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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

New recording of Le Sacre du Printemps by compelling new conductor Teodor Currentzis. With the MusicAeterna Orchestra. Destined to become the ultimate reference recording of Stravinsky's iconic work.

Since the founding of the MusicAeterna Orchestra, Teodor Currentzis and the ensemble have brought their decisive interpretation of Le Sacre du Printemps to western European audiences several times. Most notable has been the recent collaboration with Italian director Romeo Castellucci in his re-imagining of the staged work that made its debut in 2014 at the Ruhrtriennale Festival in Germany, using this recording of the piece. For Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps Currentzis and orchestra give the work the authentic Russian treatment - stripping back the European symphonic traditions of the past century to return to the intended Russian folk origins of the music. The musicians used scatting and singing in order to practice the rhythms and phasing of the folk tunes entailed in Le Sacre. Currentzis and MusicAterna's Le Sacre is destined to become the ultimate reference recording of Stravinsky's masterpiece.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2015
The Introduction is entrancing...It's pulsating, yet rhythmically crisp...Tam-tams in 'The Dance of the Earth' almost leap out from the speakers. It's not all about power and speed...But when Currentzis asks his orchestra to let rip, they do so with savage abandon.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stolberger Straáe, Cologne, Germany (10/07/2013-10/09/2013).


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>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
  • Conductor: Teodor Currentzis
  • Ensemble: MusicAeternaá
  • Notes: Stolberger Straáe, Cologne, Germany (10/07/2013-10/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1913