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  Garden Design in Worcestershire : Petrushka Gardens by Jayne Lewis
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 Petrushka -
Petrushka is a folk tale of a puppet who is only made of straw and with a bag of sawdust as his body, but who comes to life and has the capacity to love.
The original 1911 version of Petrushka is scored for 2 piccolos, 4 flutes, 4 oboes, English horn, 4 clarinets, bass clarinet, 4 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 harps, piano, celesta, bass drum, cymbals, glockenspiel, snare drum, tambourine, triangle, xylophone, tam-tam, offstage snare drum and tambourine, and strings.
Petrushka lands in his cell with a resounding crash, as he is kicked into his dismal cell by the Wizard.
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 Stravinsky Petrushka - Ravel Concerto in G major
But with Petrushka he jettisoned most of the Rimsky-like traits, absorbed what was of use to him from Debussy and Mussorgsky, and added the unfettered resources of his own imagination.
Petrushka the Ballerina, and the Moor, still attached to their hooks, jiggle to the rhythm of the Danse russe, and after a while astonish the crowd by coming down from the stage and dancing in the street.
One last flair-up of Petrushka's characteristic motif in the trumpet is his ghost, still thumbing his nose at the audience, and the ballet closes quietly and pathetically on C and F-sharp, the two keys that had symbolised Petrushka's agony, that of a man's soul trapped in the machinery of a puppet.
www.benjaminzander.com /news/detail.asp?id=162   (3054 words)

 The Classical Music Pages Quarterly
Petrushka's costume was perhaps the most elaborate, consisting of a white cotton blouse with a frilled collar trimmed with red, a red tie, satin orange and red checkered trousers, blue boots, and a red and white hat with a tassel.
Petrushka's legs were turned in almost at all times, and he needed to be natural, yet stiff and doll-like at the same time.
Petrushka's premier occurred on June 13, 1911, at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris, under the conductor Pierre Montreaux, and the ballet was received tremendously well.
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 Sotheby's - Services & Information - Investor Relations
It is of 'Petrushka', that extraordinary second ballet of the composer, which established his voice as a musical modernist and which has become a staple of the repertoire of ballet companies and orchestras.
The puppet Petrushka comes to life at the Shrove-Tide Fair in St Petersburg, courts a puppet ballerina and is murdered by a Moorish doll.
The vivid depiction of the fairground, the pathos of the pierrot Petrushka, the violence of the Moor, the mechanical tenderness of the ballerina and the earthy depictions of Russian peasant life are unforgettable.
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Petrushka, ugly and unwanted, has fallen in love with her, but she is repulsed by his grotesque antics and flees.
At the climax of the gaiety, Petrushka dashes from behind the curtain of the puppet theater, the Blackamoor in hot pursuit with his scimitar.
Petrushka is a most remarkable theater piece, for seldom has music been wedded so completely and logically to dramatic action.
www.redwoodsymphony.org /history/prognotes.aspx?ID=288   (775 words)

 Pétrouchka (original version, 1911)
When Stravinsky played the Russian Dance and “Petrushka’s Cry” from his projected Konzertstück, which they had never discussed, the impresario was enchanted, not by the idea of a concert piece, but by the possibilities the music suggested for a ballet.
“Petrushka’s Cry,” jarring in its dissonance, is heard as he is kicked into his dismal cell by the Charlatan.
I had conceived the music in two keys in the second tableau as Petrushka’s insult to the public, and I wanted the dialogue for trumpets in two keys at the end to show that his ghost is still insulting the public.
www.kennedy-center.org /calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=composition&composition_id=2416   (963 words)

 Stories of Russian Folk-Life: The Man Who Fought the Wolves
Petrushka and the driver realized that their only hope was to drive past this animal before its fellows came up and attacked in force.
Petrushka began to tremble, partly with excitement and partly because he was suffering from the effects of frost-bite.
Petrushka was bold as a lion, but his strength was fast ebbing away, and when one of the animals succeeded in scrambling up the parapet and came bounding towards him, he swung his axe round to strike a blow, but overbalanced himself and fell with a crash on the frozen river beneath.
www.sacred-texts.com /neu/srf/srf09.htm   (6405 words)

 April 15-18
Petrushka was described by a famous carnival showman as "a devil-may-care oddball, a wisecracker and disturber of the peace." As Richard Taruskin has pointed out in his recent book on Stravinsky, however, the hero of the ballet has little to do with that characterization.
The waltz is abruptly interrupted as Petrushka enters to motifs familiar from the second tableau.
His fight with the Moor is expressed by excited runs that, like Petrushka's earlier music, are "bitonal" in the sense that the same melodic lines are played in two keys at the same time.
www.clevelandorch.com /images/FTPImages/Performance/program_notes/041504.html   (4660 words)

