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London Philharmonic Orchestra under Markus Stenz - Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

The London Philharmonic Orchestra under Markus Stenz play Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring, along with Beethoven's Symphony No 1 and Thomas Larcher's Violin Concerto.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall
The LPO conducted by Markus Stenz play Stravinsky's ground-breaking ballet The Rite of Spring, along with Beethoven's Symphony No 1 and Thomas Larcher's Violin Concerto.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Thomas Larcher: Violin Concerto

8.20: Interval

8.40
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Markus Stenz, conductor

'I saw in my imagination a solemn pagan rite; sage elders, seated in a circle, watching a young girl dance herself to death ... sacrificing her to propitiate the god of spring.' When Stravinsky set his vision to music for the Ballets Russes three years later, the result was one of the most controversial and consistently electrifying pieces of music in history - a piece in which rhythm suddenly took priority over melody in a terrifying and unprecedented example of musical energy. Markus Stenz conducts The Rite of Spring following Beethoven's arresting First Symphony and the Violin Concerto written in 2008 with 'cinematic logic' by Thomas Larcher, and performed by the 2014 Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year, Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 1 in C Major Op 21

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Markus Stenz.
  • Thomas Larcher

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Claude Debussy

    Etudes (Book 1 Nos.1-4)

    Performer: Pierreā€Laurent Aimard.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Markus Stenz.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in A major, op.101

    Performer: Igor Levit (piano).

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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