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So I applaud Gergiev's lush, colorful yet extremely detailed reading.
This does not happen always by any means and one wonders if those conductors have any real practical experience of what the music is really about.
Both pieces on this recording show why Gergiev is one of the most acclaimed conductors in the world in this repertoire.
revisiting stravinsky from years ago … this may require few listens to qualify the overall disc..Published 2 months ago by BEATLEBACH
Powerfull, fast, brilliant, and the sound is amazing... Play it loud!!Published 3 months ago by CGOSPSA
Stravinsky played Russians and conducted by a Russian. What a winning combination! There are many recordings of this seminal work and this one is at the top!Published 14 months ago by C. B. Murray
I have a couple of Sacre recordings, and this one is together with Dutoit/Montreal the best in my collection. Very much recommended!Published 15 months ago by F. Van Voorst
Look, I could go on and on, but I'm 51 and I'm an audiophile. I lived in London for quite a few years. I've heard this piece live, recorded, and over the radio. Read morePublished 23 months ago by LondonLover
This pair of recordings made in 1995 (Stravinsky) and 1997 (Scriabin) in two different venues successfully sound well matched sonically. Read morePublished 24 months ago by I. Giles
This is a rare type of Firebird in that it's an architectural approach that fuses all the scenes together in a symphonic fashion. Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by dv_forever
This 1995 recording of The Firebird seems to be a favorite for many Stravinsky fans; and let's face it, what many people base their opinion on is the finale. Read morePublished on February 6, 2012 by Filmprof
I fully agree with the ratings of the other reviewers and this would be my top recommendation for recordings of this work both on the grounds of interpretation and most certainly... Read morePublished on September 14, 2011 by P. J. Ross