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This is my favorite Stravinsky disc, along with Boulez' and Dorati's Firebird.
The precision that Boulez brings out in this performance makes this Rite a pleasure to hear; its delicate and intricate passages come across clearly.
So, if you want to hear Stravinsky's music being rushed and basically just blown off, get another recording.
I've always loved Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. The more versions I listen to the more I appreciate this amazing work and the individual performances of it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Douglas Burkett
03-21-2014 Of all the Great Com posers, I probably know the least about Stravinsky, as I have always felt him too restrictive and dependent on ballet. Read morePublished 11 months ago by NUC MED TECH
See my review of Barenboim and the CSO on Teldec at the other listing. For some reason, here, there are both reviews for Barenboim/Teldec, and Boulez/DG.
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This 1992 pairing of Stravinsky's two masterpieces is so obviously no fun that even the slavish Gramophone, after spending a column of special pleading about how marvelous the... Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by Santa Fe Listener
Whether it was through studio manipulation or Boulez' conducting mastery (I suspect both), this recording of Le Sacre and Petrouchka stands out for its orchestral precision and... Read morePublished on November 10, 2009 by Joseph M. Perorazio
It's a wonderful thing to hear these pieces performed with different interpretations. Stravinsky's recordings on Columbia with the NY Philharmonic present them to us in a way that... Read morePublished on December 1, 2008 by Robert M. Freedman
I always find it amazing that record companies, in this case Teldec, don't take the little extra effort to turn a good product into a great one. Read morePublished on February 1, 2006 by Redgecko
...that's the Cleveland way. It's definitely note perfect, but perhaps unfulfilling and uninspiring in some sections of both pieces. Read morePublished on June 20, 2005 by T. McKay