Music GCSE: A performance of the overture from Stravinsky’s 'Petrushka'

A performance of the overture from Igor Stravinsky’s 'Petrushka' by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

This clip is from the series Performances from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

Teacher Notes

This detailed visual portrayal of the orchestral sections, and close ups of players, can reinforce study of some of the essential features of this piece, including the lyrical folk melodies played on woodwind, the pounding motor rhythms from the string sections and the sudden contrasts in dynamics and texture.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Music. This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC KS4/GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 in Scotland.

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