Sunday, March 27, 2011
Just because it's so awesome.
Valery Gergiev's version is probably much faster than what Stravinsky had in mind (except for when it's slower). But it can't be denied, Gergiev has revved up the energy far past anything Stravinsky perhaps had in mind. Stravinsky's finicky fastidiousness is totally banished from Gergiev's Stravinsky, and try as I might, I can't bring myself to say that it's a bad thing.