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RE: I couldn't disagree more - Stravinsky over Bernstein any day......Yikes!

"...... Bernstein smokes any of Aaron's attempts and it the same Stravinsky...."

I really blew that sentence bro.....very embarrassed. What I MEANT to say is that I prefer Bernstein's recordings of Copeland as opposed to the attempts by the composer himself. I didn't mean that Lenny was a master with Stravinsky. I totally and entirely agree with your opinion of Bernstein's Stravinsky. I rarely listen to any of my pressings that I picked up over the years.

My preference for Stravinsky is Markevitch, Fricay, and Dorati........all of their mono recordings especially. Dorati is on all those drop dead gorgeous Mercury Monos !! The other two did their versions on DGG.

For stereo recordings, I find all sorts of newer digital attempts preferable to vinyl with the exception of Dorati's Stereo Mercury of "Rite" and Ansermet's Petrushka on UK Decca SKL or London Blueback. Boulez does a great Le Noces on 1970s Nonesuch that I find very convincing, but I find a modern SACD preferable.

To be honest, I don't have a strong opinion as to The Firebird.....other than Dorati's Mono.

There.....I think I've explained myself more accurately.

Regards, Tom B.

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