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STRAVINSKY: Firebird (The) (Piano Transcription)

Composer(s):Stravinsky, Igor
Artist(s) Biret, Idil, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.555999
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps

Considered the most ‘Russian’of Stravinsky’s major works, the origin of The Firebird lies in the impresario Sergey Dyagilev’s cost-cutting decision to concentrate on ballet, rather than opera. It takes its place in a lineage stretching from Glinka to Scriabin, making it an amalgam of Russian music past and present. Its first performance, at the Paris Opéra in 1910, was a phenomenal success and assured Stravinsky’s future as a composer. This transcription for solo piano is Stravinsky’s own, also dating from 1910.


Review By ,Record Geijutsu,June 2006



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