Stravinsky – The Owl and the Pussy-cat

The last piece Stravinsky ever wrote – a delightfully quirky setting of The Owl and the Pussycat

I’ve always loved Edward Lear’s nonense poetry. I discovered this delightfully quirky setting by Stravinsky on what turned out to be the penultimate weekend of normal life when mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska sang it in the concert after our Samling Masterclass. Ema told me afterwards that it was the last piece Stravinsky wrote, which I found rather touching – and it suits the oddities of the poem rather nicely.

The last piece Stravinsky ever wrote – a delightfully quirky setting of The Owl and the Pussycat

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