Behold! Yuja Wang performing Stravinsky’s Petrushka (excerpt)

Stravinsky composed the music for Petrushka as a Ballet in 1910-1911.  The story of a puppet, Petrushka, made of straw and sawdust, who comes to life and develops emotions.  And I am sure it is a real exciting experience.  But I am more interested in this version, the piano version, which was created in 1921 for pianist Arthur Rubinstein (Stravinsky himself could not play it, in fact, I don’t know how anyone can play it, seems insanely difficult, exhausting).  It is a joyful, colorful, modern work of art, a real show stopper, a treat to see performed (especially by the beautiful Yuja Wang!).