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Remembering Igor Stravinsky (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971)

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In memoriam of the great composer, pianist, and conductor Igor Stravinsky who died on this day in 1971, today we take a closer look at his wildly popular orchestral work “The Rite of Spring”.live streaming film Don’t Knock Twice

 

104 years ago, Stravinsky debuted The Rite of Spring in a packed theatre in Paris, with a ballet performance that would go down as one of the most notorious — and violent — of the 20th century.

Information surrounding what exactly happened on May 29th, 1913 remains unclear. There are little official records or eyewitness accounts to go on, but what we do know is Stravinsky’s grand debut ended in riots, mayhem and absolute chaos!

Whether this excitement was started by the music or dance, political unrest or simply a well-played publicity stunt, is something the experts still debate today.

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