Thursday, June 06, 2013

The Rite of Spring Premiere: Fact and fiction

Last week was the centenary of the legendary scandalous first performance of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps), which arguably started the era of what is now called 20th century classical music. The linked BBC article tries to separate fact from fiction around that evening, and although quite some questions remain, it is a fascinating read.

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