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Firebird Suite

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By Igor Stravinsky

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1 Piano, 4 Hands, Piano Duet - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Arranged by Rob Bushnell. 20th Century, Classical, Contemporary, Romantic Period. Score. 10 pages. RBMusic #6326259. Published by RBMusic (A0.752439).

Item Number: A0.752439

"The Firebird" suite, by Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky, is based on his 1910 ballet of the same name. It, in turn, is based on the Russian fairy tales of the Firebird and the blessing/curse it possesses for anyone who owns it. The ballet premiered at Opéra de Paris as part of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company and was an immediate successful, bringing Stravinsky international fame.

The ballet tells the story of the journey of Prince Ivan. He strays into the realm of the evil Koschei, whose immortality is preserved by keeping his soul in a magic egg. Ivan is about to kill the Firebird but is spared. As a token of thanks, she offers him a feather that can be used to summon her should Ivan be in dire need. Prince Ivan then meets princesses who are under Koschei’s spell, falling in love with one of them. After confronting the magician, Koschei sends his minions after Ivan, who summons the Firebird. She intervenes and bewitches the monsters. Exhausted, the creatures and Koschei then fall into a deep sleep. Ivan is then directed by the Firebird to the egg containing Koschei's soul, which Ivan destroys, freeing all those under his spell. Ivan and the princesses celebrate their victory.

The music features in Disney’s "Fantasia 2000".

This arrangement of the "Finale" from "The Firebird" Suite (1919 version) is for one piano, four hands but could also be played by two pianos, four hands. Great as background music or as a concert item in its own right. A recording of the music from the original soundtrack can be found on YouTube:

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