MTT and Stravinsky: Stravinsky's Russian Roots
The joyous Les Noces “depicts” a wedding the way an Altman film uses scraps of conversation to tell a tale, and boasts four pianists on stage. One hundred years ago, Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Stravinsky and Monteux—legends all—triggered the most scandalous evening in ballet history with the premiere of The Rite of Spring. The combination of Stravinsky’s revolutionary music and Nijinsky’s startlingly un-balletic choreography caused a riot. Now universally admired, the music has lost none of its freshness… Show more
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Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, in other Bay Area venues, and through an active national and international touring program....
Moscow-born Dmitry Pokrovsky was preparing for a career in classical music when he became fascinated by the folk music and dances of Russia. Forming the Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble, Pokrovsky devoted himself to collecting and preserving the traditional songs of his homeland....
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