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Episode 2: Stravinsky and the Stage
Stravinsky’s relationship with the stage, both ballet and opera, is examined, including collaborations with Diaghilev, Auden and Balanchine.
Music includes Pulcinella, The Rake’s Progress, Apollo.

Are you discovering Stravinsky for the first time, or returning in 2021 to the music of a lifelong favourite? We invite you to listen to this new series of audio podcasts, presented by his publisher Boosey & Hawkes in honour of the 50th anniversary of his death. Each of the five short episodes is hosted by Jonathan Cross of Oxford University and author of a recent critical biography of the composer.

Episode 1: Stravinsky Today
Igor Stravinsky’s ongoing significance and influence, a half century after his death, is reassessed from a safe objective distance.
Music includes Funeral Song, Requiem Canticles, The Rite of Spring.

Episode 3: Stravinsky - Myth, Faith and Memory
The roles of myth, faith and memory in Stravinsky’s works is explored, from Russian chant to Greek classicism.
Music includes Mavra, Symphony of Psalms, Oedipus Rex.

Episode 4: Stravinsky in the New World
This episode looks at Stravinsky’s works created after his relocation to the New World, embracing jazz, serialism and Disney.
Music includes Agon, Ebony Concerto, The Rite of Spring.

Episode 5: Stravinsky and the Modern Age
Stravinsky’s interaction with composers shaping the Modern Age is explored, from Debussy, Prokofieff and Bartók through to contemporary music.
Music includes De Tijd (Andriessen), Jeux (Debussy), Mikrokosmos (Bartók), Scythian Suite (Prokofieff), Metamorphoses (Britten), Petrushka (Stravinsky).

Music licensed courtesy of Chandos Records Limited, Edel Germany GmbH, Naxos Music UK Limited, Nonesuch Records, LSO Live, Telarc International.

Director: David Allenby
Production: Sirikorn Green

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