From pagan savagery to refined Classical elegance via a masterpiece of oblique ritual, these new 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.
Music: Igor Stravinsky.
1-15: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) Scenes of pagan Russia in two parts (1947 revision)
16: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920)
17-26: Apollon musagète (1947 revision)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle 2013
Running Time: 75:36 mins