Part of FR2 Friday Evening 2
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About This Performance
Prokofiev wrote this bittersweet, soaring and roaring concerto in 1935, as he was returning to Russia after decades in the West. Hear this classic played by a contemporary master.
Bringing this program to a close is Stravinsky’s kaleidoscopic ballet music that tells of the comic-sad loves and jealousies of three Russian puppets: the trickster Petrushka (called “Punch” in England; “Pulcinella” in Italy), the ever-elegant Ballerina, and the dashing Moor — as well as the Magician/Charlatan who brings them to life at the Shrovetide Fair (the carnival before Lent, like Mardi Gras). Ultimately, Petrushka is not only rejected in love and killed by his rival, but even his ghost gives up the ghost.
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