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Dorati is my goto for Rite of Spring. Either version.

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I quite enjoy the Bernstein reading, but my favourites are Ancerl/Czech Phil, Boulez/Cleveland and Dorati/Detroit SO.

 

All good IMO.

 

Nice to see Ancerl and the Czech Phil. mentioned.

The CZ Phil is a personal favorite orchestra for me in general.

Me too.  Their unique rythmic, timbral and stylistic quirks are so affecting.  This orchestra sits apart from others with its individual sound - something many have lost today.

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Stravinsky's own recording is of course an important document.

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Stravinsky's own recording is of course an important document.

Yessir.

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Stravinsky's own recording is of course an important document.
This is interesting, because for me it is "only" an important document. I don't feel anything magical about it.
Nice inputs so far. Thanks guys.
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This is interesting, because for me it is "only" an important document. I don't feel anything magical about it.
Nice inputs so far. Thanks guys.

I agree it's maybe not the most "magical" performance but any opportunity to hear a great composer interpret their own work is a privilege for me.

 

Stravinsky was not generally regarded to be a great conductor though.

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I never listened to Boulez/Cleveland but it comes quite often when the Stravinsky's Rite subject comes to the table....

 

LIsten to the Boulez/Cleveland.

It's amazing.

The performance is as good as any and the sonics are incomparable IMO.

 

 

In all seriousness listen to the Boulez/Cleveland.

I even know several Boulez haters who were blown away by it.

 

What record label do you like the Boulez/Cleveland on?  Amazon has a few listed.

 

I picked up the Elliot Carter on your recommendation quoted below, nice.

 

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And, in your opinion, who sounds on? smily_headphones1.gif


I like this one..

 


Edited by Quinto - 1/29/14 at 12:47pm
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What record label do you like the Boulez/Cleveland on?  Amazon has a few listed.

 

I picked up the Elliot Carter on your recommendation quoted below, nice.

 

 

Boulez/Cleveland I prefer the newer recording on Deutche Grammophon.

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What record label do you like the Boulez/Cleveland on?  Amazon has a few listed.

 

I picked up the Elliot Carter on your recommendation quoted below, nice.

 

 

I'm glad you enjoy the Carter!

I first came across this recording of the double concerto(on LP) in high school

and it confused me more than any other recording of anything

before or since.

 

It took me a while to hear it.

 

I'm glad the CD reissue has the other pieces with it as I find it makes the whole package more approachable.

 

There is another great(more confident if not better IMO) of the double concerto:

 

The other pieces on this disc are also interesting but not the same stature as the Carter.

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I like this one..

 

 

I'm glad you mentioned this one.I've read mixed reviews but have not heard it.

Curious though...

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Thanks, perhapss.  :beerchug: 

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Thanks, perhapss.  :beerchug: 

 

You're quite welcome.

It makes me happy to know someone actually cares about the modern music I've recommended :smile: .

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I never listened to Boulez/Cleveland but it comes quite often when the Stravinsky's Rite subject comes to the table....

LIsten to the Boulez/Cleveland.
It's amazing.
The performance is as good as any and the sonics are incomparable IMO.


In all seriousness listen to the Boulez/Cleveland.
I even know several Boulez haters who were blown away by it.

What record label do you like the Boulez/Cleveland on?  Amazon has a few listed.

I picked up the Elliot Carter on your recommendation quoted below, nice.
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The Boulez Rite I'm referring to is the DG one. It's absolutely demonstration worthy in terms of sound quality.
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Stravinsky's own recording is of course an important document.
This is interesting, because for me it is "only" an important document. I don't feel anything magical about it.
Nice inputs so far. Thanks guys.

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This is interesting, because for me it is "only" an important document. I don't feel anything magical about it.

Nice inputs so far. Thanks guys.
I agree it's maybe not the most "magical" performance but any opportunity to hear a great composer interpret their own work is a privilege for me.

Stravinsky was not generally regarded to be a great conductor though.
Yes, I feel the same. Still, it was very interesting to hear his tempos and approach. The big difference with many other performances is the lack of Hollywood style histrionics and hysteria, which is maybe closer to how Stravinsky conceived it, whether we like it or not!
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