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Stravinsky: The Firebird (Original Version) - Petrushka (1947 Version)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Robert Craft

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The Firebird (original version)  
1.1
Introduction
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
2:34
1.2
Scene I: Night. Kastchei's Enchanted Garden
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:40
1.3
Scene I: The Firebird enters, pursued by Ivan Tsarevich
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
2:16
1.4
Scene I: The Firebird's Dance
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:20
1.5
Scene I: Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
0:55
1.6
Scene I: The Firebird begs to be released
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
5:27
1.7
Scene I: Entrance of the Thirteen Enchanted Princesses
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
2:17
1.8
Scene I: The Princesses play with the golden apples (Scherzo)
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
2:31
1.9
Scene I: Ivan Tsarevich appears
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
0:59
1.10
Scene I: The Princesses' Khorovod (Round Dance)
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
4:37
1.11
Scene I: Daybreak
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:28
1.12
Scene I: Ivan Tsarevich, entering Kastchei's palace...
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:35
1.13
Scene I: The entrance of Kastchei the Immortal
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:08
1.14
Scene I: Dialogue between Kastchei and Ivan Tsarevich
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:03
1.15
Scene I: The Princesses plead for mercy
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:04
1.16
Scene I: The Firebird enters
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
0:36
1.17
Scene I: Dance of Kastchei's retinue under the Firebird's magic spell
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
0:49
1.18
Scene I: Infernal Dance of Kastchei and his subjects under the Firebird's magic spell
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
4:38
1.19
Scene I: The Firebird's Lullaby
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
2:29
1.20
Scene I: Kastchei awakens
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:09
1.21
Scene I: Kastchei's death
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:20
1.22
Scene II: Kastchei's spell is broken, his palace disappears, and the Petrified Knights return to life. General Thanksgiving....
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
2:55
Petrushka (1947 version)  
1.23
Tableau I: The Shrove-Tide Fair
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
5:12
1.24
Tableau I: The Mountebank
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:49
1.25
Tableau I: Russian Dance
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
2:42
1.26
Tableau II: In Petrushka's Cell (Impetuoso)
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
4:24
1.27
Tableau III: The Blackamoor
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
2:26
1.28
Tableau III: The Ballerina
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
0:45
1.29
Tableau III: Valse - Ballerina and Blackamoor (Lento cantabile)
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
3:12
1.30
Tableau IV: The Shrove-Tide Fair
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:09
1.31
Tableau IV: The Dance of the Wet-Nurses
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
2:33
1.32
Tableau IV: Peasant with Bear
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:23
1.33
Tableau IV: Gypsies and a Rake Vendor
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:10
1.34
Tableau IV: Dance of the Coachmen
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
2:02
1.35
Tableau IV: Masqueraders
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:35
1.36
Tableau IV: The Scuffle (Blackmoor and Petrushka)
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
0:51
1.37
Tableau IV: Death of Petrushka
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
0:44
1.38
Tableau IV: Police and the Juggler
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
1:13
1.39
Tableau IV: Vociferation of Petrushka's Ghost
Igor Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra; Robert Craft
0:51
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    78:51
"The clarity of sound brings out the extra transparency of Petrushka in the revised 1947 scoring, with the Russian Dance biting in its impact ... Craft inspires a taut performance which holds the structure together, while bringing out the atmospheric beauty of this warmest of Stravinsky’s scores ... the Philharmonia brass is vividly caught ..." - The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music "Precise rhythms and careful attention to instrumental balance, particularly in the harmonically piquant Russian Dance and the heavily scored Fourth Tableau, effectively capture the music’s characterful mix of folk-like charm and mechanical, toy sounds. The Philharmonia soloists also play very well." - ClassicsToday.com Conductor Robert Craft, a superb Stravinsky interpreter, leads the Philharmonia Orchestra on this innovative release, the first recording of the complete original version of Stravinsky’s most popular work The Firebird. Among the many differences between this version and its predecessors is the restoration of two long, valveless trumpets on stage, each playing a single note standing out above the entire orchestra. This is a thrilling effect, in all likelihood heard for the first time since 1910.
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