Jan 21, 2012

Stravinsky: The Firebird & Scherzo fantastique

Profil Medien – PH11041

“Saraste directs a brilliant performance of both works, skilfully recorded so as to do justice to the suitably fantastic orchestration of this fantastic tale…The ‘Khorovod of the Princesses’ may sound more ‘Western’ than it does in Russian performances but it is gracefully and well done, and Saraste is excellent at keeping the sense of drama driving forward throughout the ballet’s length.”

Gramophone Magazine, January 2012

“Jukka-Pekka Saraste coaxes silvery, shimmering colours, glittering strings and wind and a lively, effervescent pace from the orchestra’s highly precise playing … Jukka-Pekka Saraste combines orchestral precision in the blending of the sounds and moods with a technically impeccable shading of the instruments and tone.”