Ah… February. The month of love… There was a lot of love to go around in February 2021, but was it all worth it? Let’s find out?
Ep. 37: A Sad Shrovetide – Stravinsky and Petrushka
Petrushka, Igor Stavinksy’s second ballet, is a tragic tale of a living puppet who is treated like a mere toy and brought to the point of madness. Ironically, such a sad tale brought Stravinsky a great deal of success, especially after the triumph that was his previous ballet The Firebird. However, there’s a more you do not know, hidden behind the curtain.
Ep. 2: Rising to Prominence – Stravinsky and The Firebird
Igor Stravinsky’s commission to write The Firebird would be the break that the young composer had been looking for. After the ballet’s premiere, he became an immediate celebrity, and it not only secured his place as a composer for the Ballets Russes, but as a respected and beloved international figure.