Enjoy a popular concert from the London Symphony Orchestra's archives.
Thursday 4 June 2020, 7pm
Stravinsky - A Solider's Tale
Stravinsky was suffering during World War One: He had no commissions from international orchestras and was struggling to feed his family. However he fought to survive and chose to write pieces for small groups of instruments. Turning negatives into positives he said:
“My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self of the chains that shackle the spirit.”
One of the pieces he wrote is A Solider's Tale, watch the archive broadcast on the LSO's YouTube channel.