Klavier Festival Ruhr
zur deutschen Version English language selected Petruschka
About this website

The Petrushka website is a project created by the Ruhr Piano Festival Foundation.

Director of the Ruhr Piano Festival and President of the Ruhr Piano Festival Foundation: Prof. Franz Xaver Ohnesorg

Concept and development

Tobias Bleek, Victor Craven and Richard McNicol

Web development and programming : Victor Craven (10to1 Productions Ltd)

Text and animations

Tobias Bleek (Inside the score, History and context, Stravinsky and his world, The Petrushka project)

Richard McNicol (For teachers, The Petrushka project)

Johann Boehncke (Make your own puppets)

Victor Craven (The Petrushka comic)

English translations

J. Bradford Robinson (Inside the score)

Anne Boden (The Petrushka project)

Score and recording

Permission to use sections from the score of Stravinsky’s Petrushka was kindly granted by the publishers Boosey & Hawkes. We are grateful to the Bochum Symphony Orchestra and its General Music Director Steven Sloane for the recording of Stravinsky’s music. Sound recordings and processing: Ulrich Lorscheider


Michael Ciniselli (direction and editing), Enrique Sánchez Lansch (Producer for The Petrushka project films), camera: Carsten Gierke

Photographs and illustration

Frank Mohn, Ursula Kaufmann, Mark Wohlrab

We wish to thank the Paul Sacher Foundation for kindly granting permission to use selected sources from Stravinsky’s posthumous papers.

akg-images, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

References to other historical sources can be found in the text.

Other credits and thanks

We also extend our thanks to the following for their support:

Pierre Boulez (explanations of Petrushka), Irina Grigorieva and Katia Bergen (Russian folk song recordings), Pierre Charial (recording of “La jambe en bois”), Margarita Lebedkina (recording of examples at the piano), Claudia Eckes-Kohlrautz, Felix Killmayer, Anna Kopperschmidt, Anna Rizzi, Ulrich Mosch.


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Brunnenstraße 8, 45128 Essen
Tel. +49(0)201 89 66 80

Program development and design: 10to1 Productions Ltd


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