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Stravinsky meets the violin

Live from Wigmore Hall, Ilya Gringolts plays some of Stravinsky's most tuneful and attractive violin music, including numbers from The Firebird, Pulcinella and The Fairy's Kiss.

Live from Wigmore Hall, Ilya Gringolts plays some of Stravinsky's most tuneful and attractive works for violin, re-cycled from some of his older ballet scores.

Apart from the numbers from The Firebird, Stravinsky's earliest major success, the rest of the music in today's programme was itself arranged from other composers. The Suite after themes, fragments, and pieces by Giambattista Pergolesi began life as Pulcinella, re-workings of mainly 18th-century Italian music, and The Fairy's Kiss was an affectionate tribute to Tchaikovsky whose music struck such a resonant chord with Stravinsky.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Igor Stravinsky:
Suite after themes, fragments, and pieces by Giambattista Pergolesi
Three movements from The Firebird
Ballade from The Fairy's Kiss
Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss

Ilya Gringolts (violin)
Peter Laul (piano)

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