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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 in 1, March 1 2013
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This review is from: Rite Of Spring; Firebird; Pétrouchka (Audio CD)
For once , Abbado did it . LSO is outstanding .
Rite of Spring among the top contender, Firebird the best I heard, together with Petrushka, Pulcinella & Jeu de Cartes
make up the total 5 . Dollar for more . Better than Chailly 87, Haitink 74 , C.Davis 75 sets .
1975 - 81 sound is excellent .
Rite of Spring only : there are Muti/Philadelphia 79 , Dorati/DetriotSO 81 , Solti/CSO 74 .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Needless to say, it's excellent., Dec 4 1999
This review is from: Rite Of Spring; Firebird; Pétrouchka (Audio CD)
How we miss Abbado in the LSO, he had a great rapport with the orchestra and it shows in these sensational CD's from the 70's and early 80's. His understanding of Stravinsky and his wizard-like handling of colours and textures have not been equalled. On top of it, there is the goddess Teresa Berganza in Pulcinella. Go and buy this set!.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Interpretations of Stravinsky From Abbado, March 26 2002
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John Kwok (New York, NY USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rite Of Spring; Firebird; Pétrouchka (Audio CD)
This magnificient two CD set contains some of Abbado's finest recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra. His great interpretations of Stravinsky's scores can easily hold their own against those from the likes of Bernstein, Boulez, Haitink, and more recent interpreters such as Gergiev. His "Le Scare du printemps" is one of the most dramatic recordings I've heard, replete with tense, vibrant playing from the London Symphony Orchestra. It is a visceral, emotionally raw account pulsating with energy. Equally noteworthy is his splendid interpretation of "L'Oiseau de feu", which is a brisk, dramatic performance. Both "Jeu de cartes" and the entire score of "Pulcinella" are very pleasant surprises too. My only slight criticism is Abbado's interpretation of "Petrouchka" which doesn't sound as dramatic as Haitink's with the London Philharmonic. The sound quality on these image bit digitally remastered CDs is absolutely stunning; it sounds as good as contemporary recordings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un Petrushka estupendo., Oct. 15 2001
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Francisco J. Muñoz (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Rite Of Spring; Firebird; Pétrouchka (Audio CD)
Bueno, mi comentario es solamente de Petrushka (Lo tengo en un disco suelto, como originalmente salió al mercado).
Abbado desde el primer acorde del Ballet nos sumerge a un mundo sonoro cálido y lleno de detalles exquisitos, exponiendo la partitura de Stravinsky con toda su belleza. Abbado hace un manejo de balances perfecto, apoyado por excelentes instrumentistas de la London Symphony Orchestra. Utiliza la versión de 1911 que en ciertos pasajes se forman dentro de la orquesta, conjuntos de cámara, en forma más delicada que en la versión revisada de 1947.
Esta versión junto con la de Boulez con la New York Philharmonic (Sony), no confundir con la posterior en Deutsche Grammophon y la orquesta de Cleveland, son mis favoritas de la partitura original (1911). Para la versión revisada (1947), recomiendo Antal Dorati en Mercury.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for Abbado, May 25 1999
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This review is from: Rite Of Spring; Firebird; Pétrouchka (Audio CD)
A great performance by Abbado and the orchestra, even though the sound of the recording is not as good as the performance, except for Pétroushka. Still, I recomend this CD if you are interested in Stravinsky
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