Measure the Music: Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite


For the past two months, Stance on Dance has been focusing on ballet with perspectives from various dance artists and the occasional Bunion knocking famous ballets. To close all this ballet hullabaloo, let’s rock out to Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird.

Starting at measure 206 from the finale of the Firebird suite:

firebird suite

Once, at a heavy metal concert with a friend of mine, we were chatting between a set change when the subject of the Firebird Suite came up. My friend, having played the piece in an orchestra once before, said about it: “Yeah, that was easily the loudest and most intense moment of my life!”

That was the day I fell in love with “classical” music. So sit back and fall in love with this sweet suite.