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Stravinsky: The Firebird (Complete); Sibelius; Tchaikovsky & Chopin / Andrew Litton

Audio Samples

  1. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version): Introduction $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene 1: The Firebird Enters, Pursued By Ivan Tsarevich $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich Captures the Firebird $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene 1: The Firebird Begs to Be Released $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene 1: Entrance of the Thirteen Enchanted Princesses $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene 1: The Princesses Play With the Golden Apples [Scherzo] $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich Appears $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene 1: Daybreak $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene 1: The Entrance of Kastchei the Immortal $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene 1: Dialogue Between Kastchei and Ivan Tsarevich $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene 1: The Princesses Plead for Mercy $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene I: The Firebird Enters $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Stravinsky — The Firebird (Original Version), Scene 1: Kastchei Awakens $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Stravinsky — The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 (Arr. I. Stravinsky for Orchestra), Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Stravinsky — The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 (Arr. I. Stravinsky for Orchestra), Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Variation 1: Tempo di valse $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Stravinsky — The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 (Arr. I. Stravinsky for Orchestra), Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Variation 2: Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Stravinsky — The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 (Arr. I. Stravinsky for Orchestra), Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Coda - Con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Stravinsky — Canzonetta, Op. 62a (Arr. I. Stravinsky for Orchestra) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Stravinsky — Nocturne No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 32, No. 2 (Arr. I. Stravinsky for Orchestra) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Stravinsky — Waltz No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 18, "Grande valse brillante" (Arr. I. Stravinsky for Orchestra) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Stravinsky — Greeting Prelude $0.99 on iTunes

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, May 2012
The playing on this disc from Andrew Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic is in many ways marvellous, with a good sense of pace throughout much of the ballet. Recorded sound is sensational, especially in surround...The caveat, though, is that...there is much excellent music-making but not such convincing drama.

The Guardian, 29th March 2012
The fine grain of the recording ensures that nothing in this remarkable score is missed; the Bergen orchestra really is a very fine ensemble these days. Yet too often it's hard to believe that this is a work that was intended for the theatre.

Gramophone Magazine, June 2012
Litton allows [The Firebird] more delicacy than some of its later interpreters, to its great advantage in such moments as the very opening...If Kashchey has sounded more formidable in the hands of others (including the composer himself), Litton gives the old sorcerer a spectral quality that is at least as sinister. It is all beautifully played, not least thanks to a woodwind section of players who really listen to one another.



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