What Stravinsky Did When He Was 64

There are a few reasons why I feel a connection to the Stravinsky Concerto in D, his string symphony. First, because I am Swiss and the work was commissioned by the Baseler Kammerorchester to celebrate their 20th anniversary, second because I conducted it when I was a student, and third because it is a work I admire for its intensity and colors. It is a piece not often heard, and I want to share with you a clip from the opening, with the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester.

Photo by Kaupo Kikkas – visual artist