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

Stravinsky / Berliner Harmoniker
Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Warner 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 

Sound Samples

Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): I Introduction / Introduction
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): II Les Augures printaniers/ Augurs of spring
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): III Danses des adolescents / Dances of the Young girls
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): IV Jeu du rapt / Ritual of Abduction
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): V Rondes printanières / Spring Rounds
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): VI Jeux des cités rivals / Ritual of the Rival Tribes
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): VII Cortège du sage: Le Sage / Procession of the Sage: The Sage
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): VIII Le Sage / The Sage
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): IX Danse de la terre / Dance of the Earth
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part II: La Sacrifice (The Sacrifice): I Introduction / Introduction
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part II: La Sacrifice (The Sacrifice): II Cercles mystérieux des adolescents / Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part II: La Sacrifice (The Sacrifice): III Glorification de l'élue / Glorification of the Chosen One
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part II: La Sacrifice (The Sacrifice): IV Evocation des ancêtres / Evocation of the Ancestors
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part II: La Sacrifice (The Sacrifice): V Action rituelle des ancêtres / Ritual Action of the Ancestors
Le Sacre du Printemps/The Rite of Spring, Part II: La Sacrifice (The Sacrifice): VI Danse sacrale (L'Elue) / Sacrificial Dance
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Apollon Musagète, First tableau: Prologue: The birth of Apollo
Apollon Musagète, Second tableau: Variation of Apollo (Apollo and the three Muses)
Apollon Musagète, Second tableau: Pas d'action (Apollo and the three Muses)
Apollon Musagète, Second tableau: Variation of Calliope (the Alexandrine)
Apollon Musagète, Second tableau: Variation of Polyhymnia
Apollon Musagète, Second tableau: Variation of Terpsichore
Apollon Musagète, Second tableau: Second variation of Apollo
Apollon Musagète, Second tableau: Pas de deux (Apollo and Terpsichore)
Apollon Musagète, Second tableau: Coda
Apollon Musagète, Second tableau: Apotheosis

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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