That pounding bit in ‘The Rite of Spring’

Here are those 11 beats in Part II of Stravinsky’s “Le sacre du printemps” (today is the anniversary of its 1913 premiere) in 103 different performances. Warning: This is bizarre.

That pounding bit in ‘The Rite of Spring’
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3 thoughts on “That pounding bit in ‘The Rite of Spring’

  • May 29, 2018 at 11:11 pm
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    Actually watched/listened to the whole thing. Oddly compelling. I’m also a bit weird, so there’s that. . . .

    Anyways, was quite intrigued by the orchestra “Les Disonances” and the fact that they’d embark on Sacre without a conductor. Had never heard of them before, but am now going to do some YouTube searches of that rendition to see how it goes (both technically and artistically).

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  • May 31, 2018 at 6:04 pm
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    Shows what a HUGE effect the conductor has on a piece. Very enlightening.

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