At the Mariinsky will present lost Funeral song Stravinsky

В Мариинке представят считавшуюся утерянной Погребальную песню Стравинского

Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre under Valery Gergiev will perform at the Concert hall “Mariinsky theatre” in St. Petersburg orchestra play Igor Stravinsky’s “the Funeral song”, which the composer himself believed irretrievably lost, told RIA Novosti press-service of the theatre.

The world premiere of a new composition will open the Year of Stravinsky, the 135th anniversary which will be celebrated in 2017.

For the first time, after more than 100 years after the only performance of “the Funeral song” will be performed on the big stage.

“The funeral song” was written by the composer at the very beginning of his career, in 1908, on the death of his teacher Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The first performance took place on 17 (30) January, 1909, at the Great hall of the St Petersburg Conservatoire in the program of the first “Russian Symphony concerts” dedicated to the memory of Rimsky-Korsakov (conductor Felix Blumenfeld).

It was believed that the manuscript score disappeared in Russia during the revolution, since all domestic and foreign catalogues the name of “the Funeral song” was accompanied by the remark: “is Not issued, is lost”.

In the spring of 2015, when you move the St. Petersburg Conservatory from skryvavshegosya for the repair of historic buildings in the Musical library was discovered previously inaccessible warehouse of old notes to be destroyed by the act of write-off. Among other manuscripts there was a set of orchestral voices “Funeral songs”.

Based on the surviving set of orchestral 58, the group of experts of the St. Petersburg Conservatory under the leadership of Vice-rector for research Natalia the she reconstructed the score.

“The funeral song” was written by Stravinsky for Symphony orchestra ternary composition. 106 bars of music in a slow tempo (largo assai) approximate duration of 11 minutes.