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Stravinsky: Works For The Ballet Russes / Fischer, Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales


Release Date: 09/29/2009 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 165   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



STRAVINSKY Scherzo Fantastique; The Firebird Thierry Fischer, cond; BBC National O of Wales SIGNUM 0165 (62:65)


"This Stravinsky disc has many virtues: It is cleanly played and clearly recorded; the orchestra sounds beautiful in what sounds like a natural space. Thierry Fischer has become known as an expert in French music, which might be why I find myself associating the Scherzo Fantastique under his baton with Debussy. The Read more style="font-style:italic">Firebird interpretation is spacious, even languorous. I wouldn’t say that this is wrong. The introduction, which can sound threatening, and is after all meant to suggest enchantment, is graceful and relaxed...there are passages here—the horn solo, and the gorgeous wind work that follows—that remind me...of what a wonderful melodist Stravinsky was. So this is a performance with real beauties, and that is distinctive enough to interest listeners who already possess other recordings...Both pieces were written for Diaghilev."


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Works on This Recording

1.
Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/14/2009 
Venue:  Live  BBC Hoddinott Hall 
Length: 13 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Firebird by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/03/2008 
Venue:  Live  St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales 
Length: 46 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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