Igor Stravinsky: The Rite

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / Alexander Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy - Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra (2001)

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / Alexander Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy - Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra (2001)
EAC rip | FLAC (image), log, cue, no scans | RAR Rec. 3% | 273 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Philips | Time: 55:20

Gergiev's is a Rite of Spring with a difference. He stresses the primitive barbarism of Stravinsky's groundbreaking score–the strange wheezings of the winds, the wild yawps of the tubas, and the deep rumblings of the bass drum. It's a Rite that stands out at a time when so many internationalized western orchestras give the piece an overlay of sophisticated polish that can rob it of the shock factor that drove the audience at the Paris premiere to riot. There are also numerous personal touches that can be controversial, such as the pause before the final chord, which may bother some but which work in the context of the interpretation. Gergiev's Rite faces strong competition from recorded versions by Markevitch, Dorati, Monteux, and Stravinsky himself, but it's definitely among the top choices. The Scriabin's less compelling, though still fascinating. Gergiev's approach tends to sound sectional, as the overall line is subordinated to momentary thrills. –Dan Davis
Igor Stravinsky - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015) (56 CDs Box Set)

Igor Stravinsky - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015) (56 CDs Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 56 CDs, 47h 09 min | 10,9 Gb | Scans -> 1,01 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Classical

Igor Stravinsky The Complete Columbia Album Collection is an unprecedented reissue of the complete recordings of his works that Igor Stravinsky made for CBS/American Columbia, bringing together for the very first time on CD all of the mono "Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky" recordings issued in the 1940s and 1950s alongside the more familiar stereo remakes from the 1960s, as well as all the authorized performances that Stravinsky's assistant Robert Craft conducted for the label in the composer's presence, after age and infirmity had restricted his own ability to do so.
Marc-André Hamelin & Leif Ove Andsnes - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc-André Hamelin & Leif Ove Andsnes - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:46 minutes | 998 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Shortly before its notorious Paris ballet premiere in 1913, this was essentially how The Rite of Spring first saw the light of day: Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin recapture the heady, visceral thrill which must have been in the air when Stravinsky sat down at the piano with Debussy to create this landmark of modernism.
Marc-André Hamelin & Leif Ove Andsnes - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2018)

Marc-André Hamelin & Leif Ove Andsnes - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 192 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 21 | Time: 64:46 min

Shortly before its notorious Paris ballet premiere in 1913, this was essentially how The Rite of Spring first saw the light of day: Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin recapture the heady, visceral thrill which must have been in the air when Stravinsky sat down at the piano with Debussy to create this landmark of modernism.
Ralph van Raat - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (Arr. V. Leyetchkiss for Piano) - Debussy: La mer, L. 109 (2018)

Ralph van Raat - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (Arr. V. Leyetchkiss for Piano) - Debussy: La mer, L. 109 (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:58:18 | 136 MB
Label: Naxos

Dutch pianist and musicologist Ralph van Raat, like his near-contemporary Steffen Schleiermacher, is in the unusual position of having established a thriving, major international performing career focusing entirely on music of the 20th and 21st centuries. He has been a passionate advocate of new works and has performed the premieres of numerous pieces by living composers, some of which were written especially for him. With a few exceptions, he has gravitated to the music of postmodernist and eclectic composers rather than the more cerebral modernists of the mid 20th century.
Vasily Petrenko & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2017)

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.
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Debussy: La mer Igor; Stravinsky: The Firebird (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Debussy: La mer Igor; Stravinsky: The Firebird (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:42 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Color is content in Debussy’s tone poem cum symphony and Stravinsky’s groundbreaking ballet. Not the only content, to be sure, but an important and distinctive element.
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring, Card Game, Concerto in D Major (A. Rahbari, R. Studt) (1995)

Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring, Card Game, Concerto in D Major (A. Rahbari, R. Studt) (1995)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Naxos, 8.553217 | rec: 1991 & 1993 | 345Mb

The Rite of Spring, with choreography by Nijinsky was first staged at the Theatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris in May, 1913. The work had already caused considerable trouble in Dyagilev's ballet company. Nijinsky, the principal male dancer, in 1912 began to replace Fokin as choreographer, and with The Rite of Spring he tackled a formidable task, to provide a new kind of dance for a plot of primitive symbolism and energy, coupled with music of a very new kind.
Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird - James Kudelka, National Ballet of Canada, Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (2015)

Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird - James Kudelka, National Ballet of Canada, Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (2015)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 24937 kbps; 29,970 fps | 00:52:51 | 13.84 GB
Audio: LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical - Ballet | Subtitles: None

The Firebird is an exciting one-hour dance special based on the mystical Russian folk tale of enchantment and love, and is set to Stravinsky’s fantastical ballet score. This adaption of James Kudelka’s masterpiece for the stage, combines classical ballet with magical visual effects.
Stravinsky, Igor: The Rite of Spring; Sibelius, Jan: Symphony No. 5 - London Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Jan Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 –
London Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein

Classical | DVD5 (no compression) | 4.01 GB | Picture: 4:3/B&W | Enhanced Mono | Region: 0 NTSC | Complete scans | FP & RS links
Publisher: ICA Classics | Recorded: 1966| Published: 2012

"Truly great performances; Bernstein at his magnetic best." - Recording of the Month; www.musicweb-international.com