Ballet Russe Commissions on Period Instruments!IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971): L'oiseau de feu, Les Orientales - a collective ballet made up of ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV (1865-1936): Entry of the Saracens and Oriental Dance from Raymonda, Pas de deux and Bacchanale from Les Saisons, Op. 67, CHRISTIAN SINDINGCharlie Piper [b.1982]), ANTON ARENSKY (1861-1906): Egyptian Dance, The Snake Charmer and Danse of the Ghazies from Egyptian Nights, EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907): Lyric Piece, Op. 71/3 (orch. Bruno Mantovani [b.1974]).
Catalogue Number: 12N055
Label: Actes Sud
Reference: ASM 06
Description: When The Firebird was premiered in 1910 in Paris, the orchestra played on string instruments with gut strings, piquant woodwinds and inimitable horns and used narrow-bore, French-made trumpets and trombones. This recording recreates the sound one would have heard at this first performance, preceded by Les Orientales, a blend of dances from various composers, orchestrated by Stravinsky where the originals were not orchestral works themselves, as an opening, companion piece. The original orchestrations are lost, so the Grieg and Sinding piano pieces have been re-orchestrated for these performances from two live concerts in Paris last year. Les Siècles; François-Xavier Roth.