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra - 4-28 Program Notes
Petrushka opens with a busy crowd scene, a kaleidoscopic panorama of street dancers, drummers, a magician playing a flute, a street musician with his hurdy-gurdy, and three puppets--Petrushka, a ballerina, and the Moor.
When he first began sketching Petrushka, Stravinsky was haunted by the image of a musician rolling two objects over the fl and white keys of the piano, which led him to the idea of a bitonal effect made by combining the white-note C major arpeggio with the fl-note F-sharp major arpeggio.
This double-sided sonority dominates Petrushka's scene (the first music Stravinsky wrote) and as the work progressed, it came to represent the conflicting sides of his character--the human versus the puppet.
www.cso.org /main.taf?p=5,5,3,1,29   (2842 words)

 Los Angeles Philharmonic Association - Piece Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stravinsky wrote to his mother: "…my Petrushka is turning out each day completely new and there are new disagreeable traits in his character, but he delights me because he is absolutely devoid of hypocrisy." Petrushka is a descendant of the commedia dell'arte Pulcinella, a clown representing the trickster archetype.
Petrushka is introduced with the other major connective device of the work: the "Petrushka Chord," a tone cluster made of the major triads of C and F-sharp that weaves the work together both harmonically and melodically.
The Magician realizes that Petrushka is a puppet, and when Petrushka's ghost appears the Magician runs away scared; the recurring "Petrushka chord" gives the last laugh.
www.laphil.org /resources/piece_detail.cfm?id=1704   (882 words)

 Willem Hofhuizen, Petrushka
In the middle of the square, an old showman with a puppet theater brings three dolls to life: a Ballerina, a Moor and Petrushka, the eternal loser.
Petrushka falls in love with the Ballerina, but she prefers the Moor, who, in a bitter fight with his jealous rival, chops off Petrushka's head with his scimitar.
Maybe that is why he devoted a number of paintings to the Petrushka theme.
www.hofhuizen.com /petroesjka/petroesjka_en.htm   (139 words)

 Petrushka - Orange Tabby - October 12, 2003
When Petrushka eats, very often, his face falls in a bowl, as I said above - he cannot keep his balance.
"Petrushka" is a "sad clown" - it's a traditional story about a straw toy with a human heart.
"Petrushka" is a Russian word, but there is the same story in other cultures: "Pierrot" in French, "Pulchinella" in Italian.
www.catoftheday.com /archive/2003/October/12.html   (397 words)

 Stravinsky's Petrushka/Pulcinella
He first heard Petrushka in 1914 with Pierre Monteux directing, conducted it himself for the first time in 1922 at Cologne, with later performances in New York, Russia and Los Angeles in addition to the 1934 Vienna performance mentioned earlier.
Petrushka never should be boring; this one is. It just plods along, marred by occasional careless ensemble playing.
Those who love Petrushka also might wish to investigate Yuri Temirkanov's imaginative 1975 Leningrad version issued on RCA (32044) although, surprisingly, he doesn't have the tambourine player drop the instrument signifying Petrushka's death.
classicalcdreview.com /petrouch.htm   (628 words)

 Early 20th Century Russian Theater
The horse subsequently throws Petrushka, and in revenge he beats the gypsy to death, starting a whole string of violent conflicts that generally end with Petrushka being dragged off to hell.
The bottom right is the Magician of Enrico Cechetti, and, on the lower left as well as in the center inset, the Moor.
This is the design for Act 1 of Petrushka, which takes place during the Shrovetide carnival.
faculty-web.at.northwestern.edu /slavic/theater/index6.html   (612 words)

 Diablo Ballet stumbles over 'Petrushka' takeoff   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The original "Petrushka" is a Ballets Russes classic, with a powerful score by Stravinsky and a libretto the composer devised with famed scenic designer Alexandre Benois.
The imprisonment of the flesh is represented by white shirts, which the newly incarnated souls are forced to wear by the ringmaster Charlatan (David Fonnegra).
In between, Petrushka admires the Ballerina (Erika Johnson), sleeps with a Prostitute (Lauren Main de Lucia) and is killed by the Moor (Jekyns Pelaez) for no apparent reason other than Kabaniaev's desire to trace some vestige of the ballet's former plot.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/05/25/DDGI8CTICB1.DTL&type=performance   (603 words)

 Basil Twist and Petrushka - Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Petrushka, in fact, is a perfect vehicle for a puppeteer since the main characters in the scenario-Petrushka, the Ballerina, and the Blackamoor-are puppets entangled in an all-too-human love triangle.
Unlike Symphonie Fantastique, which used a recording, Petrushka's music will be live-not the orchestral version, but the two-piano version.
The piece also explores what it means to be a puppet, what it means to be manipulated, and what it's like to "escape puppetdom." "Petrushka has this existential dilemma about being a puppet," explains Twist, "but because he has a soul, he actually escapes.
www.lincolncenter.org /bts/articledetail.asp?cname=article_twist&session=4BAD8A3A-D303-4015-BF4E-2DF2BA31ED7F&version=&ws=&bc=2   (974 words)

