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Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring, Firebird / DePriest, Oregon Symphony


Release Date: 01/16/2001 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3278   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  James DePreist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A welcome new Rite of Spring that brings out its balletic rather than its savage qualities.

Major players in the recording world currently shy away from repertoire like this, affording an opportunity for the less 'obvious' to make their mark. And how refreshingly unobvious the results are here - an impressive showcase for Oregon and its long-time music director, but in no way merely a virtuoso showpiece Rite. Rather it is, in the manner of Stravinsky's own Columbia Symphony Orchestra and Pierre Monteux's Paris Rites, a very balletic one, with vivid projection of the inner voices (principally woodwinds) and judiciously selective presentation of the often too dominant outer ones (the brass and percussion)... [T]he
Read more engineers relay the orchestra in a way that ideally combines concerthall realism with the necessary audio-only presence and sharp focus.

-- Jonathan Swain, Gramophone [7/2001]
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Works on This Recording

1. Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  James DePreist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 09/2000 
Venue:  Baumann Hall, George Fox U., Newberg, OR 
Length: 32 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Switzerland (1911 - 1913).
Composition revised: USA (1943). 
2. Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  James DePreist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1945;   
Date of Recording: 09/2000 
Venue:  Baumann Hall, George Fox U., Newberg, OR 
Length: 21 Minutes 52 Secs. 

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