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Pulcinella is a one-act ballet by Igor Stravinsky based on an 18th-century play Quatre Polichinelles semblables "Four identical Pulcinellas ". Pulcinella is a stock character originating from commedia dell'arte. The ballet was commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev.
A performance of the work typically lasts 35 minutes. The ballet score was revised by Stravinsky in Diaghilev wanted a ballet based on an early eighteenth-century commedia dell'arte libretto and music then believed to have been composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.
Although the music was then attributed to Pergolesi, much of that attribution has since proved to be spurious;  some of the music may have been written by Domenico GalloUnico Wilhelm van WassenaerCarlo Ignazio Monza and Alessandro Parisotti. Conductor Ernest Ansermet wrote to Stravinsky in about the prospect, but the composer initially did not like the idea of music by Pergolesi.
However, once he studied the scores, which Diaghilev had found in libraries in Naples and London, he changed his mind. Stravinsky rewrote this older music in a more modern way by borrowing specific themes and textures but interjecting modern rhythms, cadences, and harmonies.
Pulcinella marked the beginning of Stravinsky's second phase as a composer, his neoclassical period. Stravinsky wrote that " Pulcinella was my discovery of the past, the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible. It was a backward look, of course—the first of many love affairs in that direction—but it was a look in the mirror, too.
They were joined in the premier by Francisco Moncion who danced the role of The Devil. The story of Pulcinella is taken from a manuscript from Naples, dating fromcontaining a number of comedies portraying the traditional character of the popular Neapolitan stage. The particular story used is entitled Quatre Polichinelles semblables "Four identical Pulcinellas". The one-act ballet features Pulcinella, his girlfriend Pimpinella, his friends Furbo, Prudenza and Rosetta, and Florindo and Cloviello.
The story starts with Florindo and Cloviello serenading Prudenza and Rosetta. The two women are unimpressed and reply by showering the suitors with water. Prudenza's father, a doctor, appears and chases them away. A new episode begins with Rosetta with her father appearing. Rosetta dances for Pulcinella and they kiss. But Pimpinella sees this and interrupts the scene. Florindo and Cloviello arrive and, jealous of Pulcinella, they beat him up. Pulcinella is then stabbed, Serenata - Stravinsky* - Stravinsky Conducts Pulcinella this is actually a mockery to get Pimpinella to forgive Pulcinella.
Furbo disguised as a magician appears and Deal - Grateful Dead* - Dead In Cornell (Part 1) Pulcinella's body in front of everybody. Pimpinella indeed forgives Pulcinella, Prudenza and Rosetta succumb to Florindo's and Cloviello's wooing.
The ballet ends with the marriages of the couples. The music is based on pieces then supposed to be by Pergolesi. Serenata - Stravinsky* - Stravinsky Conducts Pulcinella the History section for more about the musical sources. The following is a description of the musical forces and movements.
Pulcinella is scored for a modern chamber orchestra Serenata - Stravinsky* - Stravinsky Conducts Pulcinella three solo singers:. The Pulcinella Suitederived Serenata - Stravinsky* - Stravinsky Conducts Pulcinella the ballet, was written in and has no vocal parts. The suite was revised by the composer in and [ citation needed ]. From Nostálgica Solidão - Le Marchand - Destrutivo Sentimento De Negativismo, the free encyclopedia.
Redirected from Pulcinella Stravinsky. This article is about Stravinsky's ballet. For Saziando LUomo - The Hirudo Effect - Saziando LUomo Commedia character, see Pulcinella.
Voices Solo soprano Solo tenor Solo bass Woodwinds 2 flutes 2nd doubling piccolo 2 Serenata - Stravinsky* - Stravinsky Conducts Pulcinella 2 bassoons Brass 2 horns in F 1 trumpet in C 1 trombone Strings Concertino : 2 violins 1 viola 1 cello 1 contrabass Ripieno : 8 violins 4 violas 3 celli 3 contrabasses.
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