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Igor Stravinsky: L'Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird) / Jeu de Cartes - Orquesta Ciudad de Granada / Josep Pons
Stravinsky, Pons, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada
Igor Stravinsky: L'Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird) / Jeu de Cartes - Orquesta Ciudad de Granada / Josep Pons
Genre: Classical
 

      
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Unexpected Delight
03/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This disk is an Unexpected Delight. Josep Pons and his players manage a very subtle and sophisticated account of two of Stravinsky's ballets. Tempos are on the moderate side, but the balance and ensemble is tight and precise. A look at the roster reveals an orchestra of sixty some players who perform together like chamber musicians. But they can play with a full tone and at an exciting clip when it is necessary as in the Infernal Dance. The coupling is ideal. Jeu de Cartes is one of Stravinsky's neo-classical works that offers the listener a contrast of Stravinsky's various styles. Both pieces are played with vim and vigor yet with a lightness of touch, proving that a moderate sized orchestra can do these works full justice."