The last of his three commercial recordings was made with the New York Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Jan 5-6, 1960 in the St. Georges Hotel Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY. The last live performance to have been recorded and issued was with the Sept. 24, 1961 performance with the Swedish Radio Orchestra, issued on Discocorp LP RR-224. The flip side of that LP contains part of a rehearsal two days earlier.
Incidentally, his last commercial recording of Petrouchka, made Feb. 12, 15 & 17, 1960, was done with the Los Angeles Columbia Symphony Orchestra in American Legion Hall, LA, CA.. This and the Rite of Spring were issued together in a large LP-sized jewel case, coupled with his talk Apropos of Le Sacre on a third, single-faced record (sets D3L300 mono and D3S614 stereo; Apropos was recorded in NYC on Dec. 8, 1959, in Columbia's 30th St. Studio, if my memory is correct). The jewel case edition billed the orchestras for both performance as the Columbia Symphony. Unknown to virtually all purchasers, they were two completely different orchestras recorded 3000 miles apart!
The definitive Stravinsky discography is Philip Stuart's Igor Stravinsky - The Composer in the Recording Studio, published by Greenwood Press in 1991.
I hope this helps. It's probably more than you wanted to know!
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Last recording of Stravinsky conducting Rite of Spring
Does anyone know when was the last time Stravinsky recorded the Rite of
Spring, on which label and is it still available ANYWHERE?