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Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1945)

Stephen Johnson and the BBC SSO explore the 1945 version of Stravinsky's Firebird suite, starting by examining music by the composer's musical father-figure, Rimsky-Korskov.

In a programme recorded at City Halls, Glasgow, Stephen Johnson explores the version of Stravinsky's Firebird suite from 1945, and begins by examining a work by one of Stravinsky's musical father figures, the Overture on Russian Themes by Rimsky-Korsakov. With excerpts and complete performances of both works from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Takuo Yuasa.

1 hour, 30 minutes