On first hearing you can hardly tell it’s Stravinskymain
The latest Lebrecht Album of the Week listens to lost Stravinsky:
In 1908 Igor Stravinsky, unknown and in his mid-20s, wrote a funeral ode for his teacher, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The music was played at Rimsky’s obsequies and the music not again until the score turned up two years ago in a St Petersburg archive and Valery Gergiev won the rights to give the first modern performance.
On first hearing you can hardly tell it’s Stravinsky….
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