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Igor Stravinsky


Genre: Chamber music

Stravinsky Festival – Soldier's Tale

Chamber music with musicians of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Igor Stravinsky is considered by many to be one of the most significant composers of the twentieth century. No one else has left the same kind of impression on the history of modern music as he has. Best known and most popular are the great ballets, the Rite of Spring, the Firebird and Petrushka, which were commissioned by ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev, artistic director of the Russian ballet company the Ballets Russes in Paris.

One key piece is the Soldier’s Tale, which premiered in autumn 1918 as World War I was entering its final phase. This sly and occasionally somewhat jazzy music is written for an unusually composed septet with violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone and percussion. Also featuring an unusual cast of instruments is his Octet from 1923, in which he approaches what would become his aesthetic norm for many years: Neoclassicism.  

Joakim Agnas has been section leader of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s trumpet section since 2003. He is also a composer and we will hear his Dance Suite.

Chamber music with musicians of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sunday 15 October 2017 15.00

Ends approximately 16.45

Price:

195 SEK

Igor Stravinsky is considered by many to be one of the most significant composers of the twentieth century. No one else has left the same kind of impression on the history of modern music as he has. Best known and most popular are the great ballets, the Rite of Spring, the Firebird and Petrushka, which were commissioned by ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev, artistic director of the Russian ballet company the Ballets Russes in Paris.

One key piece is the Soldier’s Tale, which premiered in autumn 1918 as World War I was entering its final phase. This sly and occasionally somewhat jazzy music is written for an unusually composed septet with violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone and percussion. Also featuring an unusual cast of instruments is his Octet from 1923, in which he approaches what would become his aesthetic norm for many years: Neoclassicism.  

Joakim Agnas has been section leader of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s trumpet section since 2003. He is also a composer and we will hear his Dance Suite.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Igor Stravinsky Octet
    16 min
  • Joakim Agnas Dance Suite
    15 min
  • Intermisson
    20 min
  • Igor Stravinsky Suite from The Soldier’s Tale
    26 min
  • Participants

  • Patrik Swedrup violin
  • Valur Pálsson double bass
  • Andreas Alin flute
  • Emil Jonason clarinet
  • Gustav Wetterbrandt clarinet
  • Emily Hultmark bassoon
  • Jens-Christoph Lemke bassoon
  • Joakim Agnas trumpet/cornett
  • Mikael Nilsson trumpet
  • Niklas Almgren trombone
  • Karl Frisendahl trombone
  • Daniel Kåse percussion

Sunday 15 October 2017 15.00

Ends approximately 16.45

Price:

195 SEK