Mariss Jansons, conductor emeritus
Two of Stravinsky’s important ballet-scores are brought together on a fine-sounding SACD, performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under it’s chief conductor Mariss Jansons.
Recorded live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 25 June, 15 and 16 November 2006 (Sacre du Printemps) and 7 and 8 June, 14 December 2007 (l'Oiseau de feu).
From the press
"The Stravinsky was hair-raisingly exciting right from the opening notes in the lower strings with extraordinarily fierce lashes in a brilliant, rhythmically razor-sharp dance from hell and a broad, expansive finale."
- Mischa Spel, NRC Handelsblad, concert review Stravinsky – De vuurvogel
"Jansons’s Rite was hard and ruthless, raw, rough, barbaric, yet executed by a perfect ‘machine’ – the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – which gave an incredibly good performance."
- Sandra Kooke, Trouw concert review Stravinsky – Le sacre du printemps
"Jansons unleashes exceptional Rite"
- Erik Voermans, Het Parool, concert review Stravinsky – Le sacre du printemps