Stravinsky’s Les Noces

09 Jun 2023 22:00

Vienna Muzikverein
Vienna, Austria

Ensemble Aedes, Les Siècles

Mathieu Romano

Of all Stravinsky’s works, Les Noces has undergone the most transformations. The composer reworked the orchestration for nearly ten years and produced three versions. It is the little-known 1919 version (completed by Theo Verbey), which is performed here by the Ensemble Aedes and Les Siècles, directed by Mathieu Romano.
Reputedly the composer’s favorite version, it is scored for harmonium, two cimbaloms, pianola, chorus and four soloists, and is considered the best reflection of the prosody and the work’s folk spirit.