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Why Stravinsky's 'Petrouchka' Was One Percussionist's Nightmare09:52Download

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Russian composer Igor Stravinsky at work. (Erich Auerbach/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Russian composer Igor Stravinsky at work. (Erich Auerbach/Getty Images)

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.

This segment aired on March 10, 2017.

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