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Stravinsky - Ansermet: First Decca Recordings

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, August 2012
A wonderful set of Ernest Ansermet's earlier Decca recordings, many appearing on CD for the first time. Performances are first-rate and the sound is fine for the age of the recordings.

Gramophone Magazine (L'Oiseau de Feu: Suite rec. 1950)
The outstanding feature of this recorded performance is its clarity and incisiveness ... this is a most commendable issue.

Gramophone Magazine (Petrushka rec. 1949)
This new recording of Stravinsky's masterpiece - which will become, I am sure, the first big landmark in the history of LP - lights up the orchestral colours with unprecedented vividness and perspective, and all the details of the score are wonderfully clear and excellently balanced ... this performance has atmosphere over and above fine playing.

Gramophone Magazine (Symphony of Psalms, rec. 1947)
It is with relish and gratitude that we welcome this new issue of one of the master's greatest works ... this performance is full of nobility.

Gramophone Magazine
Thoroughly well recorded.



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