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Stravinsky Tales

From the Royal Festival Hall in London, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in three short operatic works by Stravinsky: Renard, Mavra and Les Noces.

Stravinsky Tales - Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in Renard, Mavra and Les Noces - three short operatic works by Stravinsky.
The Philharmonia is joined by a group of soloists from the Mariinsky Theatre for three tales which in different ways reflect Stravinsky's love of his Russian homeland. Renard, The Fable of the Vixen, the Cock, the Cat and the Ram, is a 'burlesque for the stage with singing and music,' based on Russian folktales whilst Mavra is a one act homage to Russian writers and maybe too a satire of bourgeois manners. Although its premiere in Paris in 1922 was not wholly successful, Stravinsky himself thought very highly of the work, saying once that "Mavra seems to me the best thing I've done". After the interval comes Les noces, a glorious celebration, tinged with sadness, of a Russian peasant wedding. Though not as famous as his earlier works for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Les noces is perhaps the most original and radical of them all.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces these semi-staged performances live from the Royal Festival Hall.

Stravinsky
Renard

Stravinsky
Mavra

-interval-

Stravinsky
Les noces

Soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovich, Nenad Lecic and Lorenzo Soulès (pianos)
Philharmonia Voices
Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Renard

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Mavra

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Miklós Lukács

    Sunrise in Chennai

    Performer: Balogh Kalman & Lukacs Miklos.
    • Folk Europa.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Prelude et Ronde des princessses from the Firebird

    Performer: Anthony Marwood. Performer: Thomas Adès.
    • HYPERION.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Berceuse from the Firebird

    Performer: Anthony Marwood. Performer: Thomas Adès.
    • HYPERION.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Dawn over the Moscow River from Khovanshchina

    Conductor: Michal Klauza. Orchestra: National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Prayer of Boris (Boris Godunov)

    Singer: Feodor Chaliapin. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
    • CONIFER.
  • Kálmán Balogh

    In Memory of Balogh Elemer

    • ARC MUSIC.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Les Noces

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Franz Liszt

    A la Chapelle Sixtine

    Orchestra: Netherlands Philharmonic. Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Sonata No.7 in B flat Op.83

    Performer: Martha Argerich.

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