The Rite of Spring

Igor Stravinsky.  The Rite of Spring (transcribed for solo piano by Vladimir Leyetchkiss)

Sergei Prokofiev.  Music from the ballet Cinderella (transcribed by Prokofiev)

℗ 2013 Centaur Records 

 

The only solo version of the Rite of Spring approved by Stravinsky is here recorded for the first time.

 

"Belsky gives us an extraordinary performance... Over and over I was astounded by the aural trickery that seemed to keep an ostinato pattern going when I knew that it had to be broken occasionally to get all of the other notes... Belsky does not miss any of the excitement, and her tempos are very much in line with orchestral readings. She uses a huge dynamic range from barely audible to thunderous."

 

       September/October 2014 issue of American Record Guide (by James Harrington)