STRAVINSKY - THE RITE OF SPRING

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Conductor - Thomas Adès

Composer - Igor Stravinsky

Video streaming from BBC Proms

Date of concert - 6th August 2017


"Pictures of Pagan Russia in Two Parts", Stravinsky’s fiery music of describes primitive rituals that celebrate the coming of spring.

A young girl is chosen as sacrifice and dances herself to death.

There was a riot at the Premiere performance in 1913.

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