Firebird Suite, 1919 version
Orchestra [2d1, 2d1, 2, 2 - 4, 2, 3, 1], timpani, percussion, harp, piano in set, strings
Composed by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). This edition: Paperback. Ballet/Suites, Original Works. 20th Century; Mythology/Legends, Russian. Study Score. 84 pages. Published by Serenissima (SA.19740).
Item Number: SA.19740
ISBN 9781932419740. 8.27 x 11.69 inches.
Stravinsky's ballet score for "The Firebird" launched his career as a composer after its Paris premiere in 1910. Although he extracted an orchestral suite the following year, the large orchestra required limited performances in the concert hall. World War I, the Russian Revolution and a move to Switzerland intervened before he was able to arrange a suitable concert suite for a normal-sized orchestra, which was given its premiere by Ernest Ansermet and the newly founded Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in April of 1919. This new study score, a digitally-enhanced reprint of the one issued in 1920 by J. & W. Chester, will be a welcome addition to the libraries of conductors, music students and fans of the great Russian master's music everywhere.