Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Jeu de cartes (1936)

ballet in three rounds, for orchestra


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1936
    • Video, installation (detail, author) : chorégraphie de George Balanchine
    • Duration : 25 mn
    • Publisher : Schott
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      N. Malayev

Detailed formation
  • 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 3 percussionists, 12 violins, 10 second violins, 8 violas, 6 cellos, 6 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 27 April 1937
    Location :

    États-Unis, New York


    Performers :

    le Metropolitan Opera-American Ballet, direction : Igor Stravinsky, décors : Irene Sharaff.