Rite of Spring
Stravinsky wrote, prophetically, in his memoirs: “I wish that somebody in Leningrad could look for the music, for I am curious of how I composed just before The Firebird.”
In the 1910s, Stravinsky was hugely creative in his collaboration with the Russian Ballet in Paris. The Firebird was followed by Petrushka, and then came masterpiece The Rite of Spring – perhaps the most important and famous orchestral piece of the 20th century. Inspired by the violence of Russian spring, he composed music that was daring and innovative in equal measure – nothing like it had ever been heard before.
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
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