Andrew Staples, Pauline Cheviller, Orchestra, Chorus and Children's Chorus of the Finnish National Opera & Esa-Pekka Salonen - Stravinsky: Perséphone (Live) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:03 minutes | 894 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
Stravinsky’s Perséphone (1934) is a dynamic musical-theatrical narration of the myth of Persephone’s abduction to the underworld and return to earth. The transparent, sober but evocative music epitomizes Stravinsky’s sensuous take on Neoclassicism, and the piece showcases Stravinsky’s eclectic, original and highly personal approach to music and musical drama through a playful mixture of several genres – melodrama, song, chorus, dance and pantomime. Ultimately, Perséphone offers Stravinsky’s second ode to spring, albeit without the brutal excesses of Le Sacre.