The Rite of Spring – 100 Years On

June 14, 2013

Relive the riot of the Rite of Spring: click "Listen" above.

It was like an earthquake in Paris the night of May 29, 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and it altered the course of music in the 20th century. Jon Pinnow tells the story of the music of a "madman," Igor Stravinsky. Listen on the 100th anniversary of classical music's most famous premiere:

Wednesday at 10am and 4pm, then at 7:20pm followed by a brand new recording of the iconic work.

Bravo!

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