Ernest Ansermet’s long friendship with Igor Stravinsky enabled him to witness the birth of some of the composer’s most important creations. This proved to be of incalculable worth in his interpretation of the works he premiered for Stravinsksy.
The OSR is fully equal to its fine reputation. Ernest Ansermet’s competence as an interpreter is evident throughout.
Acoustically, this pressing offers advantages over the original. Here the orchestra resonates with a full, natural and mellow sound that blossoms into a veritable garden of tonality extending around and behind the loudspeakers.
This new edition of Stravinsky’s The Firebird is a true stereophonic delight.