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Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary - A History [4-CD Set]


Release Date: 12/11/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: B001780802  
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre MonteuxAntal DorátiRiccardo ChaillyPierre Boulez,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire OrchestraDetroit Symphony OrchestraCleveland Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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
Read more Jon Tolansky'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 works revolutionary power from international conductors, choreographers and dancers.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 1956 
2.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
3.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 32 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland 
Length: 33 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Festival House, Baden-Baden, Germany 
Length: 34 Minutes 54 Secs. 
6.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 01/2006 
Venue:  Live  Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, C 
Length: 33 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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