Animateur Paul Rissmann introduces Aaron Copland's exciting music for the ballet, Billy the Kid (1938)....
Listening Guide: Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite
The Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, discusses the first version of Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, a young composer's luxurious composition, originally for ballet, utilising "wasteful", extravagant orchestration.
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