Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments, 1947 revision
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring
Across his creative life Stravinsky was continually exploring new ways of presenting ritual through music in order to make it relevant to his own time. Most famously in The Rite of Spring, premièred on the eve of the First World War, the listener is confronted with a powerful and frightening spectacle of human sacrifice. Agon, written after the Second World War, reflects poignantly on personal and collective loss, here imagined with dynamic choreography by 'punk ballerina' Karole Armitage.
In co-production with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence