Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring - Petrushka
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||Petrushka (1911 version): Tableau I||Andrew Litton & Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra||10:08||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Petrushka (1911 version): Tableau II||Andrew Litton & Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra||4:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Petrushka (1911 version): Tableau III||Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrew Litton||6:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Petrushka (1911 version): Tableau IV||Andrew Litton & Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra||14:00||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) : Part I: Adoration of the Earth||Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrew Litton||15:39||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) : Part II: The Sacrifice||Andrew Litton & Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra||18:25||Album Only||View In iTunes|
A wonderful album.
My personal two favorite pieces of Stravinsky are included on this album and, as a borderline perfectionist, I can say these performances are some of the best. The brass, an essential component of both pieces, shine and, when they need to be, are very intense, especially in Part II of The Rite of Spring. The trumpets in Petrushka are nearly perfect, as are the winds. Part I of The Rite of Spring is a bit strained on this recording and nothing special, but as I said, the brass are still there. It's too bad that I can't download either piece separately.
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