Le Sacre du Printemps (2018)

Stravinsky

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Daniele Gatti

Ever since its scandalous 1913 premiere the orchestra repertoire wouldn't be complete without Igor Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra archive alone lists 118 performances since 1924, when Pierre Monteux, conductor of the Paris premiere, led the orchestra. In 1926 Stravinsky himself conducted the RCO in the Sacre twice on one day to much acclaim and since Eduard van Beinum all RCO chief conductors have performed Le Sacre. To this already impressive list Daniele Gatti has now added his brilliant interpretation. 

Four years before his death, in 1914, Debussy himself led the Concertgebouw Orchestra in his Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and was met at the stage door by an applauding crowd after the performance. Stravinsky made his first guest appearance with the orchestra in 1924, after which he returned regularly. He conducted his Sacre twice in a single day in 1926 to long and loud ovations. 

Recorded live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 11, 12 & 19 January 2017 

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is lauded by the most authoritative international critics as one of the world’s greatest orchestras. Known for its unique sound and stylistic flexibility, it has worked with all the leading composers and conductors. Indeed, such composers as Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss and Igor Stravinsky conducted the orchestra on more than one occasion. Only seven chief conductors have led the orchestra since it was founded in 1888: Willem Kes, Willem Mengelberg, Eduard van Beinum, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Mariss Jansons and – starting in the 2016–17 season – Daniele Gatti. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Academy provides instruction in orchestral playing to young, talented musicians. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra undertook an extensive world tour in 2013 on the occasion of its 125th anniversary. Her Royal Highness Queen Máxima is the orchestra’s patron.

photo by Anne Dokter (from Press Photos on Artist Website)

Daniele Gatti

Considered the ‘foremost conductor of his generation,’Italian conductor Daniele Gatti has galvanized the music world with his dramatic and instinctive style. A charismatic maestro, he demonstrates an equal mastery of the orchestra and the opera stage, delivering consistently probing inter-pretations imbued with fire and refined sensitivity.

Music Director of the Royal Phil-harmonic Orchestra since 1996, Gatti has inspired audiences and critics alike with his enraptured performances; his recordings have attracted enthusiastic notices. Since 1998, Gatti is also Music Director of Bologna’s opera house, the Teatro Comunale, and has conducted opera to great acclaim the world over. 
A native of Milan, Daniele Gatti studied piano and violin at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, earning his degree in composition and conducting. Following his La Scala début at the age of 27, he led productions at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Berlin Staats-oper and New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Maestro Gatti was Music Director of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome from 1992 to 1997 as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Opera

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Le Sacre du Printemps (2018)

Stravinsky

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Bachtrack

… such beauty and unmatched quality. A truly memorable performance.

Marc Kalf

    Het Parool

Grand and enchanting.

Erik Voermans

Le Sacre du Printemps (2018)

Stravinsky

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Digital Converters:Horus
Microphones:Neumann and Schoeps with Polyhymnia custom electronics
Producer:Everett Porter
Recording Engineer:Everett Porter
Recording location:Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Recording Software:Merging Technologies Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate:DXD
Speakers:Grimm Audio and B&W Nautilus speakers

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Premiere partie - L'adoration de la terre
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