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Stravinsky, Igor
Jeu de Cartes (A Card Game), ballet in "three deals"Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
Performance date: October 01, 1978

Date composed: 1936

Stravinsky was to the ballet what Verdi was to the opera and Beethoven to the symphony. Jeu de cartes is one of his most delightful, a “ballet in three deals,” as he called it. The composer himself was an avid card player and obviously relished writing the satirical, witty music that accompanies playing cards strutting about the stage.

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