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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

20 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 30 May 2013

Stephen Johnson reveals how Stravinsky's utterly novel approach to organising musical sounds led him to create the most sensational and notorious ballet score of the early twentieth century.

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

    Conductor: Simon Rattle Performer: City of Birmingham S O.

    EMI, 7-49636 2

  • Image for Traditional Russian

    Traditional Russian Song of the Volga boatmen (E' ukhnem)

    Performer: Red Army Choir

    Silvia Classics, B0000-66RMJ


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