Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz (conductor)
Seattle Symphony Collection. Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring was the most ambitious and controversial result of his collaboration with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet russes, the premiere performance in 1913 leading to a riot in the theatre - reportedly as much for the novel choreography as for the music - though subsequent performances were relatively peaceful. The Rite of Spring portrays atmospheric and dramatic pagan rituals which culminate in a sacrificial dance, during which the Chosen One dances herself to death. The Dumbarton Oaks concerto represents Stravinsky's later neoclassical style, referring to Bach in its compact scale and transparency of language.
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring, Concerto in E-flat 'Dumbarton Oaks'
Running Time: 51 min