LPO – 0105
Made in Lithuania
1 Audio CD
© 2018 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.
℗ 2018 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.
Recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London, on 5 May 1992 (Petrushka) and 10 May 1992 (The Firebird).
Post-production and Mastering: Eleanor Walton, K&A Productions
Publishers: Boosey&Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd (Petrushka); Chester Music Ltd (The Firebird)
Total playing time: 59:46
Released: April 2018

CD: Stravinsky Petrushka and The Firebird

LPO conducted by Klaus Tennstedt

Stravinsky Petrushka
Stravinsky  The Firebird

Klaus Tennstedt conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra

The first two scores Igor Stravinsky composed for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes heralded the beginnings of a partnership that would span 20 years and eight ballets. They also catapulted the unknown young composer to overnight success and, soon after, notoriety. Under the baton of Klaus Tennstedt, the London Philharmonic Orchetra conjures Stravinsky's magical world of Petrushka, a clownish puppet brought to life, and an enchanted forest, home to an evil demon-king, an intrepid prince and the mysterious Firebird.

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Reviews

"Tennstedt's Petrushka has a rugged feel... the Orchestra really digs into the score, relishing its earthy folklike qualities"
Mark Pullinger, Gramophone, July 2018