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October 27, 2015

Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird (1910)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conducting.

"The Firebird (French: L'Oiseau de feu; Russian: Жар-птица, Zhar-ptitsa) is a ballet by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, written for the 1910 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, with choreography by Michel Fokine. The scenario by Alexandre Benois and Michel Fokine is based on Russian fairy tales of the magical glowing bird that can be both a blessing and a curse to its owner. At the premiere on 25 June 1910 in Paris, the work was an instant success with both audience and critics."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 27, 2015 02:24 AM