Episode 147 – November 25, 2018

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Our final F episode of November brings us the Firebird, music by and influenced by Igor Stravinsky.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Circus Polka trans. Keith John
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Organist: Keith John
Album: Great European Organs No 2 – Priory PRCD 174
Organ: 1981 IV/75 Kleuker, Our Lady of Grace Church (Chant d’Oiseaux), Brussels, Belgium

Title: Hommage à Stravinsky (Finale)
Composer: Naji Hakim
Organist: Iveta Apkalna
Album: Iveta Apkalna Live – Edition Hera HERA02114
Organ: 1948 III/89 Weigle, Johanneskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Title: Abendlied, op. 150 no. 2 César Velev, Violin
Composer: Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Organist: Domenico Severin
Album: Romantica – Syrius SYR 141441
Organ: 1928 III/44 Rickenbach/Gaillard, St. Etienne, Cernay, France
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Title: The Firebird transcribed by Guy Bovet
Part I (movements from the 1910 complete Ballet)
The enchanted garden of Kashchei
Appearance of the Firebird
Dance of the Firebird
Capture of the Firebird
The Firebird’s Supplications
Part II (movements from the 1945 Suite)
Pantomime II
Scherzo: Danse des Princesses
Pantomime III
Rondo (Khorovod)
Danse infernale
Berceuse (The Firebird)
Final Hymn
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Organist: Benedict Lewis-Smith and Julian Collings
Album: Firebird – Virtuoso Organ Duets – Regent REGCD 500
Organ: 1969 IV/59 Walker, Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn, England