Recorded on 04/03/2007, uploaded on 01/27/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Petrouchka, a human-like puppet, is the tragic hero of Igor Stravinsky's
masterpiece. Inspired by the Shrovetide Fair of 19th Century St.
was originally written and performed in Paris
in 1911 by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Stravinsky's brilliant orchestration
is angular, repetitious, daemonic, colorful and unsentimental, displaying both
"human" and "mechanical" qualities. The piano four-hand
version was written by the composer.
Scene four - The
Shrovetide Fair (Evening) - As
evening sets in, the festivities are raucous and unruly. A sequence of
dancers and performers appear; wet nurses dance with coachmen and grooms, a
bear appears with his master, gypsies and masqueraders bring the mood to a
fever pitch. Michael Cansfield
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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