Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition
by Various Artists
Released: Dec 2012
To celebrate the Rite's centenary, Decca re-released all 38 of its recordings in this 20-CD set. Go to the Decca website for a full breakdown of which version is which, but do not miss Antal Dorati's blistering, oft out-of-print 1959 reading with the Minneapolis Symphony (the eighth performance here). Many of the other takes are findable elsewhere, but Michael Tilson Thomas' early effort with the Boston Philharmonic (12th performance) isn't heard enough. And then there's Dorati (him again!) revisiting the ballet with the Detroit Symphony (22nd performance). Good to have these back again.
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