The Rite of Spring Goes Solo
No Orchestra. No Ballet. Just Piano.
Monday, May 13, 2013
On May 29, Q2 Music and Soundcheck marked the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.
Vicky Chow of Bang on a Can performs her solo piano arrangement of a work intended for an orchestra and a ballet troupe. Hear this groundbreaking, riot-inducing composition in an unusual, stripped-down arrangement. (Please note: Rioting is discouraged at this performance.)
Plus: Phil Kline talks about the vast, complex and controversial discography of Rite recordings. Hosted by Soundcheck's John Schaefer. Formerly scheduled guest Sara Fishko has had to withdraw due to injury.
NOTE: Due to license restrictions this video has been removed.
'The Rite of Spring Goes Solo' is part of Q2 Music's Rite of Spring Fever—a 24-hour marathon on May 29 hosted by Phil Kline of contrasting interpretations of Stravinsky's masterpiece and a complementary web portal of interviews, testimonials and interactive features.