Presentation on theme: "FINALE FROM THE FIREBIRD SUITE"— Presentation transcript:
1FINALE FROM THE FIREBIRD SUITE Igor StravinskyArr. Michael Story
2Igor Stravinsky 1882 – 1971 Russian composer, pianist, and conductor One of the most important and influential composers of 20th century musicCompositional career was notable for its stylistic diversityAchieved international fame with three balletsThe Firebird (1910)Petrushka (1911)The Rite of Spring (1913)
3Fun FactThe premiere of The Rite of Spring provoked one of the most famous classical music riots in history!
4The FirebirdThe Firebird is Stravinsky’s first famous ballet from The ballet is based on Russian folk tales of a magical glowing bird (The Firebird) that is both a blessing and a curse to its captor.45-minutes longWritten for a very large orchestra including quadruple woodwind and three harps, as well as a piano
5Three Shorter Suites All arranged by Stravinsky 1911191919451919 suite remains the most well known and often played1945 version contains the most music from the original ballet score
6Movements 1919 suite has five movements (1) Introduction - The Firebird and its dance - The Firebird's variation(2) The Princesses’ Khorovod (Rondo, round dance)(3) Infernal dance of King Kashchei(4) Berceuse (Lullaby)(5) Finale
7A Version For YouMichael Story has arranged the fifth movement (Finale) for Middle School band.
8Fantasia 2000The Chicago Symphony performs the 1919 suite to a beautifully animated sceneLet’s Listen to the Finale!Click here to view Finale from Fantasia 2000Click here to listen to our arrangement