Stravinsky: The Firebird

BIS: BISSACD1874

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Stravinsky: The Firebird

Label:

BIS

Catalogue No:

BISSACD1874

Discs:

1

Release date:

27th Feb 2012

Barcode:

7318599918747

Length:

71 minutes

Medium:

SACD (download also available)

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel
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Stravinsky: The Firebird


Chopin:

Nocturne No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 32 No. 2

orch. Igor Stravinsky

Waltz No. 1 in E flat major 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 18

orch. Igor Stravinsky

Sibelius:

Canzonetta, Op. 62a, from the incidental music to Kuolema

arr. Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky:

The Firebird

1910 Ballet Score

Greeting Prelude

Tchaikovsky:

The Sleeping Beauty: 'Bluebird' Pas de deux, arranged Stravinsky

arr. Igor Stravinsky


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Following the success of their recordings of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Litton here perform The Firebird.

The Firebird was Igor Stravinsky’s first full-length ballet, but not his first collaboration with Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes – he orchestrated two piano compositions by Chopin (also featured on this disc) for use in another project.

Andrew Litton here conducts the original ballet score.

The disc also includes arrangements of pieces by Tchaikovsky and Sibelius, ending with Stravinsky’s tongue-in-cheek 1955 Greeting Prelude for the 80th birthday of Pierre Monteux.

The Bergen Philharmonic’s disc featuring The Rite of Spring and Petrushka was met with critical acclaim – short-listed for a 2011 Gramophone Award, named Editor’s Choice in Classic FM Magazine.

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird (original version)

Introduction

Scene 1: Night. Kastchei's Enchanted Garden

Scene 1: The Firebird enters, pursued by Ivan Tsarevich

Scene 1: The Firebird's Dance

Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird

Scene 1: The Firebird begs to be released

Scene 1: Entrance of the Thirteen Enchanted Princesses

Scene 1: The Princesses play with the golden apples (Scherzo)

Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich appears

Scene 1: The Princesses' Khorovod (Round Dance)

Scene 1: Daybreak

Scene 1: Magic Carillon - Appearance of Kastchei's Guardian Monsters - Capture of Ivan Tsarevich

Scene 1: The entrance of Kastchei the Immortal

Scene 1: Dialogue between Kastchei and Ivan Tsarevich

Scene 1: The Princesses plead for mercy

Scene I: The Firebird enters

Scene 1: Dance of Kastchei's retinue under the Firebird's magic spell

Scene 1: Infernal Dance of Kastchei and his subjects under the Firebird's magic spell

Scene 1: The Firebird's Lullaby

Scene 1: Kastchei awakens

Scene 1: Kastchei's death

Scene 2: Kastchei's spell is broken, his palace disappears, and the Petrified Knights return to life. General Thanksgiving

Igor Stravinsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 (arr. I. Stravinsky for orchestra)

Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Adagio

Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Variation 1: Tempo di valse

Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Variation 2: Andantino

Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Coda - Con moto

Jean Sibelius: Canzonetta, Op. 62a (arr. I. Stravinsky for orchestra)

Canzonetta, Op. 62a (arr. I. Stravinsky for orchestra)

Fryderyk Chopin: Nocturne No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 32, No. 2 (arr. I. Stravinsky for orchestra)

Nocturne No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 32, No. 2 (arr. I. Stravinsky for orchestra)

Fryderyk Chopin: Waltz No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, "Grande valse brillante" (arr. I. Stravinsky for orchestra)

Waltz No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, "Grande valse brillante" (arr. I. Stravinsky for orchestra)

Igor Stravinsky: Greeting Prelude

Greeting Prelude

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”

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.”

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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