Igor Stravinsky -The Firebird Suite (1919 Version)   - Free Download @ Alexander Street Press
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Igor Stravinsky -The Firebird Suite (1919 Version) - Free Download @ Alexander Street Press

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Found 2nd Dec 2014
The Finale Is Often Used By Rock Band Yes As An Opener ... Stunning Work !!!

Russian composer Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) made a tremendous international debut with three ballets: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911), and The Rite of Spring (1913). These ballets were commissioned by the esteemed impresario of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev. The first, The Firebird, was commissioned when Stravinsky was a relatively unknown composer. Just 28, Stravinsky had composed some instrumental, choral, and vocal works under the tutelage of Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, but never a ballet. Diaghilev had also never commissioned a work for the Ballets Russes before The Firebird, so it was a risky venture for both that resulted in a resounding success. The story is based on a popular Russian folktale of a magical bird that, first caught by Prince Ivan, vows to help the prince escape the wiles of the evil Kashchei in exchange for its freedom.

The full 45-minute ballet is in two tableaux, and Stravinsky rearranged the ballet into three orchestral suites in 1911, 1919, and 1945. This version is of the 1919 suite, performed by the Orchestre National de Lille under the direction of Jean-Claude Casadesus.

The Firebird Suite (1919), Mvt. 2: Introduction - The Firebird's Dance - Variation of the Firebird 4:48

The Firebird Suite (1919), Mvt. 4: The Princesses' Round Dance 4:56

The Firebird Suite (1919), Mvt. 5: King Katschei's Infernal Dance - Lullaby - Finale 11:42

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Original Poster

Yes - Firebird Suite


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Edited by: "Boz" 2nd Dec 2014

Thanks OP

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wordsworth

Thanks OP



You're Welcome

Shame it's such a rubbish bit rate. No wonder it's free.

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loiterer

Shame it's such a rubbish bit rate. No wonder it's free.



As far as compression rates 128kbps is quite acceptable to listen to
I've heard much worse and yes it's free , you are welcome to purchase lossless versions
available at numerous sites.
You are always welcome to post a better version in this forum should you wish to so we
can all benefit from your efforts.

Below is compression rates explained in detail for your info.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…MP3

Edited by: "Boz" 3rd Dec 2014
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