Stravinsky Petrushka, The Song of the Nightingale

Label:
Cat No:
8571222
Barcode:
747313122271
Format:
CD
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Released:
01 - 11 - 2012
Price:
$12.95
Status:
AVAILABLE
 
 

Stravinsky Petrushka, The Song of the Nightingale

Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz (conductor)

Seattle Symphony Collection. Paris was one of the great centres of European art, and Sergei Diaghilev and his Ballet russes brought to the city a succession of epoch-shattering productions that revolutionised ballet. Whilst composing The Rite of Spring for Diaghilev, Stravinsky broke off its composition to write Petrushka, the story of a puppet suddenly brought to life. Choreography was by Fokin and Nijinsky danced the title role. It remains one of the 20th Century's greatest ballets. Using music from Acts I and II of his opera Le Rossignol, Stravinsky's The Song of the Nightingale - based on his opera The Nightingale - is a brilliantly orchestrated choreographic poem, richly evoking Chinese music and the allure of the Orient.

Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 Version), The Song of the Nightingale

Running Time: 57 min