Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty; Stravinsky: L’Oiseau de Feu – Suite


Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty; Stravinsky: L’Oiseau de Feu – Suite
Pierre Monteux
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4807089
Barcode
00028948070893
Format
1-CD
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PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
Ballet in three acts and a prologue – highlights

London Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux

IGOR STRAVINSKY
L’Oiseau de feu – Suite (1919 version)
The Firebird

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Pierre Monteux

Recording information

Recording Producers: James Walker (Sleeping Beauty); John Culshaw (The Firebird)
Recording Engineers: Ken Cress (Sleeping Beauty); Roy Wallace (The Firebird)
Recording Locations: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 3–6 June 1956 (Sleeping Beauty); Salle Wagram, Paris, France, 29–30 October 1956 (The Firebird)

Reviews

‘fresh, unbridled energy and unashamed virtuosity’ … ‘As might be expected Pierre Monteux refuses to over-sentimentalise and secures some very beautiful playing, and the recording is broad and spacious, but still gives plenty of detail, and has a degree of reverberation that I find very agreeable indeed.’ (Sleeping Beauty) Gramophone

‘Monteux gives a magical performance … the shaping of the Finale is of amazing beauty’ (The Firebird) Gramophone