Stravinsky's The Firebird is one of the most popular of all ballet scores, conjuring a sumptuous fairy-tale world of glittering colours, enchanted melodies and blood-curdling thrills. It's already become something of a signature-work for Andris Nelsons, so if you haven't yet heard his interpretation, prepare to be astonished - and to be delightfully surprised by Liadov's Kikimora, another Russian fairytale from the man who was originally supposed to write The Firebird. We welcome back the superb young Latvian violinist Baiba Skride, as soloist in Shostakovich's powerful First Concerto.
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Added by LintHuman on November 27, 2009