Stravinsky Ballets: The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring
Release date: 25 March 2022
LSO5096 | 0822231509622
2 SACD Hybrid discs in Brilliant box jewel case
Booklet in English, French & German
SACD incl. stereo | multi-channel 5.1
Producers: Jonathan Stokes, Neil Hutchinson
Executive Producer: David Millinger
Engineers: Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd
Recorded live in 24bit 96kHz PCM on 21 & 24 September 2017 in the Barbican Hall, London
Sir Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra
And it’s not hard to see why. Is there any moment in music more demonic than the opening to The Firebird, a terrifying rumble of strings that would make Jaws tremble? There are few pieces more unsettling than The Rite of Spring with its carnal, tribal rhythms; or Petrushka with its impish Punch and Judy puppets.
A notable voice of authority on the works of Stravinsky, Sir Simon Rattle masterfully brings these three creations to life in this dramatic performance, recorded live in the Barbican Hall as part of his inaugural season as LSO’s Music Director.
|Conductor||Sir Simon Rattle
|Performer||London Symphony Orchestra|