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Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring For 4 Hands & Orchestral Version

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Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring For 4 Hands & Orchestral Version
Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring For 4 Hands & Orchestral Version


The premiere of Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps is legendary. It caused a full-blown scandal in Paris in 1913 even though the highly informed public should have known what was coming: during the previous year the composer had participated in the premiere of the piano duo version of this epochal work. Even years later Claude Debussy wrote that the memory of this premiere was like "a beautiful nightmare." He supplied the second pair of hands during its performance, and from that time forth his admiration for his colleague, who was twenty years his junior, went over into boundless enthusiasm. This recording offers the version for 4 hands, coupled with the orchestral version as a direct comparison. Recorded in MDG's 3 dimensional 2+2+2 surround sound, this is a truly sonic experience for the ears!


  1. Name
  2. Version For Piano 4 Hands Part 1: Ladoration De La Terre - Introduction
  3. Les Augures Printaniers - Danses Des Adolescentes
  4. Jeu Du Rapt
  5. Rondes Printanière
  6. Jeux Des Cités
  7. Cortège Du Sage -
  8. Le Sage
  9. Danse De La Terre
  10. Part 2: Le Sacrifice - Introduction
  11. Cercles Mysteriéux Des Adolescentes
  12. Glorification Délue
  13. Évocation Des Ancêtres
  14. Action Rituelle Des Ancêtres
  15. Danse Sacrale: Lélue
  16. Version For Orchestra -
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