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5.0 out of 5 stars A last, a version to die for!, 8 Nov 2013
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D. Riley "David Stephen Riley" (Poole, Dorset, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, The Firebird - Stravinksy and the Ballet Russes 100th Anniversary Collectors' Edition (Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet / Valery Gergiev) DVD BOOK [2013] (DVD)
I have several versions of both The Rite and Firebird on DVD and without exception none has not lived up to my hopes - the version in my imagination has always been better! But for the first time along comes a production which ticks all the boxes and more. This new release is nothing short of magnificent- very Russian with authentic costume, choreography and dancing of the highest order, all superbly recorded and two of the greatest ballets ever conceived on the same DVD. No matter how long you wait it gets no better than this - believe me! Rush out and get your copy, this production deserves all the accolades and it certainly gets all my votes!
David Rilet, Poole, Dorset
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime re-staging of Le Sacre's original performance!, 23 May 2014
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This review is from: Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, The Firebird - Stravinksy and the Ballet Russes 100th Anniversary Collectors' Edition (Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet / Valery Gergiev) DVD BOOK [2013] (DVD)
For as long as I've known Igor Stravinsky's masterpiece Le Sacre du Printemps, and learned about the tremendous scandal it caused at first staging, I dreamt of listening to, and watching that exact first performance. For many decades, this was impossible, since the choreography seemed to be lost, and not too many recounts of actual witnesses seemed to have survived.

Now, at the 100th anniversary of Le Sacre, my dream came true! All the pieces of the reconstruction puzzle have been unearthened by this diligent ballet dancing couple after decades of research and interviews, and the restaging was performed with the top-notch Mariinsky Orchestra with the even more perfect conductor Valéry Gergiev. All original costumes were re-created, the original choreography was performed, as well as the very first version of the music.
And to top it all off, it was recorded onto DVD and Blu-Ray!

It was quite emotional for me to watch this outstanding performance, to feel that I was witness as close as I could be to the very first staging, everything falling into place, a decades long quest and dream coming to a close!

And as if thát weren't enough, there's also the re-staging of the original performance of The Firebird!

Beyond words, filled with gratitude <3 <3 <3!!!
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