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Stravinsky: The Firebird; Fireworks; The Song of the Nightingale; Tango; Scherzo à la russe
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Excellent music....Stravinsky is a GENIUS and beautifully played by the London Symphony Orchestra!
The inner detail captured by Wilma Cozart Fine, Mercury's famous pioneering engineer, still sounds remarkable.
Then the low rumbling introductory section, the first blat of brass and, yes!, genuine musical shivers!
Excellent music....Stravinsky is a GENIUS and beautifully played by the London Symphony Orchestra! I used much of this music for my ballet production of THE FIREBIRD, however, I... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Marjorie E. Knapp
This might be the best recording of the firebird, ever. Tempos are quick, sound is clear, tuning precise. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Chad A Olivera
This, very famous, recording of the Firebird complete ballet was made as long ago as 1959. I mention this because, listening to this disc, the sound still remains sensationally... Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by I. Giles
Instead of getting this disc I got instead a DGG CD where Abbado (no interest in) conducts the same work by Stravinsky plus many other works by the composer on the received wrong... Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by Björn Westberg
The Finale has no sensitivity, eroticism, or magic. Just listen to the solo hornist couched in quivering strings in Dutoit's Montreal band, or Stravinsky's hornist with the... Read morePublished on April 6, 2009 by John Scott
The Golden Age
Several years ago I bought out the entire LP collection of a classical radio station that was going out-of-business. Read more
This 1959 performance was one of my first Stravinsky acquisitions forty years ago. It was absolutely thrilling then, and its "Living Presence" sound is better still on CD. Read morePublished on March 21, 2008 by shep