Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements (1st movement) by Deutsche Grammophon published on 2013/10/25 13:42:58 +0000 Often compared to The Rite of Spring in terms of its rhythmic vitality, the Symphony in 3 Movements has a concertante piano part in the first movement and a solo role for the harp in the second; the instruments appear together in the finale. In the first movement, the initial tutti initial rush up through a ninth makes for an exhilarating opening, and the thematic material, tautly presented and cogently argued, always seems to be on the verge of explosion. Only at the coda does the music “relax” somewhat with a low bass-clarinet ostinato over sustained strings. Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein THE GREAT SYMPHONY VOTE Join us again to curate together with us a set of the 100 greatest symphonies. Tell us what repertoire to put into the set, and we will find the recordings. TO VOTE, simply comment in the track.