CLASSICAL CD of THE WEEK (26 March-1 April)
|This week’s CD, on the ABC Classics label and supplied to us by Universal Music Australia, is titled ‘Stravinsky,’ featuring the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Robertson.
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra present a live account of three seminal works: Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. Stravinsky first achieved international fame with these works, which were commissioned for – and first performed by – Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes. Premiered during the period stretching from 1910 to 1913, these ballets revolutionized music: