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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

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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20 minutes

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring

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

    • EMI.
    • 7-49636 2.
  • Traditional Russian

    Song of the Volga boatmen (E' ukhnem)

    Performer: Red Army Choir

    • Silvia Classics.
    • B0000-66RMJ.

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Composer Igor Stravinsky

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