4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
All the right notes - just not necessarily in the right order...,
This review is from: Stravinsky : Le Sacre Du Printemps - Petrouchka (Audio CD)
OK. I have to be honest and say I bought this pair of CD's in a Charity shop for a pound! For that, I'm grateful! I'd have been slightly miffed had I paid full price. Morecambe and Wise couldn't have done it better.
The music making at all levels is terrific. The USSR SO play with real savagery under Svetlanov. The recording is a bit rough but does actually help give atmosphere to these amazing scores. The problem is the second part of the 'Rite of Spring'. The tape editors have muddled up the bits of tape in the second part so the 'Evocation of the Ancestors' section ends up in the wrong place! Such a shame this should be spoiled by careless technical presentation.
They played all the right notes - just not necessarily in the right order...!