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Why Stravinsky's 'Petrouchka' Was One Percussionist's Nightmare

Classical music writer Fran Hoepfner ( @franhoepfner) joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to recall her days as a young percussionist learning to play “Petrouchka,” the groundbreaking ballet music that Russian composer Igor Stravinsky wrote in 1911, and discuss why the piece still sounds fresh today.

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Ballet dancers perform during a dress rehearsal of the Petrushka ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photos)
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Ballet dancers perform during a dress rehearsal of the Petrushka ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photos)