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London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev

 11 May 2012 at 19:30 

London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Valery Gergiev conductor
Leonidas Kavakos violin
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

Stravinsky said of the Credo, the longest movement of his Mass setting, that just as ‘one composes a march to facilitate marching men, so with my Credo I hope to provide an aid to the text … There is much to believe’. Stravinsky began work on his Violin Concerto by sketching out its first chord on a napkin to which its violinist, Samuel Dushkin, hailed the concerto’s theme. The Firebird follows Prince Ivan’s quest to win his princess with the help of the Firebird who aids Ivan by bewitching his opponents into performing increasingly elaborate dances.

Igor Stravinsky : Mass
Igor Stravinsky : Violin Concerto in D major
Igor Stravinsky : The Firebird – complete ballet

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