This podcast features Igor Stravinsky’s wildly inventive work, Les Noces. Ritualistic and insistently rhythmic, Les Noces depicts a Russian peasant wedding and is scored for four pianos, chorus and percussion. It was performed as part of Da Camera’s Exiles in Paris festival in March 2008. The performers were Houston Chamber Choir and So Percussion; pianists Alan Feinberg, Timothy Hester, Pedja Muzijevic and Sarah Rothenberg; and percussionists Richard Brown, Craig Hauschildt and Matthew Strauss. Renowned Dutch conductor Reinbert de Leeuw made his Da Camera debut. A link to texts and translations can be found on the Da Camera and KUHF web sites.
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