Continuing the centenary celebrations of the birth of Lutoslawski, one of the century's most influential musical voices, the concert opens with Musique Funèbre. Described by the composer as 'my first word in a new language', the programme continues with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.
Inspired by a primordial vision of an ancient ritual, The Rite of Spring evokes the exhilarating spectacle of a pagan ceremony, in which a young girl dances herself to death as a sacrifice to the God of Spring. This is just one of a number of performances celebrating 100-years since the work’s debut, which will see Maestro Salonen conduct the piece in numerous concert halls around the world.
This series is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, as part of Polska Music programme, and the Meyer Foundation
Forthcoming Woven Words events:
May 19 2013, 19:30 - Auditorio Nacional Madrid
Salonen take his Lutosławski centenary to Madrid
May 27 2013, 19:30 - Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna
Salonen take his Lutosławski centenary to Vienna