Stravinsky: Mass & Symphony of Psalms

Stravinsky: Mass & Symphony of Psalms

Westminster Cathedral Choir, City of London Sinfonia, James O'Donnell (conductor)


In his Chroniques de ma vie (1935/36), Stravinsky made a violent attack, inspired by a performance of Parsifal he had seen at Bayreuth in 1912, upon ‘this unseemly and sacrilegious conception of art as religion and the theatre as a temple’. His religious music is his own testament to the medieval clarity with which he perceived the difference between the two.

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