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Stravinsky: Firebird
Stravinsky:
Canon on a Russian Popular Tune
Scherzo a la russe
Symphony in E flat major, op.1
The Firebird Ballet Suite (1945 Version)
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 453 434-2 (1996)

Acclaim for Stravinsky: Firebird

"... This new recording under Pletnev reports a trim, deft, delicately phrased performance, ... frequently passionate . ... What we do have is cogently expressed, very well played ... and superbly recorded. "

Gramophone Magazine (January 1997)

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace