London: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Philharmonia Orchestra: Myths and Rituals, Stravinsky's Journeys
A gentle sense of lament colours all Stravinsky's great, late ecclesiastical works, especially the moving Requiem Canticles.
Stravinsky reconverted to the Orthodox faith in 1926. The Church and its rites became for this émigré composer a powerful symbol of the Russian motherland he had lost.
Lament, too, is at the heart of his personal tributes to three great writers and friends, to whom he bids a touching farewell.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Igor Stravinsky: In memoriam DylanThomas (dirge canons and song)
Igor Stravinsky: Requiem Canticles
Igor Stravinsky: Introitus (Requiem aeternam) (TS Eliot in memoriam) for male chorus & ensemble
Igor Stravinsky: Mass
Igor Stravinsky: Variations in memoriam Aldous Huxley
Igor Stravinsky: Cantata for soprano, tenor, female chorus & ensemble
Venue: St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA, St John's Smith Square
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