Igor Stravinsky  - Petrushka  - Free Download @ Alexander Street Press
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Igor Stravinsky - Petrushka - Free Download @ Alexander Street Press

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Found 12th Apr 2016
A suite from Igor Stravinsky's (1882–1971) ballet Petrushka, performed by the Orchestre National de Lille under the direction of Jean-Claude Casadesus. More resources on Igor Stravinsky, including a score of Petrushka with handwritten choreographic notes by Bronislava Nijinska, are freely available to all on the Open Music Library.

Stravinsky Petrushka, Mvt. 1: Scene I: The Shrove-Tide Fair - Vivace

Stravinsky Petrushka, Mvt. 2: Scene I: The Shrove-Tide Fair - The Magic Trick

Stravinsky Petrushka, Mvt. 3: Scene I: The Shrove-Tide Fair - Russian Dance

Stravinsky Petrushka, Mvt. 4: Scene II: Petrushka's cell

Stravinsky Petrushka, Mvt. 5: The Blackamoor's cell - Dance of the Ballerina

Stravinsky Petrushka, Mvt. 6: Scene III: The Moor's Cell - Dance of the Ballerina

Stravinsky Petrushka, Mvt. 7: Scene III: The Moor's Cell - Valse

Stravinsky Petrushka, Mvt. 8: Scene IV: The Fair Towards Evening - Con moto

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Petrushka (French: Pétrouchka; Russian: Петрушка) is a ballet burlesque in four scenes. It was composed in 1910–11 and revised in 1947. Igor Stravinsky composed the music, and, with Alexandre Benois, fashioned the libretto. Michel Fokine choreographed the ballet; Benois designed the sets and costumes. Petrushka was first performed by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on 13 June 1911. Vaslav Nijinsky portrayed Petrushka with Tamara Karsavina as the Ballerina. Alexandre Orlov portrayed the Moor, and Enrico Cecchetti the Charlatan.[1]

Petrushka tells the story of the loves and jealousies of three puppets. The three are brought to life by the Charlatan during 1830 Shrovetide Fair (Maslenitsa) in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Petrushka loves the Ballerina, but she rejects him. She prefers the Moor. Petrushka is angry and hurt, and challenges the Moor. The Moor kills him with his scimitar. Petrushka's ghost rises above the puppet theatre as night falls. He shakes his fist at the Charlatan, then collapses in a second death.

Petrushka brings music, dance, and design together in a unified whole. It is one of the most popular of the Ballets Russes productions. It is usually performed today using the original designs and choreography. Grace Robert wrote in 1946, "Although more than thirty years have elapsed since Petrushka was first performed, its position as one of the greatest ballets remains unassailed. Its perfect fusion of music, choreography, and décor and its theme—the timeless tragedy of the human spirit—unite to make its appeal universal"
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Edited by: "Boz" 12th Apr 2016
Thanks Boz You've been busy posting away, recipes here, music there. Much appreciated x
I do love a bit of Stravinsky, I like classical a LOT!
lljwagg

Thanks Boz You've been busy posting away, recipes here, music there. … Thanks Boz You've been busy posting away, recipes here, music there. Much appreciated x :3I do love a bit of Stravinsky, I like classical a LOT!




Why Am I Thinking Sparks !!!!

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Edited by: "Boz" 12th Apr 2016
Funny you should mention the Mael Brothers. I met them once at an after show party and they were really non communicative with just about everybody. Just strange and introverted. I was a big fan.....until then. The disappointment was crushing.
lljwagg

Funny you should mention the Mael Brothers. I met them once at an after … Funny you should mention the Mael Brothers. I met them once at an after show party and they were really non communicative with just about everybody. Just strange and introverted. I was a big fan.....until then. The disappointment was crushing.




How Odd perhaps it was an off day for them.
The Titles of some of their songs are quite ingenious.
I love eccentric acts like Captain Beefheart & Stanshall
& The Bonzo Dogs .
This is one of my favourite more recent Sparks tunes.

youtube.com/wat…lse

Edited by: "Boz" 13th Apr 2016
I still love Sparks, and always loved Stanshall & Bonzo - eclectic tastes I'm guessing.
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