THE BALLETS

4 CDs

Orchesterarrangement & version for four hands

Igor Stravinsky, composer
Maki Namekawa, piano
Dennis Russell Davies, conductor, piano
Sinfonieorchester Basel

This box contains all three Stravinsky ballets played by the Basel Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dennis Russell Davies and the piano version for four hands played by Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies. The conductor and pianist Dennis Russell Davies arranged L’Oiseau de feu, which Stravinsky only wrote for two hands, especially for this recording for four hands. The basis for this arrangement is the original version by Stravinsky and throws new light on the orchestral version and the compositional aspect of the works.