In reviews of recorded performances by others of Le sacre du printemps, Stravinsky contradicted his metronome markings and his own recorded performance tempos. His preferred tempos in the reviews encompass a range wider than the markings imply, yet more narrow than his own performance tempos suggest.
Buxbaum, Erica Heisler
"Stravinsky, Tempo, and Le Sacre,"
Performance Practice Review:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/ppr/vol1/iss1/6