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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.
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 7 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 7 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 15 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 16 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 18 months ago 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
This is a thouroughly enjoyable performance. I just hope your equipment and listening environment allow you to hear everything that's going on here. Read morePublished on January 4, 2009 by G. Durocher
An extraordinary performace, an extraordinary recording. The carillon feerique is breathtaking, the danse infernale electrifying. Read morePublished on July 24, 2008 by dbphoenix