 NewsAdvance.com | A love triangle
Petrushka becomes involved in a love triangle and is battling with the Moor for the love of The Ballerina Doll.
"(Petrushka) falls in love with a dancer, a beautiful dancer, and tries to win her heart," Lee said.
Petrushka's room is very dark and sad, and throughout the production he is trying to escape, Lee said.
www.newsadvance.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=LNA/MGArticle/LNA_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031782939294&path=   (335 words)

 Petroushka Igor Stravinsky   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The ballerina tries to restrain the flamoor, but Petrushka is struck down by his sword.
It begins to snow and Petrushka dies to the astonishment of the crowds.
The showman reassures everyone that Petrushka is just a puppet with a wooden head and a body stuffed with sawdust, but as the night comes, the showman is astonished to see Petrushka's ghost above the roof of the little theatre.
www.dragonband.com /petroushkastory.htm   (321 words)

 Jordan College of Fine Arts - Ballet Russe Drop Collection
Petrushka (or, with French spelling, Petrouchka) came into the repertoire of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo during the early years (1938-42).
Much of the set for Petrushka consists of hard scenery.
The only soft goods in the Butler Ballet's collection are the act curtain, a set of legs, three different borders, and the two-part curtain probably acting as transition between the scenes.
www.butler.edu /dance/da_br_petrushka.html   (374 words)

 Robertson Works His Magic Again / S.F. Symphony plays superb `Petrushka'
But it was ``Petrushka'' that made the evening a triumph.
Just as striking were the two inte rior scenes, devoted to the romantic travails of the puppet Petrushka.
``Petrushka'' must have been one of the pieces contributing to the 15-minute Sinfonia of Keuris, who died in 1996 at 50; others are Schoenberg's ``Five Pieces for Orchestra,'' Mahler's Ninth Symphony and a handful of others harder to identify on a single hearing.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/04/28/DD25375.DTL&type=music   (684 words)

 Petrushka: Sources and Contexts - Andrew (editor) Wachtel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this groundbreaking book, four distinguished scholars offer a detailed exploration of the ballet Petrushka, which premiered in Russia in 1911 and became one of the most important and influential theatrical works of the modernist period.
Commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev and set to a score by Igor Stravinsky, Petrushka was based on a libretto by Stravinsky, Alexandre Benois (who also designed the sets and costumes), and Mikhail Fokine (who also did the choreography); the lead dancers were Vaclav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina.
Though other ballets may surpass Petrushka in choreography, music, or design, Petrushka remains the best and most characteristic work of theatrical modernism because of how perfectly balanced it is: the creators worked together so brilliantly that all elements of the production are in complete harmony.
www.biblio.com /books/isbnnu/7771316.html   (451 words)

 The Double, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (chapter8)
Golyadkin was gazing in open-mouthed bewilderment at the empty spot, the door creaked and Petrushka came in with the tea-tray.
After a brief silence, however, Petrushka in a rude and husky voice answered that his master was not at home.
Golyadkin was utterly flabbergasted, as the saying is. At last Petrushka explained that the ‘other one’ had gone away an hour and a half ago, and would not wait.
etext.library.adelaide.edu.au /d/dostoyevsky/d72d/chapter8.html   (3969 words)

 ESPN.com - Horse Racing - Petrushka out of Dubai World Cup
Petrushka, a British horse that won three top races in England, Ireland and France, worked out at the Nad Al Sheba course Sunday night.
Harry Herbert, managing director of the group that owns the horse, said Monday the 3-year-old had a small chip in her fetlock.
Petrushka won her first race as a 2-year-old and proved herself since.
espn.go.com /horse/news/2001/0312/1150676.html   (230 words)

 Boston.com / A&E / Music / Zander conducts a spirited 'Petrushka'
Silver-tongued orator Benjamin Zander was at his pedagogical best in introducing Stravinsky's "Petrushka" to the Bose Discovery Series audience Thursday night in Sanders Theatre, and then the Boston Philharmonic gave a rip-roaring performance of the famous ballet score.
Stravinsky was noted for his observation that music cannot be "about" anything other than itself, but his practice tells another story -- if you want someone to put a Moor foot-juggling a coconut into music, Stravinsky is the man to do it.
Cole banged away, apparently unaware that beyond a certain point, the harder you pound the keyboard, the less sound you produce.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2004/11/20/zander_conducts_a_spirited_petrushka   (556 words)

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