Eugene Goossens conducting the London Symphony Orchestra,
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This review is from: Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring (MP3 Download)
This review is for the LSO version with Eugene Goossens. First of all, 5 stars for the piece, but that was never in doubt. The problem here is the recording. I was looking for a cheap version of Rite of Spring, and at £0.69 this is pretty cheap. However, the quality is terrible. For some reason, they play it much too slowly and with little precision, to the point where I wondered if this was the youth orchestra version or something. The staccato theme in 'Augurs of Spring' is less 'pah-pah-pah-pah' than 'fwa-...-fwa-...-fwa-...-fwa' which is very annoying. I think I'll have to buy it again, but I'll stay safe this time and buy a CD version. Not happy with this one at all.