BOULEZ ENSEMBLE XLII

STRAVINSKY

© NN, Oleh Pavliuchenkov

Artists

Oksana Lyniv

Conductor

Anna Samuil

Soprano

Anna Goryachova

Mezzo-Soprano

Stephan Rügamer

Tenor

Grigory Shkarupa

Bass

Nathalia Milstein

Piano

Itai Navon

Piano

Alexander Vitlin

Piano

Madrigalchor Bukarest

Choir

Boulez Ensemble

Program

Igor Stravinsky

Octet for Winds

Igor Stravinsky

Symphonies of Wind Instruments

Igor Stravinsky

Les Noces for Soloists, Choir, four Pianos, and Percussion

Duration: c. 45m without intermission

In their first collaboration, conductor Oksana Lyniv and the Boulez Ensemble present an insightful homage to Igor Stravinsky—with the program’s three works reflecting the composer’s transition from the “Russian” style of his early years to his neo-classical period. Les Noces, a ballet about a Russian peasant wedding begun in 1914 but not premiered until almost a decade later, once again reveals Stravinsky’s fascination with the traditional music of his homeland. The Symphonies of Wind Instruments from 1920 and the Wind Octet, written a few years later, marked the beginning of his exploration of 18th-century techniques and forms.

Promoter & ticket sales

Pierre Boulez Saal | Französische Straße 33 D, Berlin, Germany

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