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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; The Firebird Suite (1919) ()

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composed by Igor Stravinsky, Sergey Prokofiev

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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; The Firebird Suite (1919) - Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
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  1. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra
  2. L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), concert suite for orchestra No. 2
  3. Scythian Suite, for orchestra, Op. 20
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This is the "Masterworks Expanded Edition" of Leonard Bernstein's Quadrophonic 1972 London Symphony Orchestra recording of Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps. It was Bernstein's second go at the work in the studio, the first being made at the tail end of the mono era in January 1958 with the New York Philharmonic. CBS was very heavily into "Quad," and this justified a second recording of Bernstein in Le Sacre du printemps in order to show off the boom and bang of the new system. Whereas the 1972 Sacre is definitely ...

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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; The Firebird Suite (1919) 2004, Sony Classical

UPC: 827969308028

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