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In a concert from the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Stephane Deneve conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Stravinsky's music for the ballet The Rite of Spring.

Live from Usher Hall, Edinburgh

In this, his penultimate concert as Artistic Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stéphane Denève plays French music that shocked the world. While Debussy's orientalism opened new possibilities of harmonic and melodic colour, Stravinsky music for the Rite of Spring ballet proved a revelation for the eye as well as the ear to Parisian audience and changed the course of musical history. The top Canadian violinist, hailed by some as a modern Heifetz plays Barber's meltingly beautiful concerto for violin by way of contrast.

Stravinsky - Rite of Spring

James Ehnes (violin)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Stéphane Denève (conductor).

1 hour, 35 minutes

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Fri 4 May 2012 20:25


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