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Stravinsky ‘Funeral Song’ – World Premiere

Author: Telmondis Distribution

Work in memory of Rimsky-Korsakov, found after 100 years Live broadcast on Mezzo and Medici.tv on December 2nd 2016 Musical Direction by Valery Gergiev.

  • Igor Stravinsky | Copyright: © Studio Lipnitzki

    Igor Stravinsky © Studio Lipnitzki

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.

Programme:
- Stravinsky: Funeral Song, op. 5 (12')
- Stravinsky: Firebird (45')
- Rimsky-Korsakov: Kitezh Suite (24')

English title STRAVINSKY "FUNERAL SONG" - WORLD PREMIERE
Recording location St Petersburg, Concert Hall
Recording date December 2nd 2016
Video format HD
Production Company Telmondis
Co-Production Company Mariinsky Theatre, Mezzo, Medici
Director François-René Martin
Distribution TV Telmondis Distribution
Composer Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra / Band Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Conductor Valery Gergiev
Conductor

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