Stravinsky: The Firebird; Fireworks; The Song of the Nightingale; Tango; Scherzo a la russe

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Stravinsky: The Firebird; Fireworks; The Song of the Nightingale; Tango; Scherzo a la russe 1:14:03 $17.98
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1 Fireworks 4:00 88/24 Album only
2 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Introduction 2:21 88/24 Album only
3 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Kashchei's enchanted garden 1:32 88/24 Album only
4 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Appearance of the Firebird pursued by Ivan Tsarevich 1:54 88/24 Album only
5 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Dance of the Firebird 1:17 88/24 Album only
6 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird 0:56 88/24 Album only
7 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Supplication of the Firebird 5:21 88/24 Album only
8 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Appearance of the thirteen enchanted Princesses 1:43 88/24 Album only
9 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Game of the Princesses with the golden apples 2:22 88/24 Album only
10 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Sudden appearance of Ivan Tsarevich 1:23 88/24 Album only
11 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Round dance of the Princesses 3:44 88/24 Album only
12 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Daybreak 1:23 88/24 Album only
13 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Magic carillon, appearance of Kashchei's guardian monsters and capture of Ivan Tsarevich 1:16 88/24 Album only
14 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Arrival of Kashchei 1:14 88/24 Album only
15 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Dialogue between Ivan Tsarevich and Kashchei 0:58 88/24 Album only
16 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Intercession of the Princesses 0:50 88/24 Album only
17 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Intervention of the Firebird 0:29 88/24 Album only
18 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Dance of Kashchei's retinue under the spell of the Firebird 0:43 88/24 Album only
19 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Infernal dance of all Kashchei's subject's 4:25 88/24 Album only
20 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Lullaby of the Firebird 2:42 88/24 Album only
21 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Kashchei's awakening 0:55 88/24 Album only
22 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Kashchei's death - Darkness 1:03 88/24 Album only
23 The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910): Collapse of Kashchei's palace and dissolution of all enchantments - Reanimation of the petrified prisoners - General rejoicing 2:42 88/24 Album only
24 Tango 3:32 88/24 Album only
25 Scherzo a la Russe for Jazz Orchestra - Version for Symphony Orchestra 3:51 88/24 Album only
26 The Song of the Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol): Introduction 2:19 88/24 Album only
27 The Song of the Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol): Chinese March 3:28 88/24 Album only
28 The Song of the Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol): Song of the Nightingale 3:42 88/24 Album only
29 The Song of the Nightingale (Le chant du rossignol): The Mechanical Nightingale's Game 11:58 88/24 Album only

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Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971):
Fireworks, Fantasy for Orchestra (track 1)
The Firebird (complete ballet) (tracks 2-23)
Tango (track 24)
Scherzo a la Russe (track 25)
The Song of the Nightingale (Symphonic Poem) (tracks 26-29)

London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati, conductor

Recorded June 7, 1959 (Firebird), June 22 & 24, 1964 (Song of the Nightingale), June 27, 1964 (Fireworks and Scherzo a la Russe) and July 7, 1964 (Tango) in Watford Town Hall, UK.

Reocrding Director: Wilma Cozart (Firebird), Harold Lawrence (Fireworks, Tango, Scherzo a la Russe and Song of the Nightingale)
Musical Supervisor: Harold Lawrence
Chief Engineer & Technical Supervisor: C. Robert Fine (Firebird), Robert Eberenz (Fireworks, Tango, Scherzo a la Russe and Song of the Nightingale)
Associate Engineer: Robert Eberenz (Firebird)
DSD Transfer and 3-to-2 MIx: Andrew Wedman, assisted by Andreas Bruning and Claudia Pohl

Original recordings made with three Schoeps M201 omni-directional microphones. Recorded on Ampex 300 half-inch 3-track recorders at 15 inches per second. First-generation tapes were transferred to produce this high-definition download.

On this monumental audiophile download, prominent conductor Antal Dorati leads the acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra through celebrated orchestral works by Stravinsky. This tremendous effort is highlighted with spectacular sonic clarity, rich textures and dynamic tones. Included is arguably the most definitive performance of Stravinsky’s Firebird, captured with the unparalleled sound associated with the Mercury Living Presence series. Truly awe-inspiring, the recording will leave you breathless.