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Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary - A History [Collector's Edition]

Notes & Reviews:


Works:

Including all 38 recordings from
the catalogue of Decca,
Deutsche Grammophon and Philips
from 1946 to 2010
Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:18

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:23

Jeu du rapt

1:19

Rondes printanières

3:25

Jeux des cités

1:45

6a. Cortège du sage

0:39

6b. Le sage

0:20

Danse de la terre

1:05

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:00

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

2:48

Glorification d’élue

1:35

Évocation des ancêtres

0:47

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:06

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:39

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:32

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:51

Jeu du rapt

1:17

Rondes printanières

3:17

Jeux des cités

1:54

Cortège du sage - Le sage

0:42

6b. Le sage

0:24

Danse de la terre

1:14

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

3:59

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:12

Glorification d’élue

1:41

Évocation des ancêtres

0:45

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:28

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:38

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Total Playing Time: 1:06:03

CD 2: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947)

Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth

Introduction

3:26

The Augurs of Spring: Dances of the Young Girls

3:40

Ritual of Abduction

1:21

Spring Rounds

3:22

Ritual of the Rival Tribes

1:52

Procession of the Sage

0:41

Adoration of the Earth

0:27

Dance of the Earth

1:14

Part 2: The Sacrifice

Introduction (Largo)

4:03

Mystical Circles of the Young Girls

3:10

Glorification of the Chosen Victim

1:38

Summoning of the Elders

0:45

Ritual of the Elders

3:25

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

4:33

RIAS Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:07

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

2:51

Jeu du rapt

1:19

Rondes printanières

3:29

Jeux des cités

1:46

Cortège du sage - Le sage

0:40

6b. Le sage

0:22

7b. Dance of the Earth

1:03

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

3:49

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:00

Glorification d’élue

1:33

Évocation des ancêtres

0:46

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:21

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:18

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:05:01

CD 3: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Introduction (Lento) / [Le Sacre du Printemps / première partie : l’adoration de la terre]

3:25

Les augures printaniers ; Danses des adolescentes / [Le Sacre du Printemps / première partie : l’adoration de la terre]

3:23

Jeu du rapt / [Le Sacre du Printemps / première partie : l’adoration de la terre]

1:22

Rondes printanières / [Le Sacre du Printemps / Première partie : l’adoration de la terre]

3:25

Jeux des cités rivales / [Le Sacre du Printemps / Première partie : l’adoration de la terre]

1:49

Cortège du Sage / [Le Sacre du Printemps / Première partie : l’adoration de la terre]

0:39

Adoration de la Terre - le Sage / [Le Sacre du Printemps / Première partie : l’adoration de la terre]

0:25

Danse de la Terre / [Le Sacre du Printemps / Première partie : l’adoration de la terre]

1:08

Introduction (Largo) / [Le Sacre du Printemps / Deuxième partie : le sacrifice]

4:21

Cercles mystérieux des adolescentes / [Le Sacre du Printemps / Deuxième partie : le sacrifice]

2:53

Glorification de l’Elue / [Le Sacre du Printemps / Deuxième partie : le sacrifice]

1:38

Evocation des ancêtres / [Le Sacre du Printemps / Deuxième partie : le sacrifice]

0:49

Action rituelle des ancêtres / [Le Sacre du Printemps / Deuxième partie : le sacrifice]

3:33

Danse sacrale ; L’Elue / [Le Sacre du Printemps / Deuxième partie : le sacrifice]

4:54

Rudolf Albert, Orchestre Des Cento Soli

Le Sacre du Printemps

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:07

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:21

Jeu du rapt

1:27

Rondes printanières

3:19

Jeux des cités

2:01

6a. Cortège du sage

0:46

6b. Le sage

0:21

Danse de la terre

1:16

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

3:49

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:06

Glorification d’élue

1:40

Évocation des ancêtres

0:43

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:16

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:38

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Pierre Monteux

Total Playing Time: 1:06:34

CD 4: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:24

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:35

Jeu du rapt

1:18

Rondes printanières

3:15

Jeux des cités

1:33

Cortège du sage - Le sage

1:06

7b. Dance of the Earth

0:24

Danse de la terre

1:18

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

3:53

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:11

Glorification d’élue

1:38

Évocation des ancêtres

0:45

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:34

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:48

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947)

Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth

Introduction

2:53

The Augurs of Spring: Dances of the Young Girls

2:51

Ritual of Abduction

1:16

Spring Rounds

3:21

Ritual of the Rival Tribes

1:42

Procession of the Sage

0:38

The Sage

0:23

Dance of the Earth

1:01

Part 2: The Sacrifice

Introduction (Largo)

3:41

Mystical Circles of the Young Girls

2:40

Glorification of the Chosen Victim - Summoning of the Elders

1:24

Evocation of the Ancestors

0:40

Ritual Action of the Ancestors

3:22

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

3:57

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:03:31

CD 5: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947)

Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth

Introduction

3:19

The Augurs of Spring: Dances of the Young Girls

3:24

Ritual of Abduction

1:10

Spring Rounds

3:37

Ritual of the Rival Tribes

1:51

Procession of the Sage

0:42

The Sage

0:25

Dance of the Earth

1:11

Part 2: The Sacrifice

Introduction

4:38

Mystic Circles of the Young Girls

3:28

Glorification of the Chosen One

1:33

Evocation of the Ancestors

0:46

Ritual Action of the Ancestors

3:57

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

4:44

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:28

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:07

Jeu du rapt

1:18

Rondes printanières

3:39

Jeux des cités

1:51

Cortège du sage - Le sage

0:40

6b. Le sage

0:23

Danse de la terre

1:08

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:09

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:24

Glorification d’élue

1:31

Évocation des ancêtres

0:41

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:33

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:33

London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Total Playing Time: 1:08:10

CD 6: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:24

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

2:55

Jeu du rapt

1:21

Rondes printanières

4:10

Jeux des cités

1:51

6a. Cortège du sage

0:40

6b. Le sage

0:20

Danse de la terre

1:11

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:12

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:03

Glorification d’élue

1:28

Évocation des ancêtres

0:48

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:23

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:12

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:42

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:20

Jeu du rapt

1:23

Rondes printanières

3:45

Jeux des cités

1:45

Cortège du sage - Le sage

0:40

7b. Dance of the Earth

0:23

Danse de la terre

1:09

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:14

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:15

Glorification d’élue

1:29

Évocation des ancêtres

0:40

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:37

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:36

Michael Tilson Thomas, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Total Playing Time: 1:06:56

CD 7: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:37

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:12

Jeu du rapt

1:18

Rondes printanières

3:27

Jeux des cités

1:50

Cortège du sage - Le sage

0:41

6b. Le sage

0:21

Danse de la terre

1:10

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:26

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:09

Glorification d’élue

1:36

Évocation des ancêtres

0:52

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:37

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:56

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:30

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:08

Jeu du rapt

1:28

Rondes printanières

3:18

Jeux des cités

2:04

6a. Cortège du sage

0:44

6b. Le sage

0:22

Danse de la terre

1:19

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:21

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:05

Glorification d’élue

1:30

Évocation des ancêtres

0:47

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:33

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:23

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf

Total Playing Time: 1:07:44

CD 8: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:27

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:08

Jeu du rapt

1:22

Rondes printanières

4:07

Jeux des cités

1:54

Cortège du sage - Le sage

0:43

6b. Le sage

0:22

7b. Dance of the Earth

1:12

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:19

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:26

Glorification d’élue

1:36

Évocation des ancêtres

0:56

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:33

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:39

Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:01

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:20

Jeu du rapt

1:16

Rondes printanières

2:58

Jeux des cités

1:53

6a. Cortège du sage

0:42

6b. Le sage

0:20

Danse de la terre

1:11

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

3:59

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:12

Glorification d’élue

1:29

Évocation des ancêtres

0:40

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:20

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:42

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:06:47

CD 9: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947)

Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth

Introduction

3:13

The Augurs of Spring: Dances of the Young Girls

3:09

Ritual of Abduction

1:20

Spring Rounds

3:41

Games of the rival tribes

1:51

Procession of the oldest and wisest

0:39

The oldest and wisest

0:26

Dance of the Earth

1:09

Part 2: The Sacrifice

Introduction (Largo)

4:18

Mystical Circles of the Young Girls

3:25

Glorification of the Chosen Victim

1:30

Summoning of the Elders

0:43

Ritual of the Elders

3:19

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

4:30

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction - The Harbingers of Spring

