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Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring, Apollon Musagete / Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic

Stravinsky / Berliner Harmoniker
Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 236112   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It is probably no accident that Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, which is really the seminal work of the 20th century in so many ways, happened in 1913, just before the greatest conflagration that the world had ever known … Stravinsky talked of trying to recapture the violence, the sense of the earth cracking open, that he witnessed every spring in Russia…but on a deeper level, it's a musical metaphor for the vessel of an exhausted era cracking open." - Sir Simon Rattle

"The performances all have the sense of utter security, tonal depth and fabulous dynamic range that are characteristic of the Berlin Philharmonic in Rattle's era...The Berliners are so much on top of their parts that there is something almost too
Read more secure about the result...It's a superbly judged performance, with just the right balance between individuality in the wind playing and immaculate ensemble." - The Guardian, [March 21, 2013]

"it is the suavity of the score that startles, especially in Rattle's subtle use of rubato (stolen time) and the cool sensuality of the woodwind solos. Those woodwind players – currently vying with the principals of the Concertgebouw for the title of world's finest – shine again in Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments." - The Independent, [March 30, 2013] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonies of Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
2.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
3.
Apollon musagète by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 

Customer Reviews

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 Forceful, Engaging, Technically Perfect and Great November 26, 2013 By Nicholas L. See All My Reviews "I was listening to this on the background on the radio while working and my ears perked up. For whatever reason I have not heard such a technically perfect and exciting performance of Le sacre du printemps for a long while!" Report Abuse
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