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Sheet music for piano - Igor Stravinsky - The Fairy's Kiss

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Igor Stravinsky

The Fairy's Kiss

  • Instrumentation: Piano Reduction
  • Material: ScoreSheet music
  • Miscellaneous: [ Le Baiser de la fe / Kuss der Fee / Il bacio della fata ]
  • Publisher:
    Boosey & Hawkes
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  • Duration: 43 min
  • Publication date: Rev 1950

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  • Description:

    One of Stravinsky's most tender scores - a love letter to the Russia of his childhood The Fairy's Kiss lovingly adapts more than a dozen songs and piano pieces by Tchaikovsky. The action of the ballet depicts a child kissed by a Fairy ; later, on his wedding day, he is carried off to the Land of Eternal Dwelling. The story suggested to Stravinsky `an allegory with Tchaikovsky himself. The Fairy's kiss on the heel of the child is also the Muse marking Tchaikovsky at his birth` - and later terminating his mortal existence at the height of his powers. The static coda (not to be found in the Divertimento) is among Stravinsky's most sublime inspirations

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