The Firebird Suite
Allegro non Troppo
The Firebird Suite
The Firebird Allegro non Troppo Fantasia 2000
Igor Stravinsky (Original)
Allegro non Troppo) James Levine & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ( Fantasia 2000)
Igor Stravinsky (1911 and 1945)
Ernest Ansermet (1919)
Type of Song
The Firebird Suite" is a suite composed by Igor Stravinsky. The original story of the composition tells the story of Prince Ivan's adventures, who is helped by the titular Firebird after sparing her life during their first meeting. The 1911 original and the 1945 versions were written by Stravinsky, while the 1919 version was written by Ernest Ansermet.
The composition has been used in a more villainous ways since then. In the ballet, the "Infernal Dance" segment (which originally featured the Firebird saving Ivan from
Koschei's minions) has been used in two animated films: 1976 Italian film Allegro non Troppo and 1999 Disney animated film Fantasia 2000.
Allegro non Troppo, the suite accompanies an animated segment that reimagines the Biblical story of Adam and Eve, with the serpent failing to convince them to eat the apple from the Tree of Good and Evil, so he decides to eat it instead. This causes a group of demons to trap the serpent and torture him, showing some of the elements that corrupt the souls of humans (sex, drugs, greed, violence, etc.) while slowly anthropomorphize him giving him arms, legs and clothes. The serpent escapes and spits out the apple, getting rid of the clothes and arms and legs. He then jumps to the live action stage of the movie causing panic on the orchestra members.
Fantasia 2000 features a benevolent being called the Spring Sprite who, accompanied by an elk, starts to bring back the flowers and trees of a forest after winter. During such process she finds a curious volcanic tree inside of a volcano crater where her powers don't work, she touches it awakening the Firebird (who in this version is an hostile and destructive being of fire and lava) who attacks her and destroys the forest. After the attack the Elk finds the Spring Sprite weakened and gives her a ride on it's horns, seeing the destruction of the forest the Sprite begins to cry, but then realizes that her tears are bringing back the life to the forest, she ends turning into a rain being and manages to bring back the life to the entire forest, including the previous volcano.
Other Appearances Edit
The suite was included in the soundtracks of both movies.
The Fantasia 2000 version was featured in one of the incarnations of the nighttime show World of Color at Disney California Adventure.
Allegro non Troppo Edit
Fantasia 2000 Edit
Suite from Firebird (1911), Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919 Edition)
Stravinsky L'Oiseau de feu Suite (Rev. 1945) Stravinsky
Allegro Ma Non Troppo 1977, ITALIA - Adamo ed Eva e il Serpente
Allegro non Troppo
L'oiseau de feu.wmv
Fantasia 2000 OST - 08 - Firebird Suite
Fantasia 2000 Soundtrack
World of Color Color of Fears Full Sequence
World of Color
The composition is the final musical number in both movies.
The suite was chosen for Fantasia 2000 because the team behind the movie wanted something similar as Night on Bald Mountain for the movie's final segment.
The song was the second Stravinsky composition to be featured in a Fantasia movie, the first being "The Rite of Spring" in the first film.
Disney Animated Flims
Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee • I've Got No Strings • Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (Reprise) • The Coach to Pleasure Island • Night on Bald Mountain • Hit the Big Boss (For a Raise) • Pink Elephants on Parade • Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum • Headless Horseman • Sing, Sweet Nightingale • The Walrus and the Carpenter • 'Twas Brillig • Painting the Roses Red • March of the Cards • Who's Been Painting My Roses Red? • A Pirate's Life (Is a Wonderful Life) • The Elegant Captain Hook • The Siamese Cat Song • Cruella De Vil • Mad Madam Mim • I Wanna Be Like You • Trust in Me • The Phony King of England • Heffalumps and Woozles • The World's Greatest Criminal Mind • Goodbye, So Soon • Poor Unfortunate Souls • Les Poissons • Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise) • Home on the Range • Gaston • Gaston (Reprise) • The Mob Song • Prince Ali (Reprise) • Be Prepared • The Virginia Company • The Virginia Company (Reprise) • Mine, Mine, Mine • Savages, Pt. 1 • Savages, Pt. 2 • The Bells of Notre Dame • Out There • Hellfire • And He Shall Smite the Wicked • The Gospel Truth II • Perfect World • The Firebird Suite • Yodel-Adle-Eedle-Idle-Oo • Friends on the Other Side • Friends on the Other Side (Reprise) • Healing Incantation • Mother Knows Best • Mother Knows Best (Reprise) • The Backson Song • Love is an Open Door • Shiny • Know Who You Are
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It's a "B" Movie • Cutting Edge • Worthless • Kidnap the Sandy Claws • Oogie Boogie's Song • I, Ivan Krank • Petey's King of France • It's Our House Now • If I Ruled the World • Sidekicks and Henchmen
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We Won't Be Happy 'Till We Get It! • Castle In Spain • Fidelity Fiduciary Bank • The Happiest Home in These Hills • Passamaquoddy • Every Little Piece • Bill of Sale • Secret of Survival • Bravo, Stromboli! • Scrooge • Come Little Children • I Put a Spell on You • Shiver My Timbers • A Professional Pirate • Little Girls • Easy Street • Little Girls (Reprise) • The Kraken • Davy Jones • Fabulous • North Pole, North Pole • Hello, Little Girl • Stay with Me • Agony • Last Midnight • My Jolly Sailor Bold • Mermaids • Let's Talk About Me • I'm Number One • I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu) • Rotten to the Core • Evil Like Me • Evil • Ways to Be Wicked • What's My Name? • Chillin' Like a Villain • It's Goin' Down • What a Shame
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Rolling Along to Pleasure Island • I'm Odd • Beware the Jabberwock • Never Smile at a Crocodile • Evil - Evil • The Mighty Hunters • How Much You Mean to Me/Court Me Slowly • Silence is Golden • All Good Things Must End • Arabian Nights (Reprise 1) • Arabian Nights (Reprise 2) • Why Me? • Humiliate the Boy • Be Prepared (Reprise) • Snuff Out the Light • Perfect World (Yzma) • Gonna Get My Wish • You're You • It's Gonna Get Weird
Another Pyramid • Like Father Like Son • Me • Maison Des Lunes • Chow Down • The Madness of King Scar • I Want the Good Times Back • Sweet Child • Les Poissons (Reprise) • I Want the Good Times Back (Reprise) • Sweet Child (Reprise) • Sweet Child (Reprise) • Diamond in the Rough • The Bottom Line • The Bottom Line (Reprise) • Hans of the Southern Isles• Hans of the Southern Isles (Reprise)
I Love Fur • Puppies, Oh, Puppies • The Rat Tango • Run • Villains of a Sort • One-Winged Angel • Dr. Finkelstein's Song • Hail to Mr. Oogie • Casino Clash • A Filthy Finale • Organization XIII • Ursula's Revenge • The Fall of Prescott • The Mad Doctor's Plan
Honest John • Monstro the Whale • The Legend of Davy Jones • Shadow Man
Hawaiian War Chant • Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me) • Grim Grinning Ghosts • Friend Like Iago • Uh-Oa's Song