Purcell / Stravinsky / Orthodox liturgy MusicAeterna
|Musical direction||Teodor Currentzis|
|Orchestra and chorus||MusicAeterna (chorus and orchestra of Perm Opera )|
|Pianists||Artem Abashev, Oksana Pislegina, Alexander Osminin, Mikhail Mordvinov|
Russian songs from the 16th century
Piotr Tchaïkovski Hymn of the Cherubim
Igor Stravinsky Otche Nash
Henry Purcell Anthem - Hear My Prayer, O Lord!
Igor Stravinsky Veruiyu
Henry Purcell Anthem - I will sing unto the Lord
Igor Stravinsky Bogoroditca, deva, raduicia
Henry Purcell Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences
Igor Stravinsky The Wedding
As he will be in Aix to conduct the diptych Iolanta / Persephone, Teodor Currentzis will also give a concert in which he will lead the phenomenal MusicAeterna ensemble, founded in 2004 when he started as principal conductor at the Opera of Novosibirsk. As part of the cycle dedicated to Stravinsky which will last through to 2017, he will conduct the composer’s works and in particular The Wedding. Composed of a series of choreographed scenes that bring together song, dance and instrumental music, the score draws on folklore texts and depicts a traditional Russian wedding in four tableaux brimming with merry confusion.