Item #39498 Autograph musical quotation from Petrushka. Signed in full. Igor STRAVINSKY.

Autograph musical quotation from Petrushka. Signed in full

Four measures containing the theme of the closing of the first scene of the composer's Danse Russe. Notated, unbarred, on dark ivory music paper in blue ink, signed and dated Hollywood 23 January 1966. On an album leaf 141 x 199, laid down to backing board.

Small hole to blank upper margin; two light vertical creases.

Petrushka, a ballet in 4 scenes with music by Stravinsky, choreography by Michel Fokine, and set and costume designs by Alexandre Benois, was written for the 1911 season of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and first performed in Paris at the Châtelet on 13 June 1911. The premiere was conducted by Pierre Monteux, with Vaslav Nijinsky as Petrushka, Tamar Karsavina as lead ballerina, and Enrico Cecchetti as the charlatan.

The work became one of the most popular productions of the revolutionary Ballets Russes and one of Stravinsky's best-loved compositions.

Item #39498

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