Expand
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • View Our YouTube Channel
  • Listen on Spotify
  • View our scores on nkoda
Scoring

3(III=picc).2.corA.3(III=bcl).2-4.3.3.1-timp.perc:BD-harp-strings

Abbreviations (PDF)

Publisher

Boosey & Hawkes

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Repertoire Note

Written for the Ida Rubinstein ballet company in Paris and first choreographed by Nijinska, Stravinsky here arranges a sequence of piano pieces and songs by Tchaikovsky in loving tribute to the great Russian composer who was such a strong early influence. The ballet tells the bitter-sweet tale, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice-Maiden, of an abandoned child kissed by a fairy whom the fairy later reclaims on his wedding day. For Stravinsky, the fairy represented Tchaikovsky’s muse. He later adapted the music into the Divertimento concert suite. It is a touching, nostalgic evocation of a Russia that, in the 1920s, had been lost to Stravinsky.

Repertoire note by Jonathan Cross

Recommended Recording
cd_cover

Lucy Shelton/The Cleveland Orchestra/Oliver Knussen
Deutsche Grammophon 4492052

Buy this CD from Amazon


Stay updated on the latest composer news and publications