Episode #9

May 29, 1913: The Premiere of the Ballet, The Rite of Spring

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Stravinsky’s completely original instrumentation and rhythms, and his use of dissonance, have made this work one of the most important of the 20th century, not to mention the riot and ensuing scandal that caused this Paris premiere to be one of the most shocking in all of performance history.

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Alfred from Sweden

It would have enhanced and augmented general appreciation if U would have included a sample of his pieces to listen to, don't U think?

Aug. 31 2011 07:33 AM

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