Carnival of Venice 2019
PETROUCHKA: A RUSSIAN CARNIVAL
Igor Stravinskij Music
Petrouchka Igor Stravinskij
Four Russian Songs Igor Stravinskij
Three Children’s Stories Igor Stravinskij
Russian Folk Songs
Ramona Muntenau piano
Alessia Toffanin piano
Violetta Svatnykh soprano
Roberta Reeder introduction
Thursday, 28 February 2019 at 5.30 p.m.
Info: (+39) 348 060 8528
For the Carnival of Venice 2019, in collaboration with Ateneo Veneto, on Thursday, 28 February, Musica Venezia will present a performance dedicated to the beautiful music of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Petrouchka and to Russian folk songs which inspired the great composer when writing this work. Also turning to the Russian tradition, but set to original music by Stravinsky, “Four Russian Songs” and “Three Children’s Stories” will be performed. Stravinsky’s Petrouchka occurs in the atmosphere of Carnival celebrated every year in St. Petersburg, rich with events based on popular culture: dances, songs, theater productions and the Petrouchka glove puppet show. The ballet is a fusion of the popular Russian Petrouchka puppet shows and characters from the Italian Commedia dell’Arte, and other aspects which derive from French culture.
At the Ateneo Veneto, the four-hand musical version of the ballet composed by Stravinsky himself will be performed by Ramona Munteanu and Alessia Toffanin. The vocal cycle of the “Four Russian Popular Songs” written by Stravinsky (1914-1917) and other songs from the popular tradition which inspired the composer will be performed by the Russian soprano Violetta Svatnykh.
Roberta Reeder, who has focused her research on Russian culture, will introduce the concert, speaking about the Russian carnival with audio-visual material from her archive.
tel: (+39) 348 060 8528
* boat stop Rialto