Igor Stravinsky -The Rite of Spring - DTS (SBU) (Size: 751.6 MB)
Artist: Igor Stravinsky
Title: Right Of Spring
Source: (stereo CD) Petrouchka (1947 Version) Recorded November 24, 1969, Symphony Hall Boston, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas, Piano
The Rite Of Spring Recorded July 1, 1968, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Fireworks, Op. 4 (Fantasy for Orchestra),Recorded July 8, 1969, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Type: DTS-CD (2 discs)
5.1 Conversion Method: SuroundByUs.com
The Boston Symphony was at the peak of its powers when it engaged the 34-year-old Seiji Ozawa for this 1969 recording of Petrushka, in which the orchestra's then 24-year-old assistant conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas, played the extensive solo piano part. Ozawa, in those years, was capable of striking sparks with any orchestra he faced, and there is a palpable sense of excitement to the Petrushka he uncorks here. The accounts of The Rite of Spring and Fireworks, recorded in 1968 with the Chicago Symphony, are equally dynamic and colorful. BMG's long-awaited 24/96 remastering unleashes the breathtakingly open sound of the original tapes for the first time on CD, and may require a volume cut to preserve peace with the neighbors. --Ted Libbey
This is an absolute breath-taking, lively record of Stravinsky's most famous & astounding works. Le sacre du printemps (Rite of Spring) and Fireworks are both ballet music and were originally composed to be accompaniments to the theatrical show on stage - yet they have gained fame as standalone music rather than accompaniments, as the music itself is very challenging for the dancers to dance to (Rite of Spring, much more so than Fireworks) and the music themselves do not need any visual aid to deliver to the listeners the original story of the music.
Petrouchka is equally amazing and absolutely stunning. Michael Tilson Thomas, who is now better known as the music director of San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and recently, the conductor for the Youtube Symphony, is at piano with Boston Symphony Orchestra with Seiji Ozawa conducting.
There is a reason why the definition and view on 'Classical music' has changed forever after Stravinsky published these works and caused a revolution in the field.
Like the Beethoven Symphonies, Stravinsky's orchestral works are few that every conductor must do his/her own version of and leave his/her imprint in the history of Classical music and Seiji Ozawa, with CSO and BSO, proves his point in this matter. - lldoryll
This is a 5.1 DTS encoded cd. You burn it just like any other cd (wav and cue file included) but it requires a DTS decoder to playback. Otherwise you will just get a blast of noise (un-decoded DTS)!
Some instructions here: http://www.surroundbyus.com/sbu/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15
The short version is you play this in CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, or Game Console, with a DIGITAL connection (SPDIF or HDMI) to a Receiver with a DTS decoder. For DVD, Blu-Ray, Game Console, some settings may be necessary to ensure 44.1 Khz audio is BIT STREAMED to your receiver.
Some software players, such as foobar2000, can also be taught to play back DTS CDs or the included DTS encoded wav and cue files.