Stravinsky and Diaghilev: The Alternative Russian Revolution
Oct 07, 2009
From 1910-1913, Stravinsky blazed a trail with his stunning ballet scores The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. Written for Diaghilev's legendary Ballet Russes, these ballets were groundbreaking events not only for their innovative, iconoclastic music but also for the bold set designs and revolutionary choreography. Diaghilev had assembled some of the finest creative artists of the day around him and the impact of these and subsequent productions is with us today. The pre-concert talk explores their relationship and examine what makes Stravinsky's music so special.
Igor Stravinsky - Suite - L'Histoire du Soldat
Marche du Soldat Musique de la Première Scène (Petits airs au bord du ruisseau) Musique de la Deuxième Scène (Pastorale) Marche Royale Petit Concert Trois Danses (Tango-Vals-Ragtime) Danse du Diable Grand Chorale Marche Triomphale du Diable
Performers: Thomas Kemp (Conductor) Thomas Norris (Violin) Graham Lee (Trombone) Alice Lee (Bassoon) Bruce Nockles (Cornet) Duncan Prescott (Clarinet) Alex Neal (Percussion) Stacey Watton (Double Bass)