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  PRD/DSD 350 057 (2 discs)
  Stravinsky: The Firebird etc
  Stravinsky: The Firebird, Les Noces (The Wedding), Symphony in C, L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), Three Pieces for String Quartet, Concertino for String Quartet, Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)
Prague Radio Choir & Symphony Orchestra
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Vaclav Neumann (conductor)
Boston Chamber Players
Tokyo String Quartet
Musica Nova Pragensis
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Review by JJ July 25, 2012 (3 of 7 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Dedicated to the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, in brilliant interpretations, magnified by an exemplary DSD remastering, here, in two stereo SACDs, is a musical anthology that cannot be ignored. These analog tapes from concerts dating from 1970, 1971, 1980, 1983 and 1987 have here been remarkable restored. On the program are the full ballet “The Firebird” from 1910 with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Vaclav Neumann, the “Symphony in C” from 1940, with the same orchestra directed by Christoph von Dohnannyi, “Les Noces” with Brigita Sulcova (soprano), Miroslav Svejda (tenor), Anna Barova (mezzo-soprano), and Dalibor Jedlicka (bass), as well a the pianists Zdenek Jilek, Petr Adamec, Jiri Holema, and Stanislav Borgunia. Zdenek Kosler directs the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. The instrumental suite “L’Histoire du Soldat” is here interpreted by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, and the Tokyo String Quartet offers us the “Three Pieces for String Quartet” from 1914, as well as the “Concertino for String Quartet” dating from 1920. This copious program concludes with “Three Songs Based on Shakespeare” for mezzo-soprano, alto, flute, and clarinet, with Milada Boublikova, and the members of Musica Nova Pagensis. Here is a release not be missed.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 7  

Igor Stravinsky - 3 Pieces for String Quartet (1914)
Igor Stravinsky - 3 Songs from William Shakespeare (1953)
Igor Stravinsky - Concertino for String Quartet (1920)
Igor Stravinsky - L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) (1918)
Igor Stravinsky - L'oiseau de feu (Firebird) - Ballet (1910)
Igor Stravinsky - Les noces (The Wedding) (1914-17, 1919-23)
Igor Stravinsky - Symphony in C (1940)