Stravinsky: Rite of Spring; Petrushka; Firebird; Apollo

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COMPOSERS: Stravinsky
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Rite of Spring; Petrushka; Firebird; Apollo
PERFORMER: City of Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle
CATALOGUE NO: EMI 967 7112

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Vital and colourful recordings from the 1980s, when Simon Rattle was at the height of his powers with the CBSO. The Petrushka is especially impressive in bringing out the contrasts of communal jollity and individual pathos. Calum MacDonald