Ballet Vlaanderen

St. Pölten Festspielhaus Großer Saal Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

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Instrumentation

  • Ballet Vlaanderen, dance company

Programmes

Igor Strawinski
«The Firebird» Ballet in two scenes (1910)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has been familiar to audiences at the Festspielhaus for over a decade as the creator of boundary-breaking new dance works. Along with his company Ballet Vlaanderen, which he has led as Artistic Director since 2015, on this occasion the Flemish-Moroccan choreographer presents a contrasting programme of classic fairy-tale works to the sounds of the Tonkunstler Orchestra. Cherkaoui begins by offering new perspectives on the Russian legend of the firebird in ‘L’Oiseau de Feu’. In this non-narrative work, the destructive power of fire provides the focus for an extravagant piece of choreography. In ‘Exhibition’ the playful and fairy-tale elements of Mussorgsky’s famous work are visualised by the ballet director in a poetic staging accompanied by the orchestral version performed the Tonkunstler. 

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Modest Mussorgski

«Pictures at an Exhibition» (Orchestration: Maurice Ravel)

Movements

  • Promenade. Allegro giusto, nel modo russico, senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto

  • 1. Gnomus. Vivo

  • Promenade. Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza

  • 2. Il vecchio castello. Andante

  • Promenade. Moderato non tanto, pesante

  • 3. Tuileries. Allegretto non troppo, capriccioso

  • 4. Bydlo. Sempre moderato pesante

  • Promenade. Tranquillo

  • 5. Ballet des poussins dans leurs coques. Scherzino. Vivo, leggiero

  • 6. «Samuel» Goldenberg und «Schmuyle». Andante

  • 7. Limoges - Le Marché. Allegretto vivo, sempre scherzando

  • 8. Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum). Largo - Cum mortuis in lingua mortua. Andante non troppo, con lamento

  • 9. La cabane sur des pattes de poule (Baba-Yaga). Allegro con brio, feroce

  • 10. La grande porte de Kiev. Allegro alla breve - Maestoso - Con grandezza

Duration

29 Min.

Creation

1874/ 1922