Music: Classical Records: Jun. 2, 1961

Stravinsky Conducts—1960(Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky conducting; Columbia, 3 LPs). This labor of love and profit offers Stravinsky's own readings of Le Sacre du Printemps and Petroushka, plus his recorded commentary on the composition of Le Sacre ("The idea of Le Sacre du Printemps came to me while I was still composing ze Firebird"). The performances have his expectable tautness and clarity. The accompanying text and pictures make the album a fitting tribute to one of modern music's living monuments.

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Birgit Nilsson, Fritz Uhl, Regina Resnik, Tom Krause; the...

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