The Rite of Spring

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Vasily Petrenko

The first release in Vasily Petrenko's cycle of Stravinsky ballet scores with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862–1918)*
1 Très modéré
2 Modéré

Vesna op.20* (Spring Cantata)

Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
I: L’Adoration de la terre (Adoration of the Earth) 
4 Introduction
5 Les Augures printaniers (The Augurs of Spring)
6 Jeu du rapt (Ritual of Abduction)
7 Rondes printanières (Spring Rounds)
8 Jeux des cités rivales (Ritual of the Rival tribes)
9 Cortège du sage: Le Sage (Procession of The Sage)
10 Le Sage (The Sage)
11 Danse de la terre (Dance of the Earth)

II: Le Sacrifice (The Sacrifice) 
12 Introduction
13 Cercles mystérieux des adolescente (Mystic Circles of the Young Girls)
14 Glorification de l’élue (Glorification of the Chosen One)
15 Évocation des ancêtres (Evocation of the Ancestors)
16 Action rituelle des ancêtres (Ritual dance of the Ancestors)
17 Danse sacrale (L’Élue) Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)

*Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir

Spring has inspired composers through the centuries, sometimes explicitly in such works as Vivaldi’s so-named concerto in The Four Seasons, or symbolically as in Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Sleeping Beauty.

The three works on this album, composed within a 30-year period, were each created in very different circumstances, yet all have in common the theme of how mankind relates to the phenomenon of spring.


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