Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite is a landmark between the 19th and 20th centuries. In contrast to the increasingly mystified, soul-searching thinking of turn-of-the-century art, Stravinsky draws on real folklore with all its naturalness and elementarity. The Firebird is a Russian mythical fairy tale creature, whose character, combined with the Russian folk tale The Immortal Koschei, is one of the most important ballet scores of the 20th century. The concert will feature a suite written from this work, which preserves the imagery of the ballet’s concept, its most important characters and the musical phrasing of its scenes.
Presented and conducted by: Gábor Hollerung
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite