Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka: Wet Nurses’ Dance
Pétrouchka was the second of Stravinsky’s works for the Ballets Russes, the famous row of ballets led by Sergei Djagilew. Stravinsky’s debut there was Firebird (1910) and he started writing his outstanding and shocking Le Sacre Du Printemps afterwards. The composing process of the Sacre was paused for Pétrouchka that was premiered in 1911, the Sacre later in 1913. The Wet Nurses’ Dance part in particular is a densely sounding and humorous one with great recourse on folklore music. I only posted this but it only makes full sense and fun in the whole context of Pétrouchka.
Sad there is no comment on who plays this in the video but the performance doesn’t give any special perspective anyway…
Note for Jazz lovers: Know the roots and the roots are not only Blues! ;)