Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms

Friday 12 April

Recorded live in Grieghallen on Friday 12 April 2019.

Igor Stravinsky viewed Psalm 150 as ‘a song to be danced.’ It was a text that contained, as he saw it, ‘verses of exaltation but also of anger and judgment, and even of curses.’ Those ideas lay behind Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, in which voices and instruments are treated as equals. This is one of Stravinsky’s most austere creations but also one of his most powerful and intriguing.

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