vendredi 5 août 2011

The Firebird by Igor Stravisnky (in Allegro Non Troppo)

Stravinsky's The Firebird (specifically The Princesses' Khorovod and The Infernal Dance of King Katschey) begins with a lump of clay molded by a monotheistic symbol of the omniscient pyramid, molding first a few unsuccessful creatures with overly awkward limbs, then finally the Adam and Eve as portrayed in Genesis. Adam and Eve then transform into cel animation, and as in Genesis, the serpent comes up to them, offering the fruits of knowledge in the form of an apple. When they both refuse the serpent eats the apple himself, launching him on into a sinful, hellish environment where he is exposed to advertisements and pornography. The serpent eventually returns to Adam and Eve and spits out the apple.

>>> Preludio a la siesta de un fauno (in Allegro Non Troppo)

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