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TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete original version, 1910)

Orchestre de Paris
Conducted by Seiji Ozawa



Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 3

  1. Andante sostenuto – Moderato con anima
  2. Andantino in modo di canzona
  3. Pizzicato ostinato – Allegro
  4. Allegro con fuoco


Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

The Firebird (complete original version, 1910)

  1. Introduction

First Tableau

  1. Kashchei{s Enchanted Garden
  2. Appearance of the Firebird pursued by Ivan Tsarevich
  3. Dance of the Firebird
  4. Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird
  5. Supplication of the Firebird
  6. Appearance of thirteen enchanted princesses
  7. The princesses’ game with the golden apples (Scherzo)
  8. Sudden appearance of Ivan Tsarevich
  9. The princesses’ Khorovod (Round Dance)
  10. Daybreak
  11. Ivan Tsarevich enters Kashchei’s Palace
  12. Magic carillon, Appearance of Kashchei’s Guardian Monsters, Capture of Ivan Tsarevich
  13. Arrival of Kashchei the Immortal
  14. Kashchei’s dialogue with Ivan Tsarevich
  15. Intercession of the princesses
  16. Appearance of the Firebird
  17. Dance of Kashchei’s retinue under the Firebird’s spell
  18. Infernal dance of all of Kashchei’s subjects
  19. Lullaby (The Firebird)
  20. Kashchei’s awakening
  21. Kashchei’s death
  22. Complete darkness

Second Tableau

  1. Disappearance of the palace and the Dissolution of Kashchei’s Enchantments, Animation of the Petrified Warriors, General Thanksgiving

Orchestre de Paris
Conducted by Seiji Ozawa

[Tchaikovsky] David Mottley
[Stravinsky] Suvi Raj Grubb

Balance Engineer: Paul Vavasseur

Recorded at:
[Tchaikovsky] Salle Wagram, Paris, on October 22 & 23, 1970
[Stravinsky] Salle Wagram, Paris, on April 22, 24, 28 & 29, 1972

Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Masaya Tohno (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Technical Engineer: Tetsuya Kato (ESOTERIC COMPANY)




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Classical masterpiece collection The reissue of classical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound, and for using hybrid Super Audio CD technology to improve sound quality. This series marks the first hybrid Super Audio CD release of historical recording selections that have been mainstays of the catalog since their initial release. These new audio versions feature ESOTERIC’s proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality. Experience by yourself… Experience the legendary performance in this new Super Audio CD/CD format. Not only for new followers, but also for well experienced followers of these recorded materials. All will be equally impressed by the “soul” hidden within the notes, but never before found in previously released recordings in any format.

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