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LSO Chamber Orchestra/Valery Gergiev

 13 May 2012 at 19:30 

LSO Chamber Orchestra/Valery Gergiev

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

Valery Gergiev conductor
Alexander Timchanko tenor
Dmitry Voropaev tenor
Ilya Bannik bass
Andrey Serov bass
Simon Callow narrator
LSO Chamber Ensemble

Stravinsky’s Renard tells the tale of a fox who makes his career from tricking the other farm dwellers, the cock, cat and ram, but whose pride eventually gets the better of him – needless to add, the fox gets his comeuppance. The Soldier’s Tale recounts the story of a soldier who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for his greatest worldly desires: riches, power, youth and wisdom. In an unsettling finale, the devil returns to claim his prize accompanied by the sounds of mechanistic, incessant drumming.

Igor Stravinsky : Renard
Igor Stravinsky : The Soldier’s Tale

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