Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps – Nelsons, Gewandhausorchester

Andris Nelsons Gewandhausorchester

When Andris Nelsons made his debut with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in 2011, the conductor and the orchestra are said to have felt a magical connection, which only a few years later resulted in his appointment as the 21st principal conductor of the world-renowned orchestra, beginning in 2018. In 2016, one of his concerts with the Gewandhausorchester featured three works by three composers, each of whom revolutionized the musical traditions of their times. more

Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff – Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle

Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle -- Moving to Modern Times: Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff

In 2014, the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle completed their cycle “Moving to Modern Times” with Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird which the composer set to gorgeous, scintillatingly colorful ballet music in 1909-10. Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker paired this lush score of orientalizing lyricism with another masterpiece of Russian late Romanticism: Sergei Rachmaninoff’s rousing Symphonic Dances, which likewise escorts us into a magical realm of fantasy.