Igor Stravinsky : Petrushka [reblog]

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Η ιστορία που αφηγείται το μπαλέτο του Igor Stravinsky αναφέρεται σε τρεις ζωντανές κούκλες [Πετρούσκα, Μπαλαρίνα, Μαυριτανός] τους έρωτες και τις ζηλοτυπίες τους. Τελειώνει με τον Petrushka να πέφτει νεκρός από το σπαθί του αντιζηλού του, μετατρεπόμενος σε …φάντασμα.
Ακούμε την τέταρτη και τελευταία σκηνή του έργου. [Φωτό : ο συνθέτης με τoν πρώτο Petrushka, Vaslav Nijinsky, Παρίσι 1911]

The story on which Igor Stravinsky’s ballet is based, is about three living puppets [Petrushka, Ballerina, the Moor] their loves and jealousies. It ends with Petrushka turning into a …ghost after being killed by his rival’s sword.
We hear the fourth and final scene of the play. [Photo : The composer with first Petrushka, Vaslav Nijinsky, Paris 1911].


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