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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 12:09 PM

One Rite to rule them all.

I've always been obsessed with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, devouring every performance of it I can find.

I have my faves - I enjoy what Barenboim did with CSO, Gergiev's and Solti's. But so far, the one that grips me the most is Tilson Thomas' interpretation.



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JHan Apr 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #1
dhill926 Apr 2019 #2
JHan Apr 2019 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #4
JHan Apr 2019 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #6
JHan Apr 2019 #7
JHan Apr 2019 #8
geralmar May 2019 #9
geralmar May 2019 #10

Response to JHan (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 12:12 PM

1. Check out Salonen and the LA Philharmonic.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 12:24 PM

2. I have seen this live...

but haven't heard the recording. Amazing....

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 12:54 PM

3. Salonen's interpretation really punches you in the gut.

I love the intensity. ...and both he and Thomas emphasize percussion beautifully. Tilson edges out all for me because he is so so attuned to the piece, he unearths sections that get lost or not heard in other interpretations.

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Response to JHan (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 01:33 PM

4. I heard it on my car radio one day

and I had to sit in a parking lot and listen until it was over to find out who the orchestra and conductor were, because it was so good and so intense that I absolutely had to have the recording. I don't know the Thomas one but I'll try to find a sample.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 02:39 PM

5. check his work with San Francisco Symphony.

edit: his Stravinsky work is just incredible to me.

He also recently did his farewell tour with SFS. Coincidentally, Salonen will succeed him as musical director.

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Response to JHan (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 05:53 PM

6. I just listened to parts of your Youtube links - great performance!

Very exciting. It's hard to believe The Rite of Spring is over 100 years old.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 06:14 PM

7. and has lost none of its impact..

I listen to it and ...

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:37 PM

8. LOL I just listened to Boulez' Rite again. There are just too many good versions out there.

I'm too obsessed.

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