You Pick the Performance with the 'Rite' Stuff
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
One hundred years ago today, Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring premiered at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Today's Showdown celebrates this tremendous moment in classical music history.
We asked you which one of these three great performances of Stravinsky's seminal work you'd like to hear and you chose a 1951 recording by the Boston Symphony with conductor Pierre Monteux, who conducted the 1913 premiere.