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Igor Stravinsky - Funeral Song

Author: Telmondis Distribution

World Premiere Work in memory of Rimsky-Korsakov, found after 100 years. Musical Direction by Valery Gergiev.

  • Igor Stravinsky - Funeral Song | Copyright: © Fondation Igor Stravinsky Genève

    Igor Stravinsky - Funeral Song © Fondation Igor Stravinsky Genève

Igor Stravinsky composed his Pogrebal’naya Pesnya (Funeral Song) in memory of his teacher, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, shortly after Rimsky’s death in June 1908. The 12-minute work was performed only once, in a Russian symphony concert conducted by Felix Blumenfeld in the Conservatoire in January 1909, but was always thought to have been destroyed in the 1917 revolutions or the civil war that followed. Thought for more than 100 years to have been irretrievably lost, the work has been found at last in a pile of old manuscripts in a back room of the St Petersburg Conservatoire.

program:
- Stravinsky: Funeral Song, op. 5
- Stravinsky: Firebird
- Rimsky-Korsakov: Kitezh Suite

English title Igor Stravinsky - Funeral Song
Genre Classical music
Recording location Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
Recording date December 2016
Production year 2016
Duration 85'
Video format HD
Production Company Telmondis
Co-Production Company Mariinsky Theatre, Mezzo, Medici.tv, M_Media
Director François-René Martin
Distribution TV Telmondis Distribution
Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Orchestra / Band Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Choir Mariinsky Theatre Chorus
Conductor Valery Gergiev

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