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London Philharmonic Orchestra: Petrushka and Friends

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Petrushka and Friends
London Philharmonic Orchestra: Petrushka and Friends

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Part of Classical Season

The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski perform Stravinsky's Petrushka in the third concert of their exploration of the legendary Russian composer and his contemporaries.

On a spring day in Old Russia, a crowd of fairgoers watches a puppet show. Petrushka loves the Ballerina. The Ballerina prefers the Moor. Tragedy looms, but don’t worry: puppets don’t have hearts . . . do they?

Stravinsky’s Petrushka paints Russian tradition in colours as bright as a piece of folk-art – and as sinister as the new century.

Violinist Ray Chen brings all his charisma and wizardry to Prokofiev’s super-sophisticated fairy tale of a First Violin Concerto, and Vladimir Jurowski raises the curtain with an affectionate glance backwards: three fantastic miniatures
by the man who was originally meant to write The Firebird, Stravinsky’s old teacher Anatoly Liadov.

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