ECHO Klassik Award for "Best Recording of the Year: Symphonic Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries"


Teodor Currentzis, musicAeterna orchestra


Stravinsky — The Rite Of Spring

Sony Classical, 2015 CD, LP

Teodor Currentzis:
“What I want to offer with this music is the pure Russian essence of the piece. I want you, the listener, to discover the real musical scent of this deep end of the world.
The Riot is not yet another embodiment of some orchestral ideology. It resembles a utopian game, expressing an unbelievable truth. It is the charting of the ecstatic on a map. A scroll. The fulfillment of the primordial idea in a modern urban symphonic space.”

Gramophone, Mark Pullinger
Sony’s optical illusion cover image will give you a headache and with just 35 minutes of music for a full-price disc, it’s tantamount to daylight robbery, but Currentzis is a most persuasive highwayman.

Gramophone, Mark Pullinger
The Introduction is entrancing: siren bassoon, seductive D clarinet and ripe bass clarinet combine over violin pizzicatos that are so light they’re almost fragile. The speed and aggression for ‘The Augurs of Spring’ is demonic, coming in at under three minutes.

BBC Music Magazine, David Nice
…the best recording of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring I can remember. That’s quite a claim, and the proportions of song and rhythm, of detail and the sheer volume of sound, are in perfect yet electrifying equilibrium.

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