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Le Sacre du Printemps (CD) - Leonard Bernstein

Item# 887654691521

Le Sacre du Printemps (CD) - Leonard Bernstein
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Label: Sony Masterworks

"Wow!" Igor Stravinsky reportedly exclaimed after listening to Leonard Bernstein's astonishing recording with the New York Philharmonic of Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring). Bernstein's legendary 1958 performance has been remastered from the original analog tapes for this reissue, which also includes the original cover art of the iconic image by Gray Foy that would turn out to be the quintessential visual equivalent to Stravinsky's music.

Bernstein characterized this work as "only one of your everyday volcanic masterpieces... a miraculous new creation of such originality and power that still today it shocks and overwhelms us." 

“…Bernstein certainly gets the orchestra to play in top form, and his elastic tempos in the slow sections and driven pacing in the fast ones keep the listener spellbound. There are no perfect recordings of "Le Sacre du printemps," but it's easy to see why this one has stood the test of time and become a favorite of many.” – All Music Guide

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