Stravinsky: L’Oiseau de Feu – Performance & Rehearsal


Stravinsky: L’Oiseau de Feu – Performance & Rehearsal
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4803780
Barcode
00028948037803
Format
2-CD
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STRAVINSKY
CD1
The Firebird – complete ballet

CD2
Ansermet rehearses The Firebird

New Philharmonia Orchestra
Ernest Ansermet

Recording information

Recording Producer: John Mordler
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson
Recording Location: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, November 1968

Reviews

‘the sheer beauty of sound is a delight throughout, not just the subtlety and precision of the orchestral playing (which includes some very fine solo work) but the unexaggerated clarity of detail, the wholly natural and credible perspective and the finely-judged dynamic shadings … All these qualities are enhanced by the CD recording, which adds a degree of directness without damaging the spaciousness of the sound. Not the least virtue of Ansermet’s approach is the readiness with which it evokes dance. His interpretation still earns its place in the catalogue” Gramophone

‘The recording is of vintage Decca quality and remains demonstration-worthy on disc’ Penguin Guide ***