Stravinsky: The Firebird & Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d'Or

After their critically acclaimed recording of The Rite of Spring, the award-winning team of Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra continue their survey of the Stravinsky ballets with The Firebird. Stravinsky was Rimsky-Korsakov’s star pupil, and his influence on can be detected clearly in this opulent and exciting score. It is coupled with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Golden Cockerel suite, which was arranged from the music of his 1909 opera based on a story by Pushkin.

Stravinsky: The Firebird & Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d'Or

Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

7th Dec 2018

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Stravinsky: The Firebird & Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d'Or

The sound-worlds of the two pieces are as strikingly similar as the stories which inspired them, with shimmering strings and glittering brass and high percussion conjuring an atmosphere of exoticism and enchantment, and Petrenko’s acute ear for balance ensures that every magical detail registers…The clean, spare textures reminded me more than ever of the kinship between The Firebird and Petrushka or even The Rake’s Progress.

 

Tracklisting

Rimsky Korsakov: Le Coq d’Or Suite

Stravinsky: The Firebird

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