Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky: The Firebird, Symphony of Psalms

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre et Choeurs de l'ORTF

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New Philharmonia Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky — Conductor
Choeurs de l'ORTF
Orchestre de l'ORTF
Igor Markevitch — Conductor

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During a memorable farewell concert in London in 1965, Stravinsky the orchestra conductor conducts Stravinsky the composer.

This film invites us to relive an historical concert: Igor Stravinsky's farewell performance at the Royal Festival Hall of London in 1965, at the age of eighty-three. To stop the recalls and applause, the composer-conductor finally comes back on stage wearing his coat and hat.

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Directed by:
Philippe Truffault
Venue: Royal Festival Hall (London, Great Britain)
Production date: 2001
Recording date: 1965
Duration: 54 min
Production: © Idéale Audience / Img Artists / BBC
Resolution: SD