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The Royal Edition - Stravinsky: Le Sacre, Etc / Bernstein

Release Date: 11/02/1993 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 47629   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"As time goes on, Leonard Bernstein's New York recording of Petrushka only gains in stature. There are two ways to perform this music: as a brilliant but somewhat abstract orchestral showpiece, and as a vivid theatrical experience. The former predominates today, but as his typically enjoyable lecture-demonstration included with the recording makes clear, Bernstein opts for the latter, and projects it as few have. And so the fair music explodes with earthy vitality, Petrushka himself comes across as touchingly pathetic, the Moor as truly angry and nasty, and the conclusion genuinely spooky. All of this is contained within an interpretation that catches the score's rhythmic punch as few have before or since, thanks to the virtuoso Read more response of the New York Philharmonic. Really, if you are going to do the work complete, then this is the way to go. Even the ending, so often an anticlimax, works in this context."

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1958 
Venue:  St. George Hotel, Brooklyn, New York 
Length: 34 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Switzerland (1911 - 1913).
Composition revised: USA (1943). 
Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 05/05/1969 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, New York City 
Length: 35 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1947
Composition written: Switzerland (1911).
Composition revised: 1947. 

Customer Reviews

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 Absolute Best  September 27, 2012 By Gary L. (Laval, QC) See All My Reviews "Let me just say that i have this work by Antal Dorati Detroit SO as well as Seiji Ozawa Chicago SO, both excellent renditions. This Bernstein recording is in a league by itself. The sounds he culls from the musicians is unlike anything I have ever heard, and this may be the single most magical CD that I possess." Report Abuse
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