The world premiere of Stravinsky's breakthrough hit, the ballet The Firebird took place in Paris, staged by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, conducted by Gabriel Pierne. This premiere marked the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration between Stravinsky and Diaghilev. Following this, Stravinsky, aged only 27, became an overnight sensation. The story comes from Russian folklore, of a prince who saves a princess from an evil sorcerer with the help of a magic bird. The music glistens with innovation and nuances from the cutting-edge first decade of the twentieth century.
Night. Kastchei's Enchanted Garden
The Firebird enters
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