148. Rituals, a riot and a revolution: Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

110 years ago in Paris, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring caused a furore and changed music forever. Did the police have to be called? It’s still a piece that shocks and stuns and is filled with something amazing every second.

Listening time c45 mins (podcast, 12′, Music 33′)

Music here played by the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie with conductor, Peter Eötvös. You can buy the recording or stream it too at Presto Music.

There are plenty of video performances on Youtube.  I like this one, played by the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France with Mikko Franck. The TV director really captures the personalities in the orchestra and gets in nice and close:

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