Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

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COMPOSERS: Stravinsky
LABELS: RCA Red Seal
ALBUM TITLE: Stravinsky
WORKS: The Rite of Spring
PERFORMER: Boston Symphony Orchestra Pierre Monteux
CATALOGUE NO: 82876 623142
Pierre Monteux premiered both Petrushka and The Rite of Spring, and these Boston Symphony Orchestra recordings are invaluable historical documents. The Rite (1951, mono) blends pliantly elastic rhythms with pure fire, while Petrushka (1959, stereo) has gleaming textures and a gripping sense of balletic movement. Excellently remastered. Terry Blain

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