Vasily Petrenko & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:43 min | 262 MB
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017
Three works inspired by Spring – Stravinsky’s iconic and revolutionary 1913 ballet The Rite of Spring depicts Russian pagan tribes celebrating the emergence of Spring with frenzied dances and ritual sacrifice. The music has a rhythmic complexity and violence that caused a riot to break out at its premier in Paris. Rachmaninov’s Spring Cantata tells the story of a husband who has struggled through the harsh Russian winter knowing his wife has been having an affair with a younger man. He swears he will kill them, but on seeing the wonder of spring all around him, relents and forgives them both.