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Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

4/5. Return to France

In 1934 Igor Stravinsky took up French citizenship. It was not a successful move on either a personal or professional level. Donald Macleod explores the reasons why Stravinsky's move back to France proved to be so unsatisfactory.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Circus Polka
London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)
BMG 09026 68865 2, Track 2

Dumbarton Oaks
Nash Ensemble, Elgar Howarth (conductor)
EMI 5 72698 2, Tracks 12 to 14

Violin Concerto
Chantal Juillet (violin), Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)
Decca 436 837-2, Tracks 1 to 4

Three sacred cantatas of Gesualdo
New London Chamber Choir, James Wood (conductor)
Hyperion CDA 66410, Tracks 21 to 23




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