• Rite of Spring and The Firebird

Igor Stravinsky was a Russian-born composer who forever changed the world of music. There was huge controversy when his new music was performed. Near riots broke out, as listeners were astounded, and occasionally disturbed by these new sounds. What was real, though, was that the composer gave the public some amazing and creative new ways to hear musical works.

On this recording we hear the following:


  • The Firebird
  • The Rite of Spring

Performed by the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, conducted by Tugan Sokhiev

This recording is dedicated to one of the major music works of the 20th century, Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’, which will turn 100 years in 2013.

Here is a video of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, with Valery Gergiev conducting the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival



And next I have for you the Stravinsky Ballet “Le Sacre du Printemps” with Pierre Boulez conducting the Orchestre de Paris:



Tags: Stravinsky, Firebird, Rite of Spring

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