From pagan savagery to refined classical elegance via a masterpiece of oblique ritual, these recordings trace Stravinsky's eventful musical journey of creative curiosity and unquenchable originality. Sir Simon Rattle has long been acclaimed as a conductor of vivid insights in this music, and the Berliner Philharmoniker's virtuosity makes this a disc of aptly balletic power and poetry.
Composer: Igor Stravinsky.
1-15. The Rite of Spring: Le Sacre du printemps - Scenes of pagan Russia in two parts (1947 revision)
16. Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920)
17-26. Apollon musagète (1947 revision)
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Running Time: 75:36 mins
ROH Recommended Recording