I began this work appropriately at the thaw of our dreary long winter in May of 2014. With only a few crocuses pushing their way through the frozen ground, I understood all too well the desperation for life to emerge again.
Introduction Pt 1 by Stravinsky
Listen from 0:00 to 3:28
With Permission: 2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008 www.tso.ca
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