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Why Stravinsky's 'Petrouchka' Was One Percussionist's Nightmare

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:30pm

Why Stravinsky's 'Petrouchka' Was One Percussionist's Nightmare

Russian composer Igor Stravinsky at work. (Erich Auerbach/Getty Images)
Russian composer Igor Stravinsky at work. (Erich Auerbach/Getty Images)

Classical music writer Fran Hoepfner (@franhoepfner) joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to recall her days as a young percussionist learning to play “Petrouchka,” the groundbreaking ballet music that Russian composer Igor Stravinsky wrote in 1911, and discuss why the piece still sounds fresh today.

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