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Fantasia 2000

This update was inspired by the last chapter of Fantasia 2000, Disney’s wonderful experiment with short animated stories composed for classical music.

Fantasia 2000 has seven segments; the last one is designed around Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and tells the story of a Spring Sprite and her friend, an elk – and the sinister spirit of a volcano. As the introduction of the piece says, this is

a magical story about life, death and renewal.

If you have not seen Firebird Suite already I think you should watch this masterpiece. I found only a low-resolution version on YouTube but it is worth to get a perfect one (e. g. from Amazon).