Stravinsky - Le Sacre du Printemps, The Firebird | Bel Air BAC241

Stravinsky - Le Sacre du Printemps, The Firebird

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Label: Bel Air

Cat No: BAC241

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 28th October 2016

Contents

Artists

Ekaterina Kondaurova
Ilya Kuznetsov
Marianna Pavlova
Vladimir Ponomarev
Alexandra Iosifidi
Elena Bazhenova
Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet

Conductor

Valery Gergiev

Works

Stravinsky, Igor

The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu)
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)

Artists

Ekaterina Kondaurova
Ilya Kuznetsov
Marianna Pavlova
Vladimir Ponomarev
Alexandra Iosifidi
Elena Bazhenova
Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet

Conductor

Valery Gergiev

About

In celebration of the creation of 'Le Sacre du printemps' in Paris in 1913, Bel Air present a new edition in a DVD-book of a wonderful Stravinsky night at the Mariinsky with the original Nijinsky version of the 'Rite of Spring' and 'The Firebird' both conducted by Valery Gergiev.

The premiere of 'The Rite of Spring' at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Paris, on May 1913 caused a veritable scandal. The audience was shocked by the primitive violence of the ballet. It was so radically rejected that the ballet was taken off after eight performances. Although long forgotten, Nijinsky’s original choreography has been recreated, thanks to the relentless work of Millicent Hodson.

'The Firebird' is a Russian folk tale in two scenes commissioned from the young Stravinsky by Diaghilev and premiered at the Paris Opera House in 1910. The ballet was an immediate success. The Ballets Russes enabled the choreographer Fokine to bring to this enterprise the right amount of novelty needed to captivate but not alienate the audience. It was a total success.


THE RITE OF SPRING
Choreography after Vaslav Nijinsky (1913)
Scenery, set, costumes: Igor Stravinsky and Nicholas Roerich
Reconstructed and staged by Millicent Hodson, Kenneth Archer
Lighting: Vladimir Lukin
Cast:
- The Chosen One: Alexandra Iosifidi
- 300-Year-Old Woman: Elena Bazhenova
- Shaman: Vladimir Ponomarev

THE FIREBIRD
choreography & libretto: Michel Fokine (1910)
Reconstruction: Isabelle Fokine, Andris Liepa
Set and costume design: Anna and Anatoly Nezhny after original sketches by Alexander Golovin, Léon Bakst and Michel Fokine
Cast:
- The Firebird: Ekaterina Kondaurova
- Ivan Tsarevich: Ilya Kuznetsov
- The Princess of Great Beauty: Marianna Pavlova
- Kashchei the Immortal: Vladimir Ponomarev

Contents:
DVD BOOK, 2 ballets 85 minutes
Bonus: Documentary on the Ballets Russes (8 min), interviews with Millicent Hodson & Kenneth Archer (30 min), 36pp illustrated in 3 languages

Format: Colour, 16/9, NTSC, Sound: PCM Stereo - Dolby Digital 5.1

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