*** This title is a reissue of a Japanese release with liner notes in Japanese. ***
KODÁLY Háry Janos: Suite. PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé: Suite. STRAVINSKY The Firebird: Suite (1919) • Eugene Ormandy, cond; Philadelphia O • RCA-ArkivMusic 38125 (68:45)
"The LP coupling of the Háry Janos (1975) and Lieutenant Kijé (1974) suites—one describing imaginary exploits, the other the exploits of an imaginary soldier—was a natural, and one of the best-sounding Philadelphia RCAs. Of course, both are virtuoso show-stoppers played by a virtuoso orchestra. The bass drum in “The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon” will give your woofers a workout. The 1973 Firebird Suite is not capturedRead more quite so dramatically, but this Rimsky-influenced work was right up Ormandy’s alley, and the performance stands up just fine alongside the knockout versions of Kodály’s and Prokofiev’s musical fables. This has to be awarded 'Best in Show.'”
Firebird Suiteby Igor Stravinsky Period: 20th Century Written: 1919/1945; Date of Recording: 12/1973
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Lush MusicmakingJune 3, 2015By Robert E. (New York, NY)See All My Reviews"Sumptuous playing from one of the world's top-notch orchestras. Splendid RCA stereo recording at its best, crisp and sparkling throughout."Report Abuse
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