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 Stravinsky Petrushka - Ravel Concerto in G major
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.
The opening of the concerto inevitably brings to mind the beginning of Stravinsky's Petrushka - the same fairground atmosphere, with drum roll, folk-like melody in the piccolo, and the piano providing a blurred underpinning with figuration in two keys at once (the latter idea virtually stolen from Stravinsky's ballet).
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.
www.benjaminzander.com /news/detail.asp?id=162   (3054 words)

  
 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 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.
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.
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 Petrushka: Sources and Contexts - Andrew (editor) Wachtel
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.
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.
www.biblio.com /books/isbnnu/7771316.html   (451 words)

  
 STRAVINSKY Pétrouchka. Firebird Suite. Symphony in 3 Movements. Scenes de ballet. Berman/Israel PO/Bernstein (DG) - INKPOT
STRAVINSKY Petrushka, Firebird Suite, Symphony in Three Movements, Scènes de ballet with the Israel PO/Bernstein (DG Masters).
Its immense popularity resulted in the publication of three suites, the first in 1911 for a huge orchestra, another in 1919 (the one featured in the recording) and a final one in 1949, which includes other dance numbers from the ballet.
Pétrouchka (the French form of Petrushka), subtitled a "Burlesque in 4 scenes", has seen many arrangements simply because of the inventiveness of its thematic material, rhythmically and harmonically.
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 Petrushka --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Biography of this legendary Russian ballet dancer and protege of Sergei Pavlovitch Diaghilev, known for his performances in Don Giovanni, Petrushka, Le Spectre de la Rose, Jeux, and The Rite of Spring.
Includes a biography, an image gallery, a list of his works, and a critical essay on his ballet Petrushka.
The name Petrushka began to be more widely known outside of Russia in 1911, when Sergei Diaghilev produced…
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9341509   (648 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.
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.
The waltz is abruptly interrupted as Petrushka enters to motifs familiar from the second tableau.
www.clevelandorch.com /images/FTPImages/Performance/program_notes/041504.html   (4660 words)

  
 The Classical Music Pages Quarterly
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.
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.
w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de /cmp/stravinsky_shearer.html   (4161 words)

  
 prognotes.aspx?ID=288
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.
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.
“Petrushka’s Cry,” jarring in its dissonance, is heard as he is kicked into his dismal cell by the Charlatan.
www.kennedy-center.org /calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=composition&composition_id=2416   (963 words)

  
 Early 20th Century Russian Theater
This picture, entitled "Shrovetide" (1916) captures the gaiety of the Russian mardi gras period that is featured in the ballet "Petrushka".
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.
It is from behind the blue curtain that the Magician will summon the puppets of the Moor, the Ballerina, and Petrushka to life.
faculty-web.at.northwestern.edu /slavic/theater/index6.html   (612 words)

  
 Basil Twist and Petrushka - Articles
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.
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.
Unlike Symphonie Fantastique, which used a recording, Petrushka's music will be live-not the orchestral version, but the two-piano version.
www.lincolncenter.org /bts/articledetail.asp?cname=article_twist&session=4BAD8A3A-D303-4015-BF4E-2DF2BA31ED7F&version=&ws=&bc=2   (974 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).
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.
Much of the set for Petrushka consists of hard scenery.
www.butler.edu /dance/da_br_petrushka.html   (374 words)

  
 Diablo Ballet stumbles over 'Petrushka' takeoff
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.
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.
In his reworking, human souls -- including our hero Petrushka, played by Edward Stegge -- wait in heaven to be born into bodies.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/05/25/DDGI8CTICB1.DTL&type=performance   (603 words)

  
 NewsAdvance.com A love triangle
The ballet, set in 1830, is divided into four scenes - The Shrovetide Fair, Petrushka's Room, The Moor's Room and The Grand Carnival.
Petrushka becomes involved in a love triangle and is battling with the Moor for the love of The Ballerina Doll.
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)

