The Firebird (Ballettsuite)
Le Sacre du printemps
Symphony of Psalms
Pulcinella Suite
Concerto »Dumbarton Oaks«
Pétrouchka · Circus Polka
Boulez · Dutoit · Karajan
Maazel · Markevitch · Marriner a.o.
Int. Release 24 Sep. 2000
0289 469 2052 7
ADD 0289 469 2052 7 GP 2

Track List

CD 1: Stravinsky: Firebird; Pétrouchka etc.

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
The Firebird

Suite (1919)


Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Lorin Maazel

Le Sacre du Printemps

Pt 1: L'Adoration de la Terre

Pt 2: Le Sacrifice

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Symphony Of Psalms

Boys'and Male Voices of the Russian State Academic Choir, Russian State Academy Orchestra, Igor Markevitch

Total Playing Time 1:14:50

CD 2: Stravinsky: Firebird; Pétrouchka etc.

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Pulcinella (Concert Suite)


Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Concerto in E flat major "Dumbarton Oaks"

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez


Scene 1

Scene 2

Scene 3

Scene 4

Tamás Vásáry, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 1:17:29

. . . disc one starts off with Maazel's very exciting suite from "The Firebird". The Berlin Radio forces give everything they have . . . Maazel's legendary podium technique ensures that the score's many details and colors are skillfully extracted . . . ["Infernal dance"]: I like it very much . . . ["Symphonie de psaumes"]: the sheer excitement and fervor is unquestionable. The all-Russian forces sound authentic and engaged. Markevitch was a master conductor, and his inclusion here is a wonderful choice. Thanks to Universal for allowing this unpolished, but very meaningful performance to reappear here . . . [Marriner's] Stravinsky is excellent . . . ["Petrushka"]: Dutoit gets this orchestra to play with an unusually colorful palette, and also proves himself attuned to matters of balance and sectional voices . . . a staggeringly good "Dumbarton Oaks". Boulez brings his customary clarity and rhythmic exactitude to the proceedings . . . a very rewarding purchase.