Lost Stravinsky Score Discovered

Oh the joy of a serendipity….of discovering a lost score long after its composer is no more.

This is the story of  Igor Stravinsky’s 1908 piece, Pogrebal’naya Pesnya (Funeral Song) written in memory of his teacher, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, shortly after Rimsky’s death in June  that year. The 12-minute work was performed only once, in a Russian symphony concert held in the Conservatoire in January 1909, after which the score was thought to have been destroyed in the 1917 revolutions or the subsequent civil war. 

 

 

 
Posted on September 7, 2015 @ 12.13
 

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