Stravinsky’s 1921 The Rite of Spring and Petrushka conducted by Leinsdorf

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COMPOSERS: Igor Stravinsky
LABELS: Eloquence
ALBUM TITLE: Stravinsky
WORKS: The Rite of Spring (1921 version); Petrushka (1911 version)*
PERFORMER: LPO; *New Philharmonia Orch/Leinsdorf
CATALOGUE NO: 482 3444 (1970/73)

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Two of Stravinsky’s most spectacular scores in vibrant and exciting accounts, though with some instrumental detail artificially exaggerated by Decca’s gimmicky 1970s ‘Phase 4 stereo’.

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Daniel Jaffé