CBSO, Andris Nelsons, Igor Stravinsky CD

Stravinsky – The Firebird and Symphony of Psalms

CD released 26th April 2010

Stravinsky - The Firebird & Symphony of Psalms

Review by Geoffrey Norris, Telegraph:

“The vibrant Russian colouring of The Firebird and the austerity of the Symphony of Psalms make for an uncommon coupling, but Nelsons and his Birmingham forces are wise to the marked differences of style. The volatility of The Firebird, Stravinsky’s first ballet for Diaghilev, is excitingly airborne in Nelsons’s hands, with plenty of the luminous orchestral detail that reveals Stravinsky as the direct heir to Rimsky-Korsakov.” …..

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