Firebird

£12.00

 The music commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev for his Ballet Russes has generated some of the most inventive and popular orchestral works of the 20th Century.

Led by Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer, these recordings capture the excitement and vibrancy of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in live performance – the first recording made in their new home of BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales. This is the first release in a series of three with future repertoire including The Rite of Spring and Petrushka.
Live performance of The Firebird:
“It was, in short, one of the finest performances I have heard the BBC National Orchestra of Wales give in recent years. Both precise and evocative, exceptionally transparent in texture where it needed to be, rich and full elsewhere, this was a magical reading of a remarkable score.”
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SKU: SIGCD165

What people are saying

“This fresh sounding live recording from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Thierry Fischer, the first made in the BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff, certainly has a sense of occasion about it, with the audience erupting as the finale chorale reaches its exultant conclusion.”

BBC Music Magazine
     

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer, conductor 
 

 

Release date:27th Jul 2009
Order code:SIGCD165
Barcode: 635212016527

  1. Scherzo Fantastique – Igor Stravinsky – 13.46
  2. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Introduction – Igor Stravinsky – 2.42
  3. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Le Jardin Enchant? de Kastchei – Igor Stravinsky – 1.43
  4. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Apparition de L’Oiseau de Feu, poursuivi par Ivan Tsar?vitch – Igor Stravinsky – 2.21
  5. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Danse de L’Oiseau de Feu – Igor Stravinsky – 1.23
  6. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Capture de L’Oiseau de Feu par Ivan Tsar?vitch – Igor Stravinsky – 0.57
  7. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Supplications de L’Oiseau de Feu – Igor Stravinsky – 9.13
  8. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Jeu des Princesses avec les Pommes D’Or (Scherzo) – Igor Stravinsky – 2.36
  9. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Brusque Apparition d’Ivan Tsar?vitch – Igor Stravinsky – 1.26
  10. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Corovod (Ronde) des Princesses – Igor Stravinsky – 4.52
  11. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Lever du Jour – Igor Stravinsky – 1.42
  12. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Carillon F??rique, Apparition des Monstres – Gardiens de Kastchei et Capture d’Ivan Tsar?vitch – Igor Stravinsky – 5.06
  13. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Danse de la Suite de Kastchei Enchant?e par L’Oiseau de Feu – Igor Stravinsky – 0.48
  14. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Danse Infernale de Tous les Sujets de Kastchei – Igor Stravinsky – 10.33
  15. The Firebird (L’Oiseau de Feu): Disparition du Palais et des Sortil?ges de Kastchei, Animation – Igor Stravinsky – 3.44