Petrushka – Firebird– Sacre

Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra in concert

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In Paris in the early 20th century, symphonies were worth nothing and operas little. Composers who wanted to be “up to date” wrote ballet music – and then performed it in the concert hall. The new times needed new rhythms. Like everything in France, ballets had to be short and sweet, with sparkling instrumentation, fairytale-like and/or scandalous. The young Stravinsky emerged as the king of this movement: with his three “Russian” ballets, which Valery Gergiev will present to us today. Buoyant music from Paris/St. Petersburg which combines the best of both worlds.

Photo that shows Mariinsky Orchestra Valery Gergiev By Natasha Razina © State Academic Mariinsky Theatre Groß. © Natasha Razina © State Academic Mariinsky Theatre
© Natasha Razina © State Academic Mariinsky Theatre

Program

Igor Stravinsky
Pétrouchka (Petrushka)
L’oiseau du feu (The Firebird)
Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)

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