Antal Dorati / London Symphony Orchestra
: Mercury Living Presence, Stravinsky – The Firebird (Complete Ballet)

Mercury Living Presence, Stravinsky – The Firebird (Complete Ballet)

Antal Dorati / London Symphony Orchestra

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  • Release Date 26 November 2021
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Vinyl LP
Revolutionary in its time, ‘The Firebird’ is a story in musical textures and dynamics perfectly suited to the Mercury technique and now mastered at half-speed by Abbey Road. Dorati and the LSO present each nuance of Stravinsky’s score in perfect scale and balance and are heard here in incredible detail and fidelity.
Side A
1 Introduction  
2 Kashchei’s enchanted garden  
3 Appearance of the Firebird pursued by Ivan Tsarevich  
4 Dance of the Firebird  
5 Ivan Tsarevich capture the Firebird  
6 Supplication of the Firebird  
7 Appearance of the thirteen enchanted Princesses  
8 Game of the Princesses with the golden apples  
9 Sudden appearance of Ivan Tsarevich  
10 Round dance of the Princesses  
Side B
1 Daybreak  
2 Magic carillon, appearance of Kashchei’s guardian monsters and capture of Ivan Tsarevich  
3 Arrival of Kashchei  
4 Dialogue between Ivan Tsarevich and Kashchei  
5 Intercession of the Princesses  
6 Intervention of the Firebird  
7 Dance of Kashchei’s retinue under the spell of the Firebird  
8 Infernal dance of all Kashchei’s subjects  
9 Lullaby of the Firebird  
10 Kashchei’s awakening  
11 Kashchei’s death – Darkness  
12 Collapse of Kashchei’s palace and dissolution of all enchantments – Reanimation of the petrified prisoners – General rejoicing