View Poll Results: What is your favorite number from the Firebird?

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  • Introduction

    0 0%
  • Kashchei's Enchanted Garden

    0 0%
  • Appearance of the Firebird

    0 0%
  • Dance/Capture of the Firebird

    0 0%
  • Supplication of the Firebird

    0 0%
  • Game of the Princesses with the Golden Apples

    0 0%
  • Sudden Appearance of Prince Ivan

    0 0%
  • The Princesses' Round Dance

    0 0%
  • Daybreak

    0 0%
  • Magic Carillion, Appearance of Kashchei's Guardians, and Capture of Ivan

    0 0%
  • Dance of Kashchei's Retinue Under the Spell of the Firebird

    0 0%
  • Infernal Dance of all of Kashchei's Subjects

    2 16.67%
  • Lullaby & Berceuse/ Death of Kashchei

    2 16.67%
  • Finale

    2 16.67%
  • I like them all!

    6 50.00%
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Thread: Favorite number in Stravinsky's The Firebird?

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    Default Favorite number in Stravinsky's The Firebird?

    There is a similar poll, except it's about the Nutcracker, and I love the idea, so I'm expanding it to other ballets. Please post, tell why you chose what piece you chose, and be civil !
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    I was going to say that I had literally no idea until I saw your last option.
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    I went for the last one, but highlights of course include the introduction, the princesses' round, the lullaby, the infernal dance, and the finale.

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    My favorite? All of it.

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    Lullaby, because bassoon.

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    Infernal Dance gives me goose bumps every time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Infernal Dance gives me goose bumps every time!
    Are you familiar with Colin Davis' thunder-bolting Concertgebouw offering?



    The hammering power of Davis' treatment of the Russian rhythmic musical asymmetry is absolutely thrilling.

    - and the recording quality is superb.
    Last edited by Marschallin Blair; Feb-08-2015 at 21:01.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marschallin Blair View Post
    Are you familiar with Colin Davis' thunder-bolting Concertgebouw offering?



    The hammering power of Davis' treatment of the Russian rhythmic musical asymmetry is absolutely thrilling.

    - and the recording quality is superb.
    I never knew of this recording. I've relied largely on the Tilson Thomas recording for the past year or so, which I've found a fair and solid performance. I think I've found my new favorite recording. There is scarcely a Sir Colin Davis performance that I haven't liked.

    Many thanks, Blair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novelette View Post
    I never knew of this recording. I've relied largely on the Tilson Thomas recording for the past year or so, which I've found a fair and solid performance. I think I've found my new favorite recording. There is scarcely a Sir Colin Davis performance that I haven't liked.

    Many thanks, Blair!
    Quote Originally Posted by Novelette View Post
    Pleasure, Novelette. ;D

    - and as an 'incidental,' incidental: I LOVE the Colin Davis Firebird but I think his Troyens (the Philips one with Baker and Vickers) and Benvenutto Cellini are DIV-INE.

    You owe it to yourself to hear them.



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    Marschallin:

    Forgive me as I know that this had nothing to do with ballet (unless you count the parts in act 4) but you owe it to yourself to see the Gardiner/Susan Graham/Gregory Kunde DVD performance from Paris. It is magical ** 2

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