Stravinsky: Ballets Russes – Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

July 7, 2021, 9:00 am

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Paris, early twentieth century: in the space of three ballets, a previously unknown Russian composer revolutionized the music of his time. With The Firebird and Petrushka, respectively fairytale and folktale, and of course The Rite of Spring, with its insanely innovative harmonies and rhythms, Igor Stravinsky took the orchestra to unheard-of places. Among the first musicians to perform these works on period instruments, François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles offer a far-reaching rediscovery of these seminal pieces, giving today’s listeners an opportunity to appreciate to the full their audacity and their harsh, savage power.