All of Stravinsky at Your Fingertips

Alex Ross notes that you can purchase a boxed set of almost everything Strvinsky ever wrote (that’s 22 CDs of music) for £17.99. Though this deal isn’t available in the States, Ross says his boxed set took only 8 days to transit the Atlantic.

That is one incredible price (and it becomes more and more incredible as the pound continues to take a beating), but I will say that Strvinsky is the set’s conductor, and I have heard that he isn’t the best interpretor of his works.

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ah, yes. That box set made my Christmas. I can’t say I’ve managed to listen to much more than a tenth of it yet though.

“I have heard that he isn’t the best interpretor of his works.”
Mmm, I don’t know about that. I’ve owned several recordings of The Rite of Spring, and the performace Stravinsky conducted, which used to be available on Columbia Records, is unbeatable.

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