  
 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.
Tiny Heng-Jin Park leveraged more tone, and of better quality, out of the same instrument in "Petrushka."
Boston.com / AandE / Music / Zander conducts a spirited 'Petrushka'
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2004/11/20/zander_conducts_a_spirited_petrushka   (556 words)

  
 JS Online: 'Petrushka' deserving of a second look
Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson's fascinating version of "Petrushka" did not get the audience it deserved during its premiere run, which began on Sept. 13.
Kralj, Anderson and Ed Burgess will repeat their roles as the fickle ballerina, the hapless Petrushka and the sensuous, brutish soldier.
JS Online: 'Petrushka' deserving of a second look
www.jsonline.com /onwisconsin/music/may02/42057.asp   (162 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Petrushka: Search Results All Products
Petrushka for Solo Piano : Complete Ballet by Igor Stravinsky (Author) (Paperback - March 31, 2006)
Petrushka and the dancer: The diaries of John Cowper Powys, 1929-1939 by John Cowper Powys (Author) (Hardcover - June 15, 1995)
Petrushka and the Rite of Spring for Piano Four Hands or Two Hands by Igor Stravinsky (Author) (Paperback - August 1990)
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 Igor Stravinsky
Petrushka, too, is distinctively scored and the first of Stravinsky's ballets to draw on folk
The ballets trace his stylistic development: from the L'oiseau de feu, whose style draws largely on Rimsky-Korsakov, to Petrushka's emphasis on
But it is the third ballet, The Rite of Spring, that is generally considered the apotheosis of Stravinsky's "Russian Period".
www.mp3.fm /Igor_Stravinsky.htm   (2745 words)

  
 Duesberg on AIDS-
He was Petrushka, the disjointed puppet, broken and miserable."
Jack Anderson, "Rudolf Nureyev, Charismatic Dancer Who Gave Fire to Ballet's Image, Dies at 54", _The New York Times_, 7 January 1993.
Canesi stated in his interview, "His disposition became milder with illness, and he became more and more touching.
www.duesberg.com /media/jlpetrushka.html   (1808 words)

  
 Three Early Ballets (The Firebird, Petrushka, The
Three Early Ballets (The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring
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Pretrushka contains all of the music in the original 1911 version, The Firebird is a transcription of the full-length 1910 ballet and The Rite of Spring is presented in a revised form of the well-known Leyetchkiss transcription.
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 Pro Arte May 2001
After the end of World War I, Serge Diaghilev was eager to bring his prize composer, Igor Stravinsky, back into the fold of his Ballets Russes, where he had achieved such epochal pre-war successes as Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring.
But Diaghilev, who was an experienced musician as well as an impresario, had already gathered pieces that he thought might be suitable in a ballet, and he finally persuaded Stravinsky at least to look at what he had collected--much of it, he said, completely unknown.
The Ballets Russes had recently produced a piece based on old works by Scarlatti dressed up in new orchestrations, and Diaghilev thought Stravinsky might enjoy a similar undertaking.
www.proarte.org /notes/Oct03.htm   (1562 words)

  
 Notes on Pulcinella Suite (Igor Stravinsky)
In 1919 Sergei Diaghilev, the impressario of the Ballets Russes whose collaborations with Stravinsky, including The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring, had brought the composer to international prominence, approached him with a new project: a ballet based on music by the eighteenth-century composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, with set designs by Pablo Picasso.
The ballet would be based on the characters of the sixteenth-century commedia dell'arte, then enjoying a considerable vogue (Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos and Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire also date from this period).
Pulcinella Suite (1922, rev. 1947; suite based on music of the 1919 ballet)
www.loudounsymphony.org /notes/stravinsky-pulcinella.html   (344 words)

