Next in our A Golden Age of Music video series, we focus on Stravinsky's dazzling breakout work The Firebird. Written 20 years after Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune—and sharing key compositional traits with that seminal work—The Firebird was originally written as a ballet score.
Here, Carnegie Hall's Director of Artistic Planning Jeremy Geffen and David Robertson of the St. Louis Symphony introduce the piece and reveal the composers—Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Ravel—who influenced Stravinsky's complex orchestration.
David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony perform The Firebird at Carnegie Hall on March 10.
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