CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Commissioned by impresario Sergei Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by his Ballets Russes, the ballet scores featured on this program by musical revolutionary Igor Stravinsky all draw from traditional Russian folk motifs, yet exhibit considerable stylistic development from the composer—from the lush musical sorcery found in The Firebird, to the exhilarating musical depiction of physical gestures in Pétrouchka, and the violent musical primitivism found in The Rite of Spring.
- Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
- The Firebird (complete)
- Pétrouchka (1911 version)
- Le sacre du printemps
Stravinsky's The Firebird
("Lullaby of the Firebird")
Kirov Orchestra | Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Carnegie Hall's Jeremy Geffen and David Robertson of the St. Louis Symphony introduce The Firebird and reveal the composers who influenced Stravinsky's complex orchestration.