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Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet; Fireworks, Op. 4 / Schwarz, Seattle SO

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra
>Stravinsky, Igor : Fireworks, Op. 4
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The scintillating orchestral effects of Fireworks so impressed Sergey Dyagilev that the impresario was prompted to commission a new work from Stravinsky for his Ballet russes. Telling of Prince Ivan's fantastic adventures in the demonic Kastchei's magic realm, The Firebird is a virtuoso composition in every regard; its colorful sonorities and dramatic impact brought Stravinsky instant celebrity and led to his successful ballets Petrushka (Naxos 8571222) and The Rite of Spring (Naxos 8571223). This recording has been acclaimed as "polished and brilliant" (Gramophone).

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
Firebird is well played, sweeping, leisurely, and sometimes mysterious. That would seem to recommend it.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Seattle Center Opera House, USA.



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>Stravinsky, Igor : L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony
  • Notes: Seattle Center Opera House, USA (10/20/1986/10/21/1986)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1910

>Stravinsky, Igor : Fireworks, Op. 4
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Notes: Seattle Center Opera House, USA (01/04/1988/01/05/1988)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908