Paavo - like his father, Neeme - is clearly on a path to greatness. On this recording, as well as his of the "Firebird" and "Petrouchka", he draws a full-bodied, full-throated confidence from the Cincinnati Orchestra, and produces a very exciting and satisfying performance. I think this "Rite" ranks right up there with Montreal under Dutoit, with the added benefit of a seemingly "closer" recording which enables us to hear some of the finer orchestral details in the more complicated (it's all complicated!) passages. Very well done, well worth adding to your growing "Rite" collection, you will listen to it more than others!