That's the one that Goran recommended to Ben. I couldn't find it on the Amazon web site. I got mine when it was first released, at J&R down on Park Row in NYC. It was one of my very last visits to that store before they closed.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Last recording of Stravinsky conducting Rite of Spring
This one contains 2013 remasterings by Andreas Meyer.
On Thu, Jun 13, 2019, 4:46 PM Carl <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There was an article (in Hi Fidelity or Stereo Review - I don't remember
> which) in which Stravinsky critiques some recordings of RoS by other
> conductors. It's a hoot! You can find it in one of the collections of his
> writings with Robert Craft. I recall he was very proud of his own effort,
> especially as it was done (as he claimed of most of the his recordings -
> apparently never satisfied with how Columbia treated him) with minimal
> It is a good sounding recording and comes through surprisingly well in the
> old remastering CBS/Sony did for the first CD issues of his Stereo catalog.
> I have the ultra-cheap Works of Igor Stravinsky 22-disk box set and it
> obviously comes from those same digital masters made back in the 80s or
> early 90s. Some recordings have their high frequencies cut off and only
> minimal bass. Some, like the symphonies and concertos, sound pretty legit.
> I've held on to some of the LPs, as they come closer to the event.
> Does anyone know if Sony has revisited any of these sessions in new
> masterings? Judging from the revelations in the recent complete Szell box,
> we still haven't heard the true sound of Stravinsky, or many other
> treasures in those vaults. (Thinking of Dennis as I type this.)
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: "Gary A. Galo" <[log in to unmask]>
> >Sent: Jun 13, 2019 6:42 PM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Last recording of
> Stravinsky conducting Rite of Spring
> >I agree with Goran on the merits of the 1960 performance, and the two-CD
> set he recommends - it's a must have. That set is, unfortunately, out of
> print, so if you want it, order it now from the Amazon UK link that he
> showed. Remaining stock may not last long. Amazon in the US no longer has
> it, nor does ArkivMusic, and I could not find a copy on eBay.
> >Alternatives are:
> >All of his Columbia recordings are now available in this box:
> >Judging from the "Original Jackets" it looks like there are also three
> LPs worth of RCA Victor material from the late 1940s. Sony owns both
> catalogs and has been combining Columbia and RCA Victor material in some of
> their other box sets devoted to artists who recorded for both labels.
> >I don't agree with the "conventional" wisdom on Stravinsky as a
> conductor. Yes, judged purely on his conducting technique, he was terrible.
> But, if you listen to his rehearsals, he was very good at explaining to his
> players what he wanted. By the time he had musicians who could actually
> play his music well, he turned out some really fine recorded performances.
> They are, in my view, essential for anyone interested in his music.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Goran Finnberg [log in to unmask]
> >Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:01 PM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Last recording of Stravinsky conducting
> Rite of Spring
> >Ben Roth:
> >>Does anyone know when was the last time Stravinsky recorded the Rite of
> >>Spring, on which label and is it still available ANYWHERE?
> >CBS did record extensively with Stravinsky.
> >The 1940 recording is coupled with the 1960 recording in this deluxe
> double CD album.
> >The recording sound quality in the 1960 recording is really good and much
> better than what CBS did in the 70´s and later.
> >Strongly recommended.
> >Best regards,
> >Goran Finnberg
> >The Mastering Room AB
> >E-mail: [log in to unmask]
> >Learn from the mistakes of others, you can never live long enough to
> >make them all yourself. - John Luther
> >(")_(") VovVov, Nero & Smurfen:RIP