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Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky: The Firebird, Symphony of Psalms

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre et Choeurs de l'ORTF

Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky: The Firebird, Symphony of Psalms New Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre et Choeurs de l'ORTF

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During a memorable farewell concert in London in 1965, Stravinsky the orchestra conductor conducts Stravinsky the composer.

This film invites us to relive an historical concert: Igor Stravinsky's farewell performance at the Royal Festival Hall of London in 1965, at the age of eighty-three. To stop the recalls and applause, the composer-conductor finally comes back on stage wearing his coat and hat.

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Program

  • Igor Stravinsky, The Firebird, Ballet Suite 1945
    • 1a. Introduction
    • 1b. Prelude and Dance of the Firebird
    • 1c. Variations (Firebird)
    • 2. Pantomime I
    • 3. Pas de deux (Firebird and Ivan Tsarevich)
    • 4. Pantomime II
    • 5. Scherzo : Dance of the Princesses
    • 6. Pantomime III
    • 7. Rondo : Khorovod
    • 8. Infernal Dance
    • 9. Lullaby (Firebird)
    • 10. Final Hymn
  • Igor Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms
    • 1. Exaudi orationem meam, Domine
    • 2. Expectans expectavi Dominum
    • 3. Laudate Dominum

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Philippe Truffault
  • Venue: Royal Festival Hall (London, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2001
  • Recording date: 1965
  • Duration: 55 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience / Img Artists / BBC
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Choeurs de l'ORTF
  • Orchestre de l'ORTF
  • Igor Markevitch | Conductor
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