Ballet `The Rite of Spring`s` (1913)
Scenes from pagan Russia in two part
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London Symphony Orchestra
4 hand piano version. Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas. Rec. 1980.
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein. Sony Classical. Rec. April 1972, London.
Orchestre national de la Radio-Télévision française. Recorded in Paris (France). Taken from a LP released by NONESUCH (USA) in 1964.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen - conductor.
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - conductor. Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, January 2010.
Orchestre national de France, conductor - Daniele Gatti. 18 September 2008, Paris, Theatre des Champs-Elysees.
New York Philharmonic, conductor - Alan Gilbert. Avery Fisher Hall, New York, 19 September 2012.
Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard - conductor. Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, 26 February 2009.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stephane Deneve - conductor. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 4 May 2012.
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Dorati recorded the `Rite` twice with this orchestra and this 1959 stereo recording on Mercury Living Presence is regarded as the greatest of all `Rite` recordings. Brutal, pagan, violent and totally overwhelming. no other performance comes close!
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. This is the 1953 mono recording Dorati made of the `rite` with this orchestra. The performance is abrasive, sharp and very powerful. Transferred from the Mercury Livinng Presence vinyl LP (so please excuse the occasional penetration of surface noise in the quiter moments - its well worth it to experience this amazing interpretation!)
The Rite of Spring, 1913 version. London Symphony Orchestra / Conductor Robert Craft. Rec. 1-4 July 1995, London.
MusicAeterna (Perm) & Teodor Currentzis (conductor) / 2015
Live recording - 27 Feb. 1986
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / BIS / 2011
Arr. by the composer for 2 pianos. Alexei Lubimov (Yamaha), Alexei Zuev (Steinway). Recorded at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, December 21015 - February 2016
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch.
RCA Victor Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta – conductor. 16 January 2000, Musikvereinsaal, Vienna.
Bavarian State Orchestra, Zubin Mehta – conductor. 24 March 1997, Prinzregententheater, Munich.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Staatskapelle Dresden, Yannick Nezet-Seguin - conductor. Semperoper, Dresden, 15 January 2012.
Minnesota Orchestra. Recorded in USA, 1960s.
January 5-6, 1960, New York.
April 29, 1940, New York.
The Orchestre Symphonique (of Paris). May 7-10, 1929, Paris.
RIAS Orchestra Berlin. March 11-13, 1954, Berlin.
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Daniel Harding - conductor. Berwald Hall, Stockholm, 12 November 2010.
French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - conductor. Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 20 March 2009.
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons - conductor. Philharmonie, Munich, 16 January 2009.