Can a composer reuse the past and at the same time move in a forward direction? It’s the question that goes to the heart of Igor Stravinsky’s music – works that often take their inspiration from historical models but remain defiantly, distinctively modern. Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to mark the 50th anniversary of Stravinsky’s death with a concert pairing the composer’s ballet Pulcinella – a witty, charming take on Baroque dance and commedia dell’arte – with the heart-rending Stabat mater by Pergolesi, whose music inspired it.
Pergolesi Stabat mater 39’ Stravinsky Pulcinella 40’
Carolyn Sampson soprano Tim Mead counter-tenor Benjamin Hulett tenor Simon Shibambu bass-baritone
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Joana Carneiro conductor