℗ 2012 BIS Records
Released February 7, 2012
Duration 1h 09m 53s
Record Label BIS
Catalogue No. BIS-SACD-1874
Genre Classical (Ballet)
 

Stravinsky: The Firebird

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton

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The Firebird (original 1910 version)  
1.1
Introduction
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
2:26
1.2
Scene 1: Night. Kastchei's Enchanted Garden
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
1:38
1.3
Scene 1: The Firebird enters, pursued by Ivan Tsarevich
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
2:17
1.4
Scene 1: The Firebird's Dance
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
1:19
1.5
Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
0:51
1.6
Scene 1: The Firebird begs to be released
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
5:46
1.7
Scene 1: Entrance of the Thirteen Enchanted Princesses
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
2:34
1.8
Scene 1: The Princesses play with the golden apples (Scherzo)
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
2:32
1.9
Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich appears
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
1:16
1.10
Scene 1: The Princesses' Khorovod (Round Dance)
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
4:58
1.11
Scene 1: Daybreak
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
1:24
1.12
Scene 1: Magic Carillon - Appearance of Kastchei's Guardian Monsters - Capture of Ivan Tsarevich
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
1:26
1.13
Scene 1: The entrance of Kastchei the Immortal
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
1:10
1.14
Scene 1: Dialogue between Kastchei and Ivan Tsarevich
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
1:24
1.15
Scene 1: The Princesses plead for mercy
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
1:12
1.16
Scene I: The Firebird enters
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
0:31
1.17
Scene 1: Dance of Kastchei's retinue under the Firebird's magic spell
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
0:44
1.18
Scene 1: Infernal Dance of Kastchei and his subjects under the Firebird's magic spell
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
4:30
1.19
Scene 1: The Firebird's Lullaby
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
2:58
1.20
Scene 1: Kastchei awakens
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
0:56
1.21
Scene 1: Kastchei's death
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
1:31
1.22
Scene 2: Kastchei's spell is broken, his palace disappears, and the Petrified Knights return to life. General Thanksgiving
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
3:31
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66  
1.23
Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Adagio
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
2:10
1.24
Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Variation 1: Tempo di valse
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
0:45
1.25
Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Variation 2: Andantino
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
0:43
1.26
Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Coda - Con moto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
1:28
1.27
Canzonetta, Op. 62a (arr. by I. Stravinsky for Orchestra)
Jean Sibelius; Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
3:24
1.28
Nocturne No. 10 in A Flat Major, Op. 32, No. 2 (arr. by I. Stravinsky for Orchestra)
Frédéric Chopin; Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
7:31
1.29
Waltz No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 18, "Grande valse brillante" (arr. by I. Stravinsky for Orchestra)
Frédéric Chopin; Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
6:07
1.30
Greeting Prelude
Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton
0:51
Digital Booklet
"(The playing) is in many ways marvellous, with a good sense of pace throughout ... recorded sound is sensational ... there is much excellent music making ..." - BBC Music Magazine "Litton allows (The Firebird) more delicacy than some of its later interpreters, to its great advantage in such moments as the very opening ... it is all beautifully played, not least thanks to a woodwind section of players who really listen to one another." - Gramophone "... Litton’s previous disc (was sensational) and this Firebird is just as fine ... the Infernal Dance is brilliantly played, with exciting, hard-hitting rhythms. Indeed, Litton’s control of rhythm, allied to remarkably clear textures even in the most thickly scored passages, is what keeps the music flowing effortlessly ... you have to hear the performance whole. The couplings also are very imaginative and a welcome change from the usual short Stravinsky items ... as with The Firebird, the performances are ideal: ideally paced, limpid in texture and immaculately played ... captivating programming. As usual with recordings from this source, the engineering is state of the art. A great disc." - ClassicsToday.com Andrew Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra won awards and international praise in 2011 for a previous Stravinsky recording; this follow-up a year later was equally acclaimed. In addition to The Firebird, the programme includes Stravinsky's orchestrations of two Chopin piano compositions and 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 conductor who led the world premieres of both Petrushka and The Rite of Spring some 40 years earlier.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters
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Album average
Range of values
-9.80
-22.44 to 0.00
-33.62
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9 to 17
1
Introduction
-22.44-45.5410
2
Scene 1: Night. Kastchei's Enchanted Garden
-18.75-43.1214
3
Scene 1: The Firebird enters, pursued by Ivan Tsarevich
-11.29-36.3314
4
Scene 1: The Firebird's Dance
-10.20-33.4415
5
Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird
-8.92-34.4615
6
Scene 1: The Firebird begs to be released
-13.10-36.9314
7
Scene 1: Entrance of the Thirteen Enchanted Princesses
-15.70-40.6715
8
Scene 1: The Princesses play with the golden apples (Scherzo)
-14.59-35.9714
9
Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich appears
-19.61-38.109
10
Scene 1: The Princesses' Khorovod (Round Dance)
-10.70-35.1113
11
Scene 1: Daybreak
-11.11-35.3812
12
Scene 1: Magic Carillon - Appearance of Kastchei's Guardian Monsters - Capture of Ivan Tsarevich
-6.72-29.5714
13
Scene 1: The entrance of Kastchei the Immortal
-1.88-34.3310
14
Scene 1: Dialogue between Kastchei and Ivan Tsarevich
-2.11-29.8313
15
Scene 1: The Princesses plead for mercy
-4.33-29.3115
16
Scene I: The Firebird enters
-18.76-37.5911
17
Scene 1: Dance of Kastchei's retinue under the Firebird's magic spell
-8.78-32.7511
18
Scene 1: Infernal Dance of Kastchei and his subjects under the Firebird's magic spell
0.00-26.8517
19
Scene 1: The Firebird's Lullaby
-20.30-41.1912
20
Scene 1: Kastchei awakens
-7.65-29.2911
21
Scene 1: Kastchei's death
-0.09-30.6112
22
Scene 2: Kastchei's spell is broken, his palace disappears, and the Petrified Knights return to life. General Thanksgiving
-0.64-24.4315
23
Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Adagio
-11.38-32.2413
24
Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Variation 1: Tempo di valse
-6.11-25.7411
25
Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Variation 2: Andantino
-11.90-34.9813
26
Act III: Bluebird Pas de deux: Coda - Con moto
-7.04-31.5213
27
Canzonetta, Op. 62a (arr. by I. Stravinsky for Orchestra)
-12.74-33.3711
28
Nocturne No. 10 in A Flat Major, Op. 32, No. 2 (arr. by I. Stravinsky for Orchestra)
-10.77-33.1513
29
Waltz No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 18, "Grande valse brillante" (arr. by I. Stravinsky for Orchestra)
-5.72-30.3116
30
Greeting Prelude
-0.58-26.6614

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