  
 MUSICMATCH Guide: Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's triad of early ballets -- The Firebird (1909-10), Petrushka (1910-11), and most importantly, The Rite of Spring (1911-13) -- did more to establish his reputation than any of his other works; indeed, the riot which followed the premiere of The Rite is one of the most notorious events in music history.
The neoclassical tautness of works as diverse as the ballet Pulcinella (1919-20), the Symphony of Psalms (1930) and, decades later, the opera The Rake's Progress (1948-51) made a widespread impact and had an especial influence upon the fledgling school of American composers that looked to Stravinsky as its primary model.
Pulcinella, ballet with song in 1 act, for 3 vocal soloists & orchestra
www.mmguide.musicmatch.com /artist/artist.cgi?ARTISTID=1089116&TMPL=LONG   (2387 words)

  
 Program Notes - Printer-Friendly
In 1919 Diaghilev presented the two most famous of Massine’s early ballets, the two of which the dancer-choreographer would be proudest all his life: La Boutique fantasque, with a Rossini-Respighi score, followed three weeks later by The Three-Cornered Hat, to the superb music of Falla.
This consists of most of the music of the ballet’s first two scenes, followed by the pas de deux for the boy and his bride.
Now, for Pulcinella, Diaghilev decided to approach Stravinsky, who with The Firebird, Petrushka, and Le Sacre du printemps had been the musical sensation of his pre-war seasons in Paris.
www.sfsymphony.org /templates/pgmNotePrint.asp?nodeid=3021   (4099 words)

  
 Sheet Music Plus - Rodeo
Igor Stravinsky: Three Early Ballets - The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite Of Spring For solo piano...
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 Serge Leonovich Grigoriev (1883-???)
Grigoriev mounted The Firebird in 1954 and Petrushka in 1957 for the Royal Ballet in London.
Because of his phenomenal memory, he became régisseur of the Ballets Russes on their first trip to Paris in 1909 and remained in that position for twenty years.
Before he agreed to return Fokine made many demands: to dance leading roles; that all of Nijinsky's ballets be dropped from the repertoire; and that Grigoriev and his wife, the ballerina Lubov Tchernicheva, be discharged from the company.
michaelminn.net /andros/biographies/grigoriev_serge.htm   (496 words)

  
 Jorgen
Ballet Jörgen also tours a repertoire program, which, includes its new production of Stravinsky's "Petrushka" (a favorite of the Ballets Russes).
is a Toronto-based contemporary ballet company directed by Bengt Jörgen, formerly of the National Ballet of Canada.
Two children's ballets, "The Velveteen Rabbit" and "The Emperor's New Clothes," are available, as well, during the company’s 2005-2006 tours.
members.aol.com /lindseyartists/jorgen.htm   (216 words)

  
 Eva Evdokimova
Together they performed most of his classical productions as well as 20th century ballets such as Spectre de la Rose, Petrushka, Apollo, Miss Julie the Idiot, etc. Eva's repertoire comprises some 125 ballets, spanning the leading roles of all 19th century classics as well as many neo-classical, dramatics and contemporary works.
She later joined the Ballet of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, where she was quickly promoted to Prima Ballerina Assoluta.
as Prima Ballerina Assoluta with American Ballet Theater, Kirov Ballet, La Scala Milano, National Ballet of Canada, National Ballet of Cuba, Paris Opera Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and Tokyo Ballet.
www.balart.com /EvaEvdokimova.htm   (216 words)

  
 DanceWorks SideSteps - Ballets Russes
Sensing the desire in the West for exotic Russian themes, Russian choreographer Mikhail Fokine created the abstract ballet, Les Sylphides (1909); the fast-paced Russian fairy tale, The Firebird (1910); and the highly theatrical Petrushka (1911).
Although in the years preceding the status of ballet had suffered, the company's advanced technical skill, innovative ballets, and colourful designs revived ballet and reestablished it as a credible art form.
Originally begun in 1909 as a summer theatre in Paris by the Russian Opera and Ballet, Ballets Russes became a permanent ballet company in 1911.
www.danceworksonline.co.uk /sidesteps/companies/balletrusses.htm   (240 words)

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