Stuart Neill – Stravinsky’s Persephone

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“Here’s a Stravinsky set to raise eyebrows. Where is Petrouchka, the standard coupling for Firebird and Rite in collections of the great early Stravinsky ballet scores? Instead, we get the too rarely heard Persephone, and it’s the highlight of the set.

Stuart Neill’s tenor is a big plus,

and the orchestra and chorus play and sing with involvement. Michael Tilson Thomas brings out the cool tenderness of the score, and the recording, made at a live performance, is truthful.”

- Editorial Review

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