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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 7. 1962.

Better "firebird"

Better "firebird"

The 1919 Suite From Firebird always seemed too short for me (and Lord knows I'm short enough), and when as last year only the Lullaby and Finale are played the effect of disproportion is overwhelming. Stravinsky's 1919 revision to a certain extent restores the balance between the Finale and the rest, and the work in this form fills a 12 inch side rather than serving as the filler-in which the old version so frequently appears as. Again the stimulating precision that we experienced live last year is captured on a record of sustained brilliance. With the grooves somehow closer together what filled two LP's now goes on one: it is therefore what Sellars and Yeatman would call, A Good Buy'.