15 Quarter Note = 160
    2. 16 Andante
    3. 17Interlude
    4. 18 Con moto
Disc 10
  1. 1–14 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Michael Tilson Thomas (33:45)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byMichael Tilson Thomas
    Performed byMichael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony
    1. 1Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Introduction
    2. 2Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
    3. 3Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Game of Abduction
    4. 4Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Spring Rounds
    5. 5Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Games of the Rival Tribes
    6. 6Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Procession of the Sage
    7. 7Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. The Sage
    8. 8Part 1. Adoration of the Earth. Dance of the Earth
    9. 9Part 2. The Sacrifice. Introduction
    10. 10Part 2. The Sacrifice. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
    11. 11Part 2. The Sacrifice. Glorification of the Chosen One
    12. 12Part 2. The Sacrifice. Evocation of the Ancestors
    13. 13Part 2. The Sacrifice. Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    14. 14Part 2. The Sacrifice. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
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