The Weston-Hogarth Piano Duo. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Holst: The Planet Suite.
Wednesday 27th June, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church, Maldon
Igor Stravinski (1882-1971) also composed the Rite of Spring in 1913. Like The Planets, it was also originally composed for piano duet. It’s dynamic rhythmic drive was groundbreaking and led to riots at its first performance at Diaghilev’s Ballets Rousse in Paris. Though it is better known in its orchestrated version, this piano duet version is almost more shocking; more primaeval; in its percussive violence.
Both Christopher Weston and Alisdair Hogarth have become firm favourites as piano soloists with Maldon Festival audiences over the years. This is the first chance we’ve had to welcome them as duettists since 2013.