Editors’ Notes Vasily Petrenko and his Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have built up a fine rapport over their years together and they’ve a particularly winning way with Russian music. Here, Stravinsky’s great ballet score, which digs deep into primeval emotions, receives a thrilling performance, full of detail and high-octane energy. It does what the work absolutely requires of its performers: to sound utterly fresh and original, and therefore shocking. Two other spring works add context: Rachmaninov’s cantata, where spring heals and cures, and Debussy’s two-movement suite, where Henri Büsser’s later orchestration gives this early piece an authentically Debussian sound world.

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Printemps, L. 61
Printemps, L. 61: I. Très modéré
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Printemps, L. 61: II. Modéré
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Spring Cantata, Op. 20
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "The Adoration of the Earth"
The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "The Adoration of the Earth": I. Introduction
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "The Adoration of the Earth": II. The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "The Adoration of the Earth": III. Ritual of Abduction
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "The Adoration of the Earth": IV. Spring Rounds
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "The Adoration of the Earth": V. Ritual of the Rival Tribes
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "The Adoration of the Earth": VI. Procession of the Sage
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "The Adoration of the Earth": VII. The Sage
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 "The Adoration of the Earth": VIII. Dance of the Earth
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice"
The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": I. Introduction
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": II. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": III. Glorification of the Chosen One
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": IV. Evocation of the Ancestors
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": V. Ritual Dance of the Ancestors
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The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": VI. Sacrificial Dance
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