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STRAVINSKY: LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS (20 CD COMMEMORATIVE BOXED SET)
STRAVINSKY: LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS (20 CD COMMEMORATIVE BOXED SET)

STRAVINSKY: LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS (20 CD COMMEMORATIVE BOXED SET)

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This 20 CD set celebrates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring in Paris on 29 May 1913. It is widely regarded as the most significant event in 20th century classical music and the shock of this revolutionary score can still be felt today.

Included in this collection are all 38 versions ever made of the work from the catalogues of Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips an extraordinary initiative.

In addition to the six recordings included in the 4 CD set, are classic performances by Leonard Bernstein, Bernard Haitink, Herbert von Karajan and Sir Georg Solti. The set also includes three recordings of the composers arrangement for piano duet.

Also included is an historical 1935 recording from the archives of Deutsche Grammophon of Stravinskys Violin Concerto, conducted by the composer himself, with Samuel Dushkin as the soloist, who gave the premiere performance of the work.

Stravinsky:
The Rite of Spring
1921 version; recorded in 1946
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum
The Rite of Spring
1921 version; recorded in 1950
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1954
RIAS Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1954
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1956
Orchestre des cento soli, Rudolf Albert
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1956
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Pierre Monteux
The Rite of Spring
1921 version; recorded in 1957
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1959
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1963
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1963
London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1969
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1972
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1973
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
The Rite of Spring
1921 version; recorded in 1974
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf
The Rite of Spring
1921 version; recorded in 1974
Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1974
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1975
London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1976
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Colin Davis
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1977
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
The Rite of Spring
1913 version; recorded in 1978
National Youth Orchestra, Simon Rattle
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1979
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1981
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati
The Rite of Spring
1913 version; recorded in 1982
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
The Rite of Spring
1921 version; recorded in 1984
Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Charles Dutoit
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1985
The Cleveland Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1991
The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1991
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1992
The MET Orchestra, James Levine
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1994
Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester, Berlin, Vladimir Ashkenazy
The Rite of Spring
version unknown; recorded in 1995
Orchestre de Paris, Semyon Bychkov
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1995
Berliner Philharmoniker, Bernard Haitink
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 1999
Kirov Orchestra, St Petersburg, Valery Gergiev
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 2006
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 2007
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Myung-Whun Chung
The Rite of Spring
1947 version; recorded in 2010
Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel
The Rite of Spring
1913 version for two pianos; recorded in 1968
Bracha Eden & Alexander Tamir (piano)
The Rite of Spring
1913 version for two pianos; recorded in 1983
Güher & Süher Pekinel (piano)
The Rite of Spring
1913 version for two pianos; recorded in 1990
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Andrei Gavrilov (piano)
Violin Concerto in D
Bonus CD. recorded in 1935
Samuel Dushkin (violin)
Lamoureux Concert Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky