Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 - Richard Hawley (clarinet); William Platt (drums); Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Paavo Järvi (conductor)
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  1. Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for orchestra
  2. Symphony No. 5, FS 97 (Op. 50)
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Paavo Järvi's recordings with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for Telarc show a maturity of interpretive depth. However, Järvi's 2004 recording coupling Stravinsky's Le sacra du printemps with Nielsen's Symphony No. 5 proves to be a mixed bag. Järvi's Le sacra is colorful and wonderfully shaped, but it somehow lacks rhythmic drive -- an essential compnent of the work. Likewise, Symphony No. 5 is sonically beautiful but missing dance and motion. These are perfectly pleasant, and in many ways impressive, recordings, but ...

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 2004, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408061523

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