Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Try it in the dark

The Stravinsky arrived as promised on Monday. Slightly thrown by the Decca branding until I worked out Phillips had been absorbed into Decca in 1999.

Fantastic recording of an extraordinary piece of music. Definitely early modern rather than late romantic in style. The atonal composition is quite a shock after Beethoven's 5th. Incredibly atmospheric. Try it on a windy night with the lights off in front of a log fire - magical...

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