« Notez-le bien. C’est un homme à la veille de la gloire. »
- Sergej Diaghilev
With the commission of this ballet, Sergei Diaghilev not only helped launch Stravinsky’s career, but provided the impetus for the creation of a marvellous work that is still one of Stravinsky’s most frequently performed and most popular compositions.
The wonderful interplay of rich orchestral colours and powerful effects immediately met with a warm reception by the audience. And the romantic story also worked its wonders: the hero who triumphs over evil alongside his beloved fit well with the expectations of the time.
soloist: Lieve Schuermans, flute
Le Chant du Rossignol / L’Oiseau de feu (1919)
ℹ️ CONCERT WITHOUT INTERMISSION (75')
Stravinsky created 3 different suites: in 1911, 1919 and 1947 - discover them all:
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Watch the full ballet in the original choreography of Michel Fokine and set and costumes inspired by the original sketches of Leon Bakst and Alexander Golovin.watch the ballet
Stravinsky on stage: enjoy the composer himself conducting his own Firebird Suite.watch the concert