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The Princesses' Round Dance from “The Firebird” Suite (1919 Version) - Piano Duet: One Piano, Four Hands
Piano Duet - Intermediate - Digital Download
By Igor Stravinsky, Igor Strawinsky. Arranged by Rob Bushnell. Piano Reduction, Set of Parts. 10 pages. Published by RBMusic (H0.972839-SC001281633).
Item Number: H0.972839-SC001281633
“TheFirebird” suite, by Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky, is based on his 1910ballet of the same name. It, in turn, is based on the Russian fairy tales ofthe Firebird and the blessing/curse it possesses for anyone who owns it. Theballet premiered at Opéra de Paris as part of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russescompany and was an immediate successful, bringing Stravinsky international fame.
Theballet tells the story of the journey of Prince Ivan. He strays into the realmof the evil Koschei, whose immortality is preserved by keeping his soul in amagic egg. Ivan is about to kill the Firebird but is spared. As a token ofthanks, she offers him a feather that can be used to summon her should Ivan bein 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 sendshis minions after Ivan, who summons the Firebird. She intervenes and bewitches themonsters. Exhausted, the creatures and Koschei then fall into a deep sleep. Ivanis then directed by the Firebird to the egg containing Koschei's soul, which Ivandestroys, freeing all those under his spell. Ivan and the princesses celebratetheir victory.
Themusic features in Disney’s “Fantasia 2000”.
Thisarrangement of “The Princesses’ Round Dance” is for one piano, four hands butcould also be played by two pianos, four hands. Great as background music or asa concert item in its own right. A recording of the music from the originalsoundtrack can be found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U5xhOISyvA.
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