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Highly Recommended by Stereophile Magazine!
Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra nd Ballet for this recording of
Stravinsky's Ballets Russes, The Firebird and Le Sacre du Printemps.
Choreography for The Firebird is directed by Michel Fokine and choreography for
Le Sacre du Printemps is directed by Vaslav Nijinksy.
This performance was filmed in High-definition at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint
Petersburg in June 2008.
"Finally - completely satisfying performances of two of Stravinsky's three
great ballets on Blu-ray! Captured during performances at the Mariinsky Theater
in dts HD Master Audio, the sound is powerful and detailed, and despite the
orchestra being situated in the pit, there is more than ample shimmer and space.
Gergiev is at his best here, standing toe-to-toe with the best available on SACD."
- Kalman Rubinson, Stereophile Magazine, July 2010, pg. 53
• Filmed in High Definition
• Subtitles: French, English
• DTS HD Master Audio
• PCM Stereo
• Picture Format: 1080i HD 16/9
• Region Code: 0 (All regions)
• 16-page booklet in French, English, Deutsch
• Bonus Documentary on the Ballets Russes and interview with Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer
Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
The Firebird - Russian fairytale in two scenes
1. The Firebird
2. Ivan Tsarevich
3. The Princess
Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Scenes from pagan Russia in two parts
5. The Chosen One
6. 300-Year-Old Woman
7. The Wise Elder
Filmed in High Definition at the Mariinsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg), June, 2008.