Stone Flower inspiration. Fairy tale about Stone Flower was written by Russian writer Pavel Bazhov. The tale was included in the collection “The Malachite Casket”, based on Ural folklore and published in the Soviet Union in 1939. Stone Flower has become the eternal inspiration for artists, architects, directors, composers to create their own “Stone flower”.
The Stone Flower Fountain situated at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements (VDNKh) in Moscow – was the first in the USSR and in the world light and music fountain. The fountain is decorated with figures of birds, fruit and stucco depicting ears from which jets of water rise. The great Soviet composer Dmitry Shostakovitch specifically for fountain composed “Festive Overture”, which in combination with light décor created a unique artistic image. Fountain “Stone Flower” was created in 1954 under the project of artist-architect K.T. Topuridze and sculptor P.I. Dobrynin. Individual decorative sculptural details of fountain created by sculptor Z. V. Ryleeva and Alexandrova-Roslavleva. Mosaic work performed in the Academy of Arts Workshop.
Russian writer Pavel Petrovich Bazhov (27 January 1879 – 3 December 1950) wrote a collection of fairy tales The Malachite Casket, based on Ural folklore and published in the Soviet Union in 1939. In 1944, the translation of the collection into English was published in New York and London. Later Sergei Prokofiev created the ballet The Tale of the Stone Flower based on one of the tales.
The Stone Flower is a 1946 Soviet full-length fantasy film directed by Aleksandr Ptushko. It was the Soviet Union’s first color film shot on Agfacolor negative film seized in Germany, and was demonstrated at the 1946 Cannes Film Festival, it was awarded Cannes Film Festival prize for the best work with color. The film was based on a folktale by Pavel Bazhov.
The movies based on Stone Flower: Stone Flower (1946), Mystery of green wood (1960), Stepanova memo (1976), Short-length movie Sinyushkin well (1978), Golden snake (2007), directed by Vladimir Makeranets.
Tale of the “Stone Flower” – the last ballet of the great Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, staged in 1954. Russian ballet theme is based on the poetic tales of P.Bazhov Ural “Malachite Box”. In these tales the writer refers to the historical past of the Urals, folklore and fantastic legends. Tale of the “Stone Flower” was the foundation of a new, two-act libretto edition.
In 1944 was staged ballet “The Stone Flower” by Soviet composer A.G. Friedlander (1906-1990). In 1950 was performed the Opera by K.V. Molchanov “Stone Flower”. Opera-tale “The Malachite Casket” by D.A. Batin was staged in 2012 by Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Cartoons based on “Mistress of the Cooper Mountain”: Copper Mountain hostess, Puppet (1975), Malachite Casket, Puppet (1976), Stepan’s Reminder (1976), Stone Flower, Puppet (1977), “Mountain Master” cartoon (1978), “Ashling-Hopper” cartoon (1979).
“Mistress of the Cooper Mountain” was first published in 1936. Copper Mountain – is the name of a copper mine in the Urals Gumeshki. About the Mistress of Copper Mountain Bazhov heard stories in my families. Image of Mistress of Copper Mountain has various names : Mountain uterus, Stone girl, Golden Woman, mountain spirit, Mountain Elder, Mountain host. The writer embodied natural beauty, mystery, and spirit in her image, which still inspires people.
Illustrations to the Urals tales by PP Bazhov. Stamps of Russia, 2011: The Stone Flower: Danilo-the-Master and Mistress of the Cooper Mountain, The Malachite Casket: Mistress of the Cooper Mountain.
A cozy restaurant in the center of Moscow – “The Stone Flower” fascinates and charms the visitors with skillfully recreated fairy tale and magic atmosphere. The interior of bright dining room, decorated with original stone flower, fresh flowers, gorgeous emerald malachite columns – all immerses visitors in a relaxing and at the same time a festive mood.