London Symphony Orchestra performs Stravinsky

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts in this Radio 3 Live In Concert

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BBC Radio 3
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 19:30

 

To celebrate his 70th birthday, Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the LSO and the Monteverdi Choir in a special concert of music by Stravinsky.

Both works on the programme – the ballet Apollon musag├Ęte and the opera Oedipus Rex – take Ancient Greek themes.

Apollon musag├Ęte tells of Apollo’s role as the patron of music and poetry and exemplifies Stravinsky’s elegant neo-classical style. Oedipus Rex is a strikingly powerful work based on Sophocles’s tragedy. 

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston performs as Jocaste and tenor Stuart Skelton as Oedipus.