Stravinsky: Symphony in C; Symphony in Three Movements; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Scherzo fantastique

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COMPOSERS: Stravinsky
LABELS: Decca
WORKS: Symphony in C; Symphony in Three Movements; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Scherzo fantastique
PERFORMER: Suisse Romande Orchestra, Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit
CATALOGUE NO: 436 474-2 DDD (1982/84/86)
Energetic, well-recorded readings of the two symphonies with the Suisse Romande Orchestra. Their re-release at mid-price, even with a less inspired account of the original version of the Symphonies of Wind Instruments, is welcome; Dutoit’s Montreal band also offers a glittering Scherzo fantastique. But bear in mind Ashkenazy’s largely excellent accounts of the first three works, recently issued by the same company – with the 1947 version of the Symphonies and almost identical booklet notes. Keith Potter

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