Number one for me is usually Boulez (Sony), but on other days it is Karajan's first.
I expect the BBC program will choose Rattle.
recording?! Oooh, controversial!! The one Stravinsky himself rubbished as "tempo di hoochie-coochie", or words to that effect? I really like Karajan's second recording, even though the brass sound far too rounded and civilised, as if they'd rather be playing Brahms, and the sudden disappearance of what had been a very loud and very impressive tam-tam in the Sacrificial Dance
is bloody annoying. But Karajan's first effort is one of the strangest Rites
I've ever heard.