Customer Review

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stravinsky - Les Noces (Pokrovsky Ensemble), 5 April 2003
This review is from: Les Noces, Village Songs/Pokrovsky (Audio CD)
This is a quite breathtaking CD. Pokrovsky uses skilfully chosen Russian singers to create an authentic folk sound. That sound is then used to stunning effect in 'Les Noces' which achieves a vibrancy unlike any performance I have ever heard. I would recommend this CD to anyone who enjoys the music of Stravinsky's "Russian period". What's more, the genuine Russian wedding songs which frame 'Les Noces' place it firmly in its social and aesthetic context in a unique way.
Although the computer controlled pianos lack a little of the bell-like resonance I think the composer wanted at the end of the piece, they also add a tempered sense of mechanical urgency to the rough and joyful voices.
On the whole - you must buy this CD!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Putney, London

Top Reviewer Ranking: 370,514