Igor Stravinsky:  Pulcinella Suite - 7. Vivo

Pulcinella was an important turning point in Stravinsky’s career as it led him into the so-called “neo-classical” style which was to dominate his output for the next several decades.  This accompanied a concomitant movement in American ballet that stands unrivaled even today in it’s simplicity and elegance.  Perhaps this example will prove an inspiration for something spare and lasting in the Keweenaw woods.  Perhaps the best classical music is akin to a functional ecosystem and cannot be improved upon, only enjoyed.  

The entire composition is found here

April 13, 2011