Relating to CC202’s current study of Modernism, the Core presents Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”.
Upon its release, it was controversial and supposedly caused a ‘riot’ in the Parisian premiere audience… This debated topic is discussed in an article by Tom Service of The Guardian titled The Rite of Spring- the Work of a Madman.Here is a sample:
“Mild protests against the music,” wrote Stravinsky, “could be heard from the beginning.” The composer was remembering the night of 29 May 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. The event was the premiere of a new ballet called The Rite of Spring – and, if you believe all the stories about what happened that celebrated evening, not least the one about the riot that ensued, it’s as if the 20th century only really got going when the audience in that gilded art-nouveau auditorium started kicking off.
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