STRAVINSKY LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS XRCD24
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Mastered by Alan Yoshida
This important composition written between 1911 and 1913 by Igor Stravinsky
was based upon a vision he had while writing another piece: "I saw in
imagination a solemn pagan rite: wise elders, seated in a circle, watching a
young girl dancing herself to death. They were sacrificing her to propitiate the
god of spring". The first performance of this work at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees
in Paris provoked one of the most famous riots in musical history. This
performance of the Rite of Spring was made in Chicago’s Medinah during three
sessions on May 14, 1974. Conducted by the world renowned Georg Solti and the
Chicago Symphony, this recording captures the mood and essence that Stravinksy
originally intended. Feel the sound of Stravinsky’s Russia and her past on this
very special XRCD24.
The 24 bit super analog extended resolution compact disc (xrcd24) from JVC
brings the listener higher fidelity and improved audio quality by enhancing the
process of mastering and manufacturing compact discs. The xrcd24 is compatible
with all CD Players.
Recorded May 14th, 1974 in the Medinah Themple, Chicago, USA.
Producer: Ray Minshull
Engineers: James Lock and Kenneth Wilkinson
Executive Producer: Kevin Berg
This XRCD24 was produced by Akira Taguchi.
XRCD24 mastered by Alan Yoshida at Ocean Way/JVC Mastering Hollywood California.
Musicians: Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Georg Solti.
1. Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth
2. Part 2: The Sacrafice