Thu 23 December 2021 - 7 pm | Philharmonie Berlin

Christmas Concert: Prokofiev’s Cinderella

Vladimir Jurowski

Her name is Cinderella or Solushka and she is only up to good. Sergei Prokofiev endows the girl enchantingly

from € 20 Symphony concert Concert with the chief conductor


Sergei Prokofiev “Cinderella” (Aschenbrödel) – Musik zum Ballett in drei Akten op. 87


Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Concert with

Lavish splendour of sound

Whether it’s Cinderella, Aschenputtel or Золушка, that “living, feeling people” should be heard through the new ballet music was Sergei Prokofiev’s wish when he staged his second full-length dance theatre piece after Romeo and Juliet in 1945.

In the story, the main character’s development could serve as a model for modern personality training: the girl is transformed by love from an oppressed and humiliated maid to a radiant and confident princess, leaving everybody enchanted. Prokofiev clarifies the inner and outer process through three striking themes: “The first theme depicts the insulted Cinderella, the second – Cinderella simple and dreamy, and the third, broad theme – Cinderella as a girl happy and in love.” The composer equips the antagonists no less vividly, brilliantly setting to music their envy, simplicity, clumsiness and quarrelsomeness. The dwarves and fairies, too, all receive their distinctive musical gestalt in characteristic dances. How enchanting!



Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Pauly

Vladimir Jurowski


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Thu 23 December 2021 - 7 pm Philharmonie Berlin

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