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Stravinsky: L'Oiseau de Feu, Le sacre du printemps / Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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> The Firebird Suite (1919 version) - I. Introduction
> The Firebird Suite (1919 version) - II. The Firebird and its Dance
> The Firebird Suite (1919 version) - III. Variation of the Firebird
> The Firebird Suite (1919 version) - IV. Ring dance of the Princesses
> The Firebird Suite (1919 version) - V. Infernal Dance of King Kashchey
> The Firebird Suite (1919 version) - VI. Lullaby
> The Firebird Suite (1919 version) - VII. Finale
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Introduction -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of Abduction -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of the River Tribes -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Procession of the Sage -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Sage -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part II: The Sacrifice: Introduction -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part II: The Sacrifice: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part II: The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Chosen One -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part II: The Sacrifice: Evocation of the Ancestors -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part II: The Sacrifice: Ritual Action of the Ancestors -
> Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part II: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance
> Applause - Applause

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra no 2
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
>Sound, Recorded : Applause
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Two of Igor Stravinsky's first important ballet scores are brought together on this fine-sounding SACD, recorded live, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra helmed by its chief conductor, Mariss Jansons. "The Stravinsky was hair-raisingly exciting right from the opening notes in the lower strings with extraordinarily fierce lashes in a brilliant, rhythmically razor-sharp dance from hell and a broad, expansive finale" (NRC Handelsblad, Holland). "Jansons's 'Rite' was hard and ruthless, raw, rough, barbaric, yet executed by a perfect 'machine' - the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - which gave an incredibly good performance" (Trouw, Holland).



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>Stravinsky, Igor : L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra no 2
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (06/07/2007-06/08/2007)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (06/25/2006/11/15/2006)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1913
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Sound, Recorded : Applause
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (06/25/2006/11/15/2006)
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Studio/Live: Live