David Stern Conducts Schoenberg and StravinskyAmerican conductor David Stern will guide us into a journey of 20th century music in the second concert of “European Fog” series. In 1908, Stravinsky wrote Funeral Song as a memorial tribute to his beloved teacher Rimsky-Korsakov. This work which explores the possibilities of chromatic harmony has never been performed in China before. Symphonic poem “Chant du rossignol” (“Song of the Nightingale”) was rearranged from Stravinsky’s own opera Nightingale, whose story happened in China. So we could say it is a “home-returning” journey of the story. “Zwei Menschen gehn durch kahlen, kalten Hain" (“Two people are walking through a bare, cold wood)”, wrote Richard Dehmel in his poem. And Schoenberg used the mood of the poem to compose string sextet “Verklärte Nacht” (“Transfigured Night”). Later, it was rearranged into a work for orchestra.
David Stern Conducts Schoenberg and Stravinsky
Stravinsky: Funeral Song, Op.5 (Chinese Premiere) 12’
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (“Transfigured Night”), for string orchestra 29’
Stravinsky: Chant du rossignol (“Song of the Nightingale”) 19’
Albert Roussel: Symphony No.3 in G minor, Op.42 25’
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