RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
DEBUSSY Petite Suite
STRAVINSKY Symphony in CSusanna Mälkki will conduct the concerts April 23, 24, and 25
About the Music
Debussy's early, short Petite Suite for piano four-hands was orchestrated colorfully by Henri Büsser in "Debussy style" in 1907. Ravel made his own orchestrations of his piano suite Le Tombeau de Couperin, an homage to the French Baroque composer Couperin. Stravinsky's Pulcinella ballet, written just a few years later, takes some of its music from Pergolesi and refashions it in purely Stravinskian good humor.
As usual, the Saturday evening concert will be streamed over WCRB (see link to right).