Stravinsky - The Firebird | Solo Musica SOB10

Stravinsky - The Firebird

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Label: Solo Musica

Cat No: SOB10

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 12th February 2016

Contents

Artists

Dennis Russell Davis (piano)
Maki Namekawa (piano)
Sinfonieorchester Basel

Conductor

Dennis Russell Davies

Works

Stravinsky, Igor

The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu) (for four hands piano)
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu)

Artists

Dennis Russell Davis (piano)
Maki Namekawa (piano)
Sinfonieorchester Basel

Conductor

Dennis Russell Davies

About

The new double CD album by the Sinfonieorchester Basel features the first of Igor Stravinsky’s great ballets. After Le Sacre du printemps, the orchestra recorded L’Oiseau de feu. All of the three ballets will be presented in the version for orchestra as well as in the version for piano four hands. Unlike for Le Sacre and Pétrouchka, for L’Oiseau de feu there is no piano arrangement for four hands by Stravinsky himself. Dennis Russell Davies, Principal Conductor of the Sinfonieorchester Basel and himself a pianist, has therefore arranged a version for piano four hands – exclusively for this production. The new arrangement is based on the original piano arrangement for two hands by Stravinsky, which is kept in the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel. Dennis Russell Davies has recorded the arrangement together with his wife Maki Namekawa. The piano version opens up new perspectives on the orchestral version of L’Oiseau de feu and underlines the compositional value of Stravinsky’s creation.

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