Dolls fall in love
Petrushka ballet burlesque in four scenes (original 1911 version)
When Stravinsky met famous Russian ballet director Diaghilev in Lausanne in autumn 1910, he spoke of a project for this ballet which would become one of his most celebrated works. With it’s festive atmosphere of Russian carnival, the work tells the tale of the impossible love between between a puppet and a doll. The original recording of Petrushkaby an OSR conducted by Ernest Ansermet at the very beginning of the vinyl era in 1950 propelled the orchestra to fame across the whole world; thanks to it’s musicality and exceptional recording quality for the era.
For this Family Concert we will hear the 1911 version for large orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Nott.