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* Concert Part 2: Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms


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This was one of the scores commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky for the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1930. Aiming at a work with great contrapuntal development, Stravinsky chose a choral and instrumental ensemble in which the two elements were on an equal footing. A choir implied words and, being a religious person, it was natural that he should think of the Psalms. Eschewing conventional symphonic form, he also decided against a normal orchestra. And so he came to write his Symphony of Psalms for choir, woodwind, brass, drums, harp, two pianos, cellos, and basses-a masterpiece as moving as it is austere. Felix Aprahamian


Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Unknown: Felix Aprahamian

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* Concert Part 2: Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

BBC Radio 4 FM, 10 April 1968 21.03

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