Violin Concerto No. 1Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring
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We regret that, owing to illness, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has had to withdraw from this performance. We are grateful to Mikhail Agrest for taking his place at short notice.
Paris had seen revolution and turmoil, yet it didn’t quite know what to think of Stravinsky’s epochmaking ballet The Rite of Spring
and the curious footing of Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto, both of which were premièred in the city. The Rite
went down rather badly, its language based in deranged rhythm rather than civilised harmony, its choreography changing the point of expression from the ankle to the pelvis. Ten years later one of the few to take a shine to Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto at its première was Stravinsky, who escaped in its childlike beauty and innocence.Visit The Rest Is Noise website >
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Select a link below to listen to selected movements from this concert (Flash Player opens in a new window). Ravel: Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose) (version for orchestra) - PreludeRavel: Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose) (version for orchestra) - I. Danse du rouet et sceneProkofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19 - I. Andantino: Andante assaiProkofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19 - II. Scherzo: VivacissimoStravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part I: Adoration of the Earth: IntroductionStravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young GirlsStravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) - Part II: The Sacrifice: Mystic Circles of the Young GirlsYou may also like: CONCERT:Stravinsky and Orff
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