Scriabin and Stravinsky – rebels of the early 20th century – open the festival. Their revolutionary Poème de l’extase and Sacre caused shockwaves: classical music would never be the same again. A Rotterdam première for Stravinsky’s Funeral Song. Written in remembrance of Rimsky-Korsakov, this recently rediscovered piece symbolises the end of Russian romanticism.
Lecture (in Dutch) at 19.15 by Russia expert Sjeng Scheijen (Entrance: €5)
You can order single tickets for this concert, or as a part of a concert series: Gergiev Festival Passepartout A, Gergiev Festival Passepartout B and Gergiev Festival Thursday or in a flexible series. You will be assured of the best seats and receive a discount of at least 15%!