Writing music to heighten dramatic situations, such as battle and crisis, was a speciality of Igor Stravinsky. In his ballet, The Firebird, premiered in 1910, the 27 year old composer surpassed many of today’s film composers by depicting a breathtaking battle between good and evil. With music written for large orchestra, this is carefully thought out and precisely choreographed battle music that could not be more exciting!
II L'oiseau de feu et sa danse
III Variation de l'oiseau de feu
IV Ronde des princesses
V Danse infernale du roi Kastcheï