Stravinsky: Tales

Thursday 26 May 2016, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Irina Brown director

Louis Price designer

Quinny Sacks choreographer

Kevin Treacy lighting designer

Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

Tamara Stefanovich piano

Nenad Lečić piano

Lorenzo Soulès piano

Soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre

Philharmonia Voices

Stravinsky Renard

Stravinsky Mavra

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Stravinsky Les noces

Though he left Russia for good in 1914, Russia never left Stravinsky. In these three tales - semi-staged for this performance by renowned Russian theatre director Irina Brown - he looks back nostalgically to the country of his birth: in a pantomime-like burlesque about the Fox, the Cock, the Tomcat and the Ram; in a little opera buffa based on a comic poem by Pushkin, which playfully recalls the music of Glinka and Tchaikovsky; and in a glorious celebration, tinged with sadness, of a Russian peasant wedding.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

This concert is part of the Stravinsky: Myths & Rituals series

Stravinsky: Myths and Rituals series is supported by Vincent Meyer and the Philharmonia Orchestra


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