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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The next morning while hiding in the garden, Prince Ivan watches thirteen captured princesses enter the garden and dance remember, it's a ballet. He falls in love with one of them and decides to rescue them. There's a problem, however; the garden's full of statues, because Koschei turns anyone to stone who tries to rescue the princesses.
Clearly he doesn't want to share. Regardless, Prince Ivan confronts Koschei and uses the Firebird's feather to prevent becoming another immobile statue.
The Firebird then casts a spell over the sorcerer and his followers, causing them to dance uncontrollably until they drop. The prince then destroys a magical egg that holds the key to the sorcerer's immortality. The spell is broken, the princesses are free, the statues return to life, and Prince Ivan marries his bride. All in 45 minutes! The Firebird was Stravinsky's first large orchestral work, full of exciting music that captivated audiences of the time.
Although we can't analyze the complete musical score, let's cover some important points that make the music memorable. Stravinsky uses different kinds of music to tell the story. First, he identifies each character with a musical theme that conveys his or her personality.
Remember, it's a ballet, so there's no singing or speaking. Human characters like Prince Ivan and his princess are represented by folk tune-like melodies using a familiar scale. You know, the one that starts ''Do, Re, Me. This seven-note scale creates melodies and harmonies that sound pleasing and familiar to the ear. On the other hand, mythical characters like the Firebird and Koschei are represented by chromatic musical passages. Chromaticism uses notes outside the diatonic scale, which makes the music more mysterious, exotic, and unexpected and identifies these characters as otherworldly.
For Koschei, Stravinsky moves into dissonant chords. Dissonance has notes that clash. Composers use it purposely to create harsh and jarring sounds. The Firebird begins with a quiet, mysterious undercurrent of low strings. Then, the woodwinds join in and the story begins.
Each section uses contrasting music and, depending on who's involved in the action, alternating passages of harmony, chromaticism, and dissonance. Throughout the composition, Stravinsky constantly changes rhythms, even when themes reoccur, which results in great vitality and ensures that listeners are never sure what's coming next.
When the Firebird puts a spell on Koschei, the music moves into a section called the Infernal Dance. This passage has heavy brass, accented notes, swelling sounds, and quick moving chromatic woodwind passages. As it builds, you can feel the unstoppable, frenzied dance.
It's followed by a soft, lilting passage called the Berceuse, or lullaby, in which Koschei is lulled to sleep. Then, a solo French horn returns with a folkloric melody that signals sunrise. This passage builds, increases in volume and tempo, and leads to the Finale.
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