Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Berlin Radio Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Pierre Boulez & Sigurd Brauns
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Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Imagine my surprise, after purchasing and downloading this work, to find that it was actually Stravinsky's Symphony in 3 Movements! I had the piano/vocal score for Symphony of Psalms in my hands, and, not only was there no chorus singing (Psalms is for chorus and orchestra), it was entirely the wrong work! I e-mailed Customer Service to tell them of their gaff. Let's see how they respond. By the way, the snippet of the 2nd movement of Psalms was actaully the 1st movement repeated. Someone really had their head where the sun don't shine on this one!! Part II Review coming soon, after I get a response from Customer Service. 3-14-07
Great performance - purchased 4/15/07 w/o problem
I purchased this without a problem. The Psalms tracks, unlike the others, don't alphabetize as Artist = "Pierre Boulez", instead they are under "Berliner Phil...". Maybe Mr. Disgruntled just couldn't find? In any case, I enjoy these pieces very much. Symphony of Psalms is one of the great 20th century works for chorus and orchestra and Boulez and Berlin Philharmonic do it justice. Recording quality is good. Other pieces also great. Symphonies for Wind Instruments ends with an elegy he wrote for Debussy - it seems to have sent so many ripples through so much orchestral music, film music, even jazz. Incredible.
great performance of symphony of psalms