3:26

Dance of the Adolescents

3:25

Jeu du rapt

1:24

Rondes printanières

4:06

Jeux des cités

1:51

Cortège du sage - Le sage

0:41

6b. Le sage

0:21

Danse de la terre

1:10

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:32

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:21

Glorification d’élue

1:32

Évocation des ancêtres

0:42

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:32

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:47

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Colin Davis

Total Playing Time: 1:08:03

CD 10: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:19

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:29

Jeu du rapt

1:13

Rondes printanières

3:55

Jeux des cités

1:53

Cortège du sage - Le sage

0:40

7b. Dance of the Earth

0:26

Danse de la terre

1:09

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:26

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:26

Glorification d’élue

1:33

Évocation des ancêtres

0:44

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:35

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:41

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

The Rite of Spring - ballet (1913): Part 1- The Adoration of the Earth

Introduction

Introduction

3:23

Dance of the Adolescents

3:11

Game of Abduction

1:23

Spring Rounds

3:34

Games of the Rival Cities

1:54

Procession of the Wise Men

0:41

The Wise Man

0:21

Dance of the Earth

1:14

Part II - The Sacrifice

Introduction

Introduction

4:16

Mysterious Rounds of the Adolescents

3:00

Glorification of the Chosen One

1:42

Evocation of the Ancestors

0:43

Ritual of the Ancestors

3:31

Sacrificial Dance of the Chosen One

4:55

Simon Rattle, National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain

Total Playing Time: 1:08:17

CD 11: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:16

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:16

Jeu du rapt

1:26

Rondes printanières

3:26

Jeux des cités

1:51

6a. Cortège du sage

0:39

6b. Le sage

0:18

Danse de la terre

1:11

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:02

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:09

Glorification d’élue

1:30

Évocation des ancêtres

0:45

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:19

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:29

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:40

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:07

Jeu du rapt

1:26

Rondes printanières

3:34

Jeux des cités

1:53

6a. Cortège du sage

0:42

6b. Le sage

0:23

Danse de la terre

1:09

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction (Largo)

3:58

Mystical Circles of the Young Girls

3:09

Glorification of the Chosen Victim

1:36

Summoning of the Elders

0:55

Ritual of the Elders

3:29

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen Victim)

4:37

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Total Playing Time: 1:06:15

CD 12: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:27

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:16

Jeu du rapt

1:21

Rondes printanières

3:47

Jeux des cités

1:56

Cortège du sage - Le sage

0:43

7b. Dance of the Earth

0:22

Danse de la terre

1:12

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

5:29

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:50

Glorification d’élue

1:40

Évocation des ancêtres

0:55

Action rituelle des ancêtres

4:14

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:43

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

Version for Orchestra (published 1921)

Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth

Introduction

3:32

The Harbingers of Spring, Dance of the Adolescents

3:15

Mock Abduction

1:20

Spring Rounds

3:44

Games of the Rival Tribes

1:51

Procession of the Sage

0:40

6b. The Sage

0:21

Dance of the Earth

1:12

Part 2: The Sacrifice

Introduction

4:30

Mystical Circle of the Adolescents

3:32

Glorification of the Chosen One

1:38

Evocation of the Ancestors

0:44

Ritual of the Ancestors

3:51

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

4:52

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit

Total Playing Time: 1:11:57

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Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947)

Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth

Introduction

3:20

The Augurs of Spring: Dances of the Young Girls

3:20

Ritual of Abduction

1:18

Spring Rounds

3:41

Ritual of the Rival Tribes

1:53

Procession of the Sage

0:40

The Sage

0:24

The Sage

1:08

Part 2: The Sacrifice

Introduction

4:01

Mystic Circles of the Young Girls

2:56

Glorification of the Chosen One

1:31

Evocation of the Ancestors

0:39

Ritual Action of the Ancestors

3:21

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

4:27

The Cleveland Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:34

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:13

Jeu du rapt

1:22

Rondes printanières

3:45

Jeux des cités

1:50

6a. Cortège du sage

0:41

6b. Le sage

0:19

Danse de la terre

1:13

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:06

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:07

Glorification d’élue

1:26

Évocation des ancêtres

0:39

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:26

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:46

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time: 1:06:06

CD 14: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:13

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:21

Jeu du rapt

1:20

Rondes printanières

3:09

Jeux des cités

1:54

6a. Cortège du sage

0:42

6b. Le sage

0:20

Adoration of the Earth (The Sage), Dance of the Earth

1:13

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

4:14

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

3:25

Glorification d’élue

1:31

Évocation des ancêtres

0:40

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:37

Danse sacrale: l’élue

5:17

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Georg Solti

Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947)

Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth

Introduction

3:28

The Augurs of Spring: Dances of the Young Girls

3:22

Ritual of Abduction

1:15

Spring Rounds

3:46

Games of the Rival Tribes - Procession of the Oldest- and-Wisest - Adoration of the Earth - The Oldest-and- Wisest

1:49

Procession of the Sage

0:48

The Sage

0:25

Dance of the Earth

1:12

Part 2: The Sacrifice

Introduction (Largo)

4:14

Mystical Circles of the Young Girls

3:17

Glorification of the Chosen Victim

1:30

Summoning of the Elders

0:39

Ritual of the Elders

3:19

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

4:27

The MET Orchestra, James Levine

Total Playing Time: 1:07:27

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Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947)

Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth

Introduction

3:45

The Harbingers of Spring, Dance of the Adolescents

3:08

Mock Abduction

1:23

Spring Rounds

4:07

Games of the Rival Tribes

1:55

Procession of the Sage

0:45

The Sage

0:24

Adoration of the Earth (The Sage), Dance of the Earth

1:13

Part 2: The Sacrifice

Introduction

4:14

Mystical Circle of the Adolescents

3:08

Glorification of the Chosen One

1:41

Evocation of the Ancestors

0:42

Ritual of the Ancestors

3:25

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

4:42

Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester, Berlin, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Part 1: L’Adoration de la Terre

Introduction

3:17

Les augures printaniers - Danses des adolescentes

3:17

Jeu du rapt

1:19

Rondes printanières

3:22

Jeux des cités

1:55

Cortège du sage - Le sage

0:44

6b. Le sage

0:26

Danse de la terre

1:15

Part 2: Le Sacrifice

Introduction

3:52

Cercles mysteriéux des adolescentes

2:56

Glorification d’élue

1:29

Évocation des ancêtres

0:41

Action rituelle des ancêtres

3:14

Danse sacrale: l’élue

4:45

Orchestre de Paris, Semyon Bychkov

Total Playing Time: 1:07:04

CD 16: Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

Le Sacre du Printemps

Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947)

Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth

Introduction

3:30

The Harbingers of Spring, Dance of the Adolescents

3:15

Mock Abduction

1:17

Spring Rounds

3:30

Games of the Rival Tribes

1:53

Procession of the Sage

0:42

The Sage

0:21

Dance of the Earth

1:12

Part 2: The Sacrifice

Introduction

3:50

Mystical Circle of the Adolescents

3:13

Glorification of the Chosen One

1:33

Evocation of the Ancestors

0:44

Ritual of the Ancestors

3:25

Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

4:33

Berliner Philharmoniker, Bernard Haitink

Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth

Introduction

3:23

The Augurs of Spring: Dances of the Young Girls

3:13

Ritual of Abduction

1:16

Spring Rounds

3:41

Ritual of the Rival Tribes

1:46

This 4 CD set celebrates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring in Paris on 29 May 1913. It is widely regarded as the most significant event in 20th century classical music and the shock of this groundbreaking score can still be felt today.

included in this outstanding collection are six of the greatest recordings ever made of the work from the catalogues of Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips.

In addition to digital recordings by Antal Dorati Riccardo Chailly, Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev and Esa-Pekka Salonen, is a recording from 1956 by Pierre Monteux, the conductor of the premiere on that fateful night in 1913.

Also included on the fourth CD is Jon Tolanskyu's illuminating audio documentary that includes the first ever issue of first hand, eye-witness recollections of the legendary premiere, and specially recorded comments on the work's revolutionary power from international conductors choreographers and dancers.

The Arts Desk, 2nd February 2013
Monteux conducted the first performances in Paris, and his 1956 version with a hard-pressed Paris Conservatoire Orchestra is compelling. These players sound as if they're traversing a precipice, and there are several moments where you fear the worst. But the effect is raw, invigorating and pungent, helped by astringent wind sonorities. Only Valery Gergiev's superbly theatrical Kirov account from 1999 runs it close.

James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, 27th May 2013
Included are many classic accounts, with an impressive list of conductors such as Bernstein, Abbado, Colin Davis, Haitink, Solti, and Monteux himself, and the set also incorporates three recordings in an arrangement for piano duet. Certainly not a collection for the faint of heart, then, but I must say it's been fascinating to compare the seemingly endless ways of interpreting this great work.



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