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Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps; Revueltas: La Noche De Los Mayas

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
>Revueltas, Silvestre : La Noche de los Mayas, suite for orchestra (compiled by Jose Limantour from the film score)
Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Gustavo Dudamel elicits high octane playing from his Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela in these two full-frontal force orchestral pieces. Both Stravinsky's 'Le Sacre du Printemps' and Revueltas's 'La noche de los Mayas' are revealed as models of revolutionary music making. In Le Sacre du Printemps, Stravinsky transformed painter Nicholas Roerich's fleeting vision of a pagan ritual in which a young girl dances herself to death as a sacrifice to the god of Spring into a musical simulation of barbaric primality. La noche de los Mayas, originally scored for a 1939 film, is one of Mexico's musical treasures. This concert suite, edited by Jose Ives Limantour, dating to 1961, evokes a mystical lost world.

"Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring has exactly the qualities of rhythm, rebirth, youthful energy and pagan gaiety that might have been specifically designed for Gustavo Dudamel's elebrated Simó*Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, and they don't disappoint in their treatment of this landmark work." -The Independent

"This disc has renewed my affection and admiration for this band. DG have done them proud with a recording of spectacular range... Great fun." -MusicWeb-International

"Can they convincingly handle The Rite, with its batty accelarations and daringly skewed rhythmic idiosyncracies? Happily, the answer is resoundingly positive throughout. Alongside the gusto and through the joie de vivre of this orchestra, they are truly microscopic in their detail." -BBC Music

"Their version of the Rite is viscerally powerful, rhythmically muscular, and impressively wide in its dynamic range. After getting a bit burnt out by the piece and its attendant folklore, I’m refreshed by hearing Dudamel’s rendition." -Sequenza21

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Caracas, Centro de Acción Social por la Música, Sala Si (02/2010).


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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Running Time: 32 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1913
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Revueltas, Silvestre : La Noche de los Mayas, suite for orchestra (compiled by José Limantour from the film score)
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Running Time: 29 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939-1959
  • Studio/